Double digits & Thankful Tuesday

Today was one of those days where I just wanted to move.  After waking up and eating a hearty breakfast of apples and jelly toast, Momma and I hit the local bike trail for a 5 mile walk. 

Following our brisk walk, Momma took off to do some shopping, while I took a nap at home.  When I woke up, I had the bright idea to attempt  5 more miles in the effort to make double digits today.  I changed my clothes, laced up my sneaks, and headed out just in time to catch the sun setting over the mountains.

I decided to do a run/walk series and was able to successfully run 3.4 miles and walk 1.6, making it double digits! 

Getting my sweat on!

During my run portion, I thought about and saw a lot of things that made me thankful.

  • I’m thankful for a great job and great co-workers.  Now that I work at a gift boutique and stationery store, I get to work for a wonderful boss and have three great gals as my partners in crime.  They are so uplifting and so encouraging.

    I love having awesome notes left on my paycheck.


  • I’m thankful for my sight.  Tonight there was a man leading his BLIND son along the bike trail.  Blind.  With a guide stick.  I’m not sure if my sweat glands produced more sweat at that time or if I actually teared up a little, but it was definitely humbling.  I should be so grateful that I can run freely without the aid of someone guiding me.
  • I’m thankful for random acts of kindness.  Tonight on my run, I purposely planned to run to the campground that I used to work at so that I could get some much needed water.  About half a mile from my destination, a super nice gentleman pulled over and told me that I was doing so good, and then handed me a bottle of water.  Don’t worry all you stranger danger haters; I didn’t drink it.  It is the thought that counts.
  • I’m thankful for a full tank of gas.  I put a lot of mileage on my car, and although I get almost 30 mpg, it is still a struggle to keep my car on full.

    Well, almost a full tank.


Today couldn’t have been more perfect, and even though my pace wasn’t super duper fast, I still got out there, moved my body, and got my sweat on.  Today was a big confidence boost in my own ability and I can’t wait to get out there again tomorrow and chase my dreams.

6 thoughts on “Double digits & Thankful Tuesday

  1. Kelsie,
    I have followed your blog for a long time. If you’re ever in Knoxville and want to walk (I’m pretty sure I am to big to run) I’d love to meet up. I’m on Facebook too Becca Anderson Griggs and I think Valerie Fowler is a mutual friend. She is such an inspiration too!!
    Would love to hear any tips you have learned. : )
    Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

  2. Wow! Kelsey, you’re eletemrxy busy! You’re probably wondering who I am but we’ve actually met before at Sr. High. We just haven’t seen each other in a really long time. I’ve attached my blog so you can check it out if you’d like. I’ve been wanting to talk to you because I just absolutely miss you so much…it’s CRAZY! Oh and ummm.. Follow me on twitter !!!! @MyHardLife16

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