Thankful Things Thursday: Purple Edition

It’s Thursday. You know what that means.

I’m really only calling this the Purple Edition because I’m wearing a purple dress today.

Not the best photo

The dress is Diane Von Furstenburg and I bought it several years ago. I rarely wear it because it fits sort of weird. I wanted to wear a dress today, but since the temperatures are back down to 20 degrees, I needed to layer up. Enter long sleeves and tights.

This isn’t my favorite way to dress up because it feels bulky, but I am thankful for the color purple.

I like ruffles

Other things I’m thankful for today:

It’s light out when I run in the morning now. Sure, I miss the sunrise, but I looooove the sunshine!

Not a bad view

My appetite is coming back. My appetite has been really off for the past two weeks, but slowly food is starting to taste good again. Don’t worry, I’m still eating (plenty). It just hadn’t been tasting good.

I’m going to yoga tonight. For the past two days I’ve had big gym plans and then things have come up and I’ve missed out on spinning (with my favorite instructor, no less). Tonight I will make it to yoga.

I’m very thankful for my newfound outlook on exercising, resting and finding balance in life. I appreciate all of the wonderful feedback on this post and look forward to getting all I can out of life going forward, both at the gym and beyond.

I got a late start today so I have to run. Work beckons! But tell me what you’re thankful for and I’ll be back tonight with my recap of the day.

Happy Thursday!



7 Responses

  1. I found out I have a stress fracture today and I can’t run for at least 3 weeks! Bummer 🙁 But I’m thankful I will be able to swim!

  2. Cute outfit! I love the color purple too, but only started wearing it last winter. i wore a maroon shirt today that I love! I’m glad you’re learning to find balance in life. Although exercising is good, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing:)

  3. I’m wearing purple today too! 🙂 Today I’m thankful for my shiny fun green earrings adding “sparkle” to my mood (and outfit), weekly traditions, new friends and the promise of a much needed low-key weekend.

  4. I just bought a 20 pack to a local yoga studio because they were selling class packs for 60 percent off to celebrate the studio’s birthday. I totally don’t do yoga but am pretty excited to see what 20 sessions will do for me!

  5. The outfit is so cute! Missed you at spin yesterday! Matt was in fine form, as always but I wasn’t as much of a fan of the music he picked yesterday. Still a great workout though. Have fun at yoga tonight!

  6. I am all about purple these days! A newfound love. I made it a goal to wear something purple every single day, which is easy with two of my Erica Sara Designs necklaces and purple nail polish. I’ve also been including (and buying) more purple clothing. I am wearing my new blue Anthropologie dress today! That’s how you know you love something, when you wear it the next day. With a blazer, looks cute! Too cold though. I am thankful for delicious food with good friends, because tonight I am going to Candle 79 with my friend and I am so excited. ALSO, any interest in Core Fusion Yoga on Tues night?

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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