Grace and Gratitude

This last week of training was challenging, but I finally made it to recovery week.  I LOVE my time on the mat and every time I go to hot yoga, I am reminded to show myself grace and gratitude.  I am grateful for the ability to push my body to new limits on a daily basis…now it is time to show my body grace and allow my hard work to sink in with focus on recovery this week.

  1. I am thankful that my mind is strong and focused.
  2. I am thankful that I am happy and healthy.
  3. I credit my body for pushing hard through some challenging workouts and pushing to new limits.
  4. I respect my body’s physical and mental strength.
  5. I am grateful for the confidence I have in my abilities.
  6. I am grateful for my determination to be a better person and athlete.
  7. I credit my mental focus for my perseverance and fortitude, even during challenging times.
  8. I show my body grace by giving it what it wants and needs…good nutrition, good sleep, good people.

grace & gratitude

What are you thankful for?  How do you show your body grace and gratitude?

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Week #7 (Base Training) Totals:

Swim:  5000 yards

Bike:  60.8 miles

Run:  20.8 miles

Strength Training:  2 hours & 15 minutes

Hot Yoga:  2 hours & 30 minutes

Week #7 in the green 😉

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19 thoughts on “Grace and Gratitude

  1. Thank you Kecia!! I needed this today! I am going to show my body and mind grace by accepting my limitations (with Caiden’s health problems and resulting appointments and care responsibilites) and ABSOLUTELY CELEBRATING each mile, each minute that I can be doing what I love. I am grateful for the sun and the warmer temperatures today.

    • You’re welcome Laura 🙂 It is important for us all to remember to show ourselves grace and gratitude from time to time. Celebrate like there’s no tomorrow!! You go girl 😉

  2. So thankful my body is healthy enough to allow me to abuse it by running marathons 🙂 I try to take care of it the best I can while resisting the urge to pick at what I look like while I’m doing the sport I love. This is such a great reminder to live in grace and gratitude. Sometimes it can make all the difference! What alarm clock are you talking about?!

  3. Such a good reminder! Right now, I’m dealing with an injury (boo!), but I try to be thankful for the fact that I can still be active and can continue to train and that I’m really quite fortunate.

  4. Great week! I might have just picked up a sweet, light road bike for free and hope I can get it sized to fit me. This summer some long bike rides may be in my future 🙂

  5. Congrats on a strong week – I’m super impressed by the variety in there, too (II def need more strength and yoga in the mix). Excited to follow along on your journey to IMWI!

  6. Gratitude for today, nearly 70 and NO POLLEN! WOOOOO!!!! 14 mile bike ride then doing work on the porch. ENJOYING the sun after a miserable stretch of 5 weeks of winter.
    I am now going to have to go back and find out about that alarm clock that mike referred to. . .

    • I would have loved for 70 degrees, although I can’t complain for 50 🙂 I am hoping to enjoy one more nice day before we get hit again on Thursday…
      I LOVE my alarm clock…it brings a much more natural way to wake up 🙂

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