Thankful Thursday 5: Restoration

Welcome to the fifth instalment of my Thankful Thursday. I can’t believe it’s been a month of doing this already! This week I’m focusing on gratitude for the restoration that’s going on in my life.

Here’s my Thankful Thursday for the Week of May 11-May 17, 2018!

Things I am thankful for this week:

  • This week Andrew had a big win at work which I’m thankful for and really excited about.
  • I’m also thankful for the delicious Breka treats we got to celebrate that win – donuts and torte!
  • For another week, it’s been hot and sunny. We actually hit a temperature record here in Vancouver on Monday at 25 degrees Celsius! Over the past couple days it’s cooled down a bit, but it’s still not rainy, which is awesome.
  • These beautiful flowers:
Across the street from home.
On my walk from the parking lot into work.
  • As usual, I spent a big chunk of time with my best friend over the weekend doing work (teachers don’t just work M-F 8-3!!). I was super productive. I’ve had a lot of marking hanging over my head for a few weeks now and I managed to finish ALL OF IT!

And the title of this post, Restoration!

  • The main reason I chose restoration for this week’s gratitude theme is that I’m working on restoring my hip to full health.
  • I’m thankful for the good chiro session I had last Thursday, which helped.
  • I also went to physio on Monday and Wednesday. I’m thankful to my friend Sagal, who recommended the physiotherapist that I saw and liked. I’m also thankful that he determined that I likely haven’t actually injured anything. I just have a LOT of sympathetic/compensatory tightness after twisting my hip a bit coaching rugby. I also made it angry without giving it the rest it needed. Lesson learned.
  • In the same vein, I’m thankful that my physiotherapist now thinks it’s within reason to aim for me to be able to run the next half I’m registered for, the Scotia Half toward the end of June!
  • At yesterday’s appointment, my physio did IMS which is probably the weirdest feeling I’ve ever experienced. It’s not exactly painful, but it made the insides of my muscles twitch involuntarily, which he said was textbook. Now that I’ve rested and my muscles have recovered a bit, my hip is feeling miles better, which is amazing.
  • This restoration of my body that I’ve done while resting post-BMO half has also allowed some other types of restoration to happen.
  • The state of our apartment tends to run on a sliding scale exactly the opposite of the sliding scale that shows how busy we are. Training for a half-marathon takes about 10 hours a week. When you’re working full-time and coaching a high school sport and tutoring, there’s not much time for a clean kitchen or clothes. Now that the rugby season is over and I’m resting, the dishes are getting done with more regularity, which does wonders for my mental health (I’m not exaggerating).
  • I’m also thankful to restore some of my time writing and planning, which really fell off the table during the busy season.

There you have it!

So, that’s my Thankful Thursday list for this week. I hope it inspires you to make your own, and get on that gratitude train!

Peace and love,


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A Vancouverite that grew up in the Maritimes, I'm a married, millennial, rugby-playing, PNW-exploring high school teacher who loves reading, art, and nature. And I have generalized anxiety disorder.

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