Day 8: I'm thankful for ...

Running. I'm a little surprised I waited a week for this, but I wanted to make sure I put this out there in a way that makes sense. For the rest of the month, I'll very likely have many more things to do with running, but for one day I wanted to express my true thanks for the sport.

The running community in the past year has had major ups and downs, but after reading this story about Mike Cassidy and Meb Keflezighi finishing the New York City Marathon together, I've never felt prouder to be a runner. While at times we're all selfish, we're all in this together. We share the same experiences, no matter how fast or slow we are.

I give thanks for the opportunities that running has given to me, both personally and in many ways in my career (and perhaps future career).

If you're not a runner and happen to come across this, give it a chance. It'll change you, one step at a time.