Today I am thankful for my health.
I think our health is something that we can at times take for granted. I know I certainly have at different points of my life. Luckily I have not had any serious illnesses, but I was quite sick last year for about 5 months and it definitely impacted my quality of life.
I often get frustrated because I feel like I do all the right things (exercise, get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy diet), but sometimes our health is just out of our control, as was the case last fall when I had a sinus infection that refused to go away, and ended up having sinus surgery. Surgery was my only option as no antibiotic could get rid of my infection, so it's not like I had a choice in the matter, but I was skeptical about whether it would truly fix things.
Well, I am thrilled to say it did! I have not had a sinus infection since my surgery and will say this is probably the healthiest year I have had in years!
Besides being thankful for the fact that sinus infections seem to be a thing of the past for me, I am also thankful for the healthy marathon training season I had. Becoming a runner has definitely hugely contributed to an improvement in my body image. As I've said before, I no longer obsess over my problem areas and instead am just thankful that my body can do things like run 26.2 consecutive miles! I mean, it's pretty amazing when you stop and think about it!
So here's to what will hopefully be another healthy year!