Lyle - a husband who truly does love me unconditionally. He "allows" me to train and race all of the time. Actually has only said "no" to one thing I wanted to do which was a century on my birthday. He is generous and quiet and witty.
4. Friends. Old ones.... new ones.... REAL friends stick by you. Real friends appreciate you. Real friends allow you to be completely obsessed and love you just the same. I am blessed to finally have some real friends in my life. Many of those who I consider real friends are you followers out there who leave such encouraging comments to me. I hope to make you more real by meeting you someday!
5. Training partners - sometimes you don't realize what you have until it is gone. It is strange to find someone to be with you when you are at your stinkiest, rawest, down right... beaten up. Partners who really get you, who understand why you do this to yourself. Partners that are there for you no matter what! Who hug your sweaty, stinky body when you PR. Who hold you when you fail and cry with you. Those of you who still have partners, don't take them for granted. Cherish the time you have together. We never know where life takes us... hopefully all to the finish line!
What are you thankful for today?