#1. Morning trips to Starbucks
#2. Fresh linen
#3. Spotify on a workday
#4. Ginger green tea
#5. Long Saturday runs with my running buddies
#7. Having a job you love
#8. Supportive girlfriends
#13. The alarm clock on my cell phone
#14. Teaching spin class
#17. Retail therapy
#18. Spa pedicures
#20. Cooking on Sundays
#21. Date nites
#23. Thoughtful emails from friends
#24. Calvary Church (my home church)
#25. My bible
#26. The satisfaction after pushing through a tough workout
#27. Anything on Bravo
#28. Mac n cheese
#29. Anything from Bath & Body works
#30. Marathon trips
#31. Sitting in a steamy sauna
#32. Jamming to music in the car
#35. Girls nites out
#37. Sitting by the pool
#38. The high you get after a run
#39. Brunch with my mama
#40. Jumping on a trampoline
#41. Chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven
#42. Pay day
#43. Eating peanut butter out of the jar
#45. Singing in the shower
#46. Dancing in the car
#47. Dance parties with my coworkers on Fridays
#48. Anything MINT colored
#49. A clean house
10 thoughts on “50 Joyful Things”
Love this! What a great idea! #41 is one of mine too 🙂
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!
Great! That’s encouraging.
Thanks so much! I’ve got a 10k on the schedule 🙂
I love this post – I think we have a lot in common 🙂
So if my husband and I were to each make our top 50 lists, we would have probably included almost everything on your list! He’s the runner and I cover many of your other items.
You inspire me! I just became a cycle instructor 2 months ago & I LOVE it! It’s a life long dream realized. Thanks for your blog, insights, honestly & information. Keep it coming!!💪🏼🚴♀️
#yaaasss love it!! So glad you love it too! Cheers and happy spin cycling!!