Friday Five – September 5th – Five Things I’m Thankful For

This week has absolutely flown by!  I know that’s partly due to Monday having been Labor Day and it was only a four day work week, but with this also having been the first week back at school with students, its been one super busy and absolutely crazy week!  To all of my fellow bloggers, my apologies for not commenting on your posts as much as I usually do, or for not being as active on Social Media this past week.  Its nothing you’ve done, its all been because of how crazy this week has been!

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Where I’ve spent the majority of my week

If the first week back with students weren’t crazy enough on its own, we also had Back to School Night yesterday, which meant I left for work at 6:15 a.m. and didn’t get home until after 9:00 p.m.  Talk about one long day!  And of course I spent most of the day on my feet, which given that I ran a half marathon on Sunday, to say my feet and legs are a bit sore is an understatement!

With how crazy this week has been, its gotten me thinking about the simple things that I’m thankful for.  This week I’m thankful for:

1.  A routine

Last week I started to get back into my morning routine, and this week I’ve been working on getting back into my school routine.  Although we haven’t had a normal bell schedule at school this week, which has only added to the craziness, I’m looking forward to getting into a regular routine with my students next week.

2.  The gym and my ability to work out

Although I’ve only worked out once since Sunday’s half marathon, the hour that I spent at the gym on Wednesday was the perfect mental break I needed from the craziness.

3.  My coworkers

I’m very fortunate to have incredibly caring coworkers.  We all look out for one another, and after my unfortunate stay in the hospital earlier this year, many of them have been extra vigilant about looking after me and asking how I’m doing.  Yesterday, one coworker noticed that I was at school a bit late and kindly told me to “Go home.”

4.  An almost empty calendar this weekend

Other than the Arlington 9/11 Memorial 5k tomorrow evening, we don’t have anything else on our calendar this weekend.  And that is exactly what my mental sanity needs right now.  Although I have a list of chores that I hope to take care of around the house this weekend, knowing that I’ll be able to sleep in both Saturday and Sunday and ease my way into the day will help me to relax after such a crazy week.

5.  My husband

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With how crazy my week has been, I’m beyond thankful for the extra chores that Preston has taken on around the house this past week.  He’s also been getting up earlier in the morning than he has to in order to help me get out the door on time.

QOTD: What are you thankful for this week?

As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well!

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Also, be sure to enter my Spartan Race Giveaway for your chance to win an entry into a 2014 or 2015 Spartan Race!

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23 Responses to Friday Five – September 5th – Five Things I’m Thankful For

  1. I love that picture of the two of you! It’s nice to get back in to a routine! Good luck at your race this weekend and I hope you have a wonderful school year!

  2. Thankful to be back in a routine as well although could do without the 6 am wake ups for HS kids. happy Friday

  3. A weekend with nothing to do? I have absolutely no comprehension of what that would look like, lol! Have fun at the the race. The hubby and I will be running it (again) vicariously with you! 🙂

  4. Glad your first week went well despite the craziness! Enjoy your weekend and rest up!!!

  5. RunStretchGo says:

    Sounds like you deserve a weekend of rest! Hope it’s exactly what you need to get through the craziness!

  6. Oh my gosh, I love when I have an open calendar weekend – it so rarely happens, and unfortunately, this weekend is not one of them! Enjoy it!

  7. Jennifer says:

    I am glad you will get some rest this weekend! I love getting back into a routine – but it is usually exhausting at first.

  8. omg i have lots of stuff going on sunday but a totally lazy (post run) saturday and i am SO.FREAKING.EXCITED. enjoy your weekend!

  9. I am finding it challenging to get back in a routine after school started. But, I look forward to when I do have the routine down! It makes things so much easier 🙂

  10. jillconyers says:

    I’m still trying to get back into a routine after returning to work from a wonderful summer break. Having no routine is unsettling. So so grateful for my husband 🙂

  11. aw, sweet! and as sad as I am summer is over, I’m happy I don’t have many commitments heading into fall so I can get back into a better routine as well!

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