Happy happy Friday! I cannot believe that next week is already Thanksgiving, seriously, where did the time go?! I am excited for a few days back in Wisconsin, my second Turkey Trot and enjoying the cold fall weather before winter actually gets here. 🙂

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’m linking up with Rachel today to give thanks… specifically for some things that we experience as runners. 😉

I am thankful for my hanger.

Honey Craisin Protein Balls Recipe | Crazy Running Girl


Hanger, as much as it sucks, taught me that anything can taste delicious when you are desperate. But it also taught me the importance of protein and eating right… so that hanger DOESN’T happen. 


I am thankful for my dual wardrobe. 

Brooks Running Canopy Jacket | Crazy Running Girl


My wallet may not say the same thing ;), but I love always having an extra closet (I mean, basically…) full of clothes that I can wear even when I’m not running. 


I am thankful for having an excuse to nap. 

Maine Coon sleeping position | Crazy Running Girl


This is maybe my favorite thing to do after a long run… head home, hit the couch and nap until I feel like a human again (sometimes this takes a full two hours, which I think is quite impressive). I sometimes even nap on those days when that run seems to hit me extra hard… but I have a good excuse, right?!


I am thankful for my early mornings. 

Running in Austin, TX | Crazy Running Girl


It took me a LONG time to get used to running in the morning… and to be honest, I’m still not 100% at being able to get up in the AM to run. However, I have learned how to appreciate the whole early morning thing. And nothing makes you feel like more of a badass then when you get to work at 8 a.m. and know that you’ve already knocked out a double-digit run that morning. 


I am thankful for YOU. 

[two friends I met via social media!]


Yes, YOU! Thank you so much for all of your support, for reading my blog, for being my supportive system, all of it! I started blogging about six years ago, mostly as a way to stay accountable and also, to meet people that loved to run and it’s amazing all of the friendships, experiences and things I’ve learned along the way. 

It’s also incredible to think back to six years ago and how much I’ve changed as a person, as well as how much my life has changed! And I couldn’t have done it without your friendship, support and motivation. 


What are you thankful for as you think about Thanksgiving? 

What are you thankful for… as a runner? 

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