50 Joyful Things

#1. Morning trips to Starbucks
#2. Fresh linen
#3. Pandora radio on a workday
#4. Ginger green tea
#5. Long Saturday runs with my Luke’s Locker buddies
#6. Chapstick
#7. Having a job you love
#8. Supportive girlfriends
#9. Prayer
#10. Vacations
#11. Massages
#12. Yoga
#13. The alarm clock on my cell phone
#14. My Danceaton class
#15. Naps
#16. Retail therapy
#16. Spa pedicures
#17. Vino
#18. Cooking on Sundays
#19. Date nites
#20. Chocolate
#21. Thoughtful emails from friends
#22. Calvary Church (my home church)
#23. My bible
#24. The satisfaction after pushing through a tough workout
#25. Anything on Bravo
#26. Mac n cheese
#27. Anything from Bath & Body works
#28. Marathon trips
#29. Sitting in a steamy sauna
#30. Jamming to music in the car
#31. Blogging
#32. Sushi
#33. Girls nites out
#34. Concerts
#35. Sitting by the pool
#36. The high you get after a run
#37. Brunch with my mama
#38. Jumping on a trampoline
#39. Chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven
#40. Pay day
#41. Eating peanut butter out of the jar
#42. DVR
#33. Singing in the shower
#34. Dancing in the car
#35. Dance parties with my coworkers on Fridays
#36. Celebrating with my running buddies after a race
#37. Catching up with friends you haven’t seen in a while
#38. Anything MINT colored
#39. A clean house
#40. Kissing in the rain
#41. Salsa dancing
#42. The color pink
#43. New running shoes
#44. Leggings
#45. Pretty sunsets
#46. Sand in your toes
#47. Freshly flat-ironed hair
#48. Laughing
#49. Smiling
#50. Compliments

8 thoughts on “50 Joyful Things

  1. Hi! I found your site through another running blog (about running 12 minute miles and slower runners). Your comment was encouraging as you said you started out running 10:30-11:00 minute miles.
    I was wondering, did your improvement in pace just come along with time and increasing mileage? I have done 2 half marathons (both a 10:20 pace) on 20 miles per week training. and I really want to get faster. I’m slowly trying to build up to 30 miles per week to get a more solid base. Just wanted to get some feedback from somebody who has been where I’m at.

    p.s- I’m from your neck of the woods- Arlington 🙂

    • Hi there! Congrats to you on finishing those half marathons! And YES, a big part of getting faster, for me at least had a lot to do with a gradual increase in my mileage but overall just staying consistent with my running! I would also recommend signing up for some shorter 5k/10ks in the area to work on pushing that pace a bit! Speedwork also plays a huge role in getting faster. Sounds like you are doing great, keep up the fantastic work and best of luck in your training!

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