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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

5 little confessions...running edition

before i get started on today's light hearted post, i can't avoid mentioning the love in blogland. social media exploded (to the point of crashing the website with the story) yesterday for a family that tragically lost their son. there are so many good things about social media and blogging. one of the very best is seeing people come together to support each other. as much as my heart is broken for this poor family, my heart is also warmed by the goodness of people. to learn more or to help, go to thrive moms or indienook.

there's no easy transition from that...

we're back for another round of 5 little confessions. in case you're new around here (welcome) or forgot the details...

we've all seen the posts going around blogland and social media about being honest and keeping things real. bloggers often get accused of posting only the parts of our lives we want to show off. we know we all have those less than bloggable moments in life. as readers, we all love reading those posts, but as writers we sometimes avoid spilling the dirt. in the spirit of keeping things real, we bring you 5 little confessions. did you go 5 days without washing your hair? did your clean laundry sit on your floor until it was time to wash again? did you spend all weekend keeping up with the kardashians? did you eat cake for breakfast? dig up a few of your secrets and link up below.

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if you've been around here or my other social media for more than 1 minute you know i'm a runner. sometimes i wish people didn't know that, but it's kind of hard to avoid something that takes up such a huge chunk of my life. people assume i love running and must run every day...wrong!

i don't actually love running. in fact i don't even really like it all that much. what i do love is the group of people i run with and the major accomplishment at crossing the finish line.

i really only run once a week-long runs on saturday. i go to the gym 5 other days a week, but i don't usually run. don't ask me how i survive marathon training on once a week runs.

whenever i post a mileage picture of my garmin i hide the time on purpose. i am super slow, and i would be pretty embarrassed for you to know how long it takes me to run. when people ask my times for races, i usually won't say. i get really self conscious about my ultra slow pace.

at the bitter end of a race when people are trying to be so nice and supportive and encouraging, i just feel dumb. i get super emotional about it. i always feel like they must be thinking...oh that poor girl. this is probably her first time, and she's really struggling. little do they know...


even though the nashville marathon was pretty miserable, i already signed up for the st. george marathon in the fall. i need to prove to myself that i can do better. plus i knew i would have major missing out syndrome if i didn't sign up.


   i can't even wait to hear what everyone else has to confess this month. spill it, and then link up below. 



  1. I run because it's the easiest workout. I just walk out my door and BAM, running. But I don't like it all that much and I haven't been working out much since my Thanksgiving 5k. I'm so amazed at the goals you have set and reached!!

  2. I really think I loved running more when I first started it, but now I feel it gets more stressful, because I feel I always have to beat my PR and keep beating it... and, honestly... it is getting harder to do that the longer I run. I need to just relax and just enjoy it for what it is... I still do it, because I love that after race high I think... I also love what running has done for my body, it seems to be the best workout for me in keeping my body in shape. I do need to vary my workouts, though... because I just run and I need to do some other things!

  3. Yes, that story was so heartbreaking!!! :( I was finally able to read it when the original blogger's site was up and running again this morning and I almost cried. I would never think that you didn't at least like running a little bit! You are seriously my running inspiration! Oh and by the way, I WILL be participating in this link-up next month, I wrote it in my planner so that I won't forget! :)

  4. I don't like running but I like the effects of it. And I do like the high I sometimes get. I'm also really slow which is why I don't like to run with people. I warn them that I'm super slow but I think they either think I was exaggerating or that I'm not as slow as I am. Like, really slow. But that's okay. I just trot along at my turtle pace.

  5. You go girl! We all have our own pace! It's like a fingerprint. It's just yours. I fell into self comparison on that too and it's not good so no reason to do it! xo

  6. Let's find you a workout that you LOVE! You can keep running, but it's really helped me to switch things up with dance classes and workout DVDs!

  7. My dad is a huge marathon runner. He has done the Washington, D.C. marathon many times, the Marine Corps marathon many times, and the St. George one many times. So, you'll be running it with him this fall!


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