Brooke went all out and took me out to the best of the best for dinner last night.
Red Robin. We had a gift card there so it worked out perfectly:)
We were even able to have an intense coloring session together.
The Avo-cabbo salad. Heavenly. I don’t know what it is about bleu cheese but it is just my favorite.
It was a success.
After dinner we caught word that there was quite a party going on over at my mom’s house so we made sure to join for a bit.
Gotta love nights that look like this.
We had an emergency lip gloss situation to attend to. It is alarming how quickly I go through this lipgloss. It has been my go-to for the last 10 years and I don’t plan on ever changing.
My mom then took us out for some gelato and we had a good conversation about how life has turned out for the best:)
I have received a lot of emails over the years from different readers that start out with something like this—> ‘I’m not really a runner because I don’t do _______.” It makes me a little sad because in my brain they are most definitely runners. They are out there working hard on the roads, trails or treadmills and to me that means they are a runner but they don’t really believe themselves that they are and I wish they would.
SOOOOOOO…. let’s clear up a few things real quick:)
You ARE a runner even if…….
-You don’t do any races. I ran for 12 years before ever signing up for a race and I most definitely always considered myself a runner!
-You run races just for fun and could care less what the time on the clock at the finish line says.
-You don’t instagram/facebook/blog/tweet/pinterest about your every run or any runs at all. Whether or not you share your runs publicly is a-okay with me.
-You don’t wear a gps watch or pay attention to your pace.
-You aren’t looking to get faster or to go farther, you just love going out and getting your sweat on.
-You run solely on the treadmill.
-You take breaks from running throughout the year. With so many running streaks going on all over the place it is easy to get caught up in the idea that you must always be running in order to be a runner. Not true.
-You enjoy taking a break from running (I most definitely did after Boston…physically and mentally) after a training cycle, race, or anything else.
-You could care less about the latest running fashion or electronics. Just wear and use what is comfortable for you!
-You don’t run long distances. A few miles here and there most definitely makes you a runner! Not everyone loves long runs and that is more than okay. Sometimes our bodies can only handle so much running at a time and we need to listen to that. Stick to the distances that make you feel alive, energized and healthy.
-You are pregnant or just had a baby and you aren’t out there running right now. Savor every second with that little newborn of yours, it goes by way too quickly and your body will thank you for taking time off from running after having a baby.
-You are injured. Don’t worry, you are still a runner even though you are out of the game for a little while. Running will be there for you when you are healed and ready to run again.
Keep on doing that running thing just the way that you like it. Stick to what makes you happy even if it isn’t the latest running trend right now:)
Any more ‘YOU ARE A RUNNER EVEN IFs’ to add to the list?
Favorite type of cheese to have on your salads? Bleu cheese fan?
Favorite chain restaurant?
Favorite type of lipgloss/lipstick/chapstick?