As I’m on my flight home for Thanksgiving Break I realized I sometimes don’t give nearly enough thanks to the people in my life who deserve it most. With Thanksgiving only a few days away I thought this was a good time to express my gratitude to those who stand by my side to allow me to follow my dreams!
To my whole family- You guys are some of my biggest fans. I know you guys will have my backs no matter how crazy my ideas may be. You have endured many early mornings at races. You have had to hear me leaving the house at 5:00 AM for practices. You have spent hours driving with me to practices and sitting through races…even when weather conditions aren’t that great. You always made sure my travel plans were planned out to the last detail. You have cheered your hearts out as I come into every finish line. You have been with me during defeat to help me pick myself back up to keep going. You are the people that remind me that no dream is too big. You guys are my rock.
To all my friends- you guys help me keep my balance. You guys always remind me that I don’t have to be so serious all the time and that a little fun will never hurt. You guys are there when I need to talk through decisions to help me weigh out the pro’s and con’s. You guys are the ones that willinngly listen to me when I talk about my races and practices. You guys are the ones that endure all the quotes I send weekly….or daily :).
To my coaches and teammates- you guys push me everyday. You remind me that there is always room for improvement and that if you set your mind to something- it really is possible. You guys share insight you have on ways I can improve or things I can change. You guys are the ones who I can share all my pre-race jitters with. You guys are some of the main reasons I love this sport.
I hope everyone enjoys Thanksgiving with all their friends and family. And if you get a chance- make sure you thank all the special people in your life.
“There is always something to be thankful for”