November 3: I'm grateful for the benefits of exercise: endorphins, improving my pace, looking and feeling fit and strong, etc. It definitely is work, but with many rewards. I felt so good as I ran a 6k in October, particularly as I sped up to cross the finish line. It was the second time I've run in a race, but the first time a couple of my friends participated, too. It was also the first time my husband could be there to support me. (You can see my first race here. After that, when I was 7.5 months pregnant, I walked a 5k.) I like yoga and strength-training exercises also.
November 4: I'm grateful for the times when I can cheer up L. Tonight I could tell she really wanted to be the focus of my attention, and she wanted to get ready for bed. She happily sat on the couch with me and I read her about six books. She sat between my legs with her legs bent in the same way as mine, and leaned back against me. I love her!