One thing that I have learned and continue to work on is self-care. Hubby just got home last night after 60 hours on shift and even though it was a long few days, I got my butt out of bed at 5 and did my first July 4th road race. I have never run a 4.47, but now I can say I have and I’m so thankful for the support and encouragement of my friends and family. I’m thankful for each muscle in my body that allowed me to run. I’m thankful for my running buddy who reminded me over and over mind over matter and clapped and cheered us on throughout. I’m thankful for the ability to keep my body young and fit. I’m thankful for my oldest and although we can’t run together (because he’s so crazy fast), he cheers me on at the finish line. I’m thankful for my hubby for coming out to wait for me at the finish line when he could have stayed in bed after 60 hours at work. I’m thankful to God for carrying me when I felt like I couldn’t do it myself. Whatever you do today and however you spend your time, do it with a thankful heart with each breath your body is able to take and remember that self-care doesn’t have to be running a race, it can be a walk, reading a book, or even taking a nap-which I think I will go do right now. Happy 4th of July!