I know that sometimes I whine and complain a bit too much about this constant string of injuries or how things are not going the way that I had planned. So, instead of complaining about how I feel or what body part hurts today, I wanted to take a chance to reflect on how absolutely blessed I am.
I have developed wonderful online friendships with people who constantly support and encourage me and I feel so lucky to have discovered the world of health and fitness bloggers.
However, my very biggest supporters are right here at home. I am very lucky to have amazing friends and family. They don’t all run crazy distances, or eat the way I eat, and yet they support my decisions 100%.
I have family dinners with my parents once a week and I have been so touched by the effort they are putting into making gluten free dinners for me to enjoy with them. I went over two weeks ago to watch the Colts playoff game with them and they had a HUGE Super Bowl party style spread. You would have thought a dozen people were watching, not just the three of us, with the amount of food they had, and all of it was gluten free so I could enjoy and not feel deprived at all. I just cannot get over how sweet and supportive they have been about this whole gluten free diet. (Update: I’ve been gluten free for over 11 weeks now and no headaches/migraines.)Then yesterday I was surprised at the finish line of my half marathon (recap of that later) by a friend who came to cheer me on and then even dropped me back off at my car so I didn’t have to wait for the shuttle in the freezing cold. So sweet to know that even though she might not have been running the race herself, she took the time out of her day, and fought the crazy traffic and road closures, to be there and support me.
Then last night another friend and I decided to stay in, cook dinner, watch a movie, and just hangout/talk. I had brought all the food for dinner last time so she insisted on getting everything this time. I offered to help because I know that sometimes picking out gluten free dinners can be kind of a pain, but she did it all herself. She came over with stuff to make a fabulous guacamole, with delicious gluten free corn chips, and stuff to make a GF taco pizza. She had tried so hard to make sure everything was gluten free for me – even asking people at the grocery store and Googling things from her cell phone. I felt so special; she had done all that for me.
Basically even when things go wrong, even when things don’t work out the way that I had hoped, I must still remember how lucky I am to have friends and family who support and care for me.
What is one kind thing someone has done for you lately?