Happy Sunday! Man this has been a crazy busy weekend! I feel like I haven’t even had a break to relax and now it’s almost time to go back to work again. Boooo!!! I hope your weekend has been a little more relaxing than mine has! I guess sometimes you’ve just gotta power through and do what needs to be done, right?
Anyways… let’s move on to something a little more positive. There’s always a huge debate on what “makes” a runner. I’ve touched on it here before when I wrote about what it means to “earn” your race medal but it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about it. When I came across this quote, it seemed like the perfect time to talk about this again.
When I first started running, I had a hard time calling myself a runner because I hadn’t been at it for years, hadn’t went though all the ups and downs of dealing with injuries, I hadn’t trained for a half or a full marathon and I wasn’t familiar with all the terminology (fartleks? repeats? what?). It kind of seemed like I was trying to group myself with people that had way more experience than I did and like I was taking something away from them by comparing myself and my minimal experience with them.
Now that I’ve been at it for awhile, I’ve come to realize that being a runner has nothing to do with all of the things that I originally thought came with calling yourself a runner. Being a runner is more like a feeling than anything else. It’s about the feeling you get during a run, being g-run-mpy when you miss a run, the excitement you get from hitting a new speed/distance goal and the fact that your idea of a fun vacation almost always turns into a runcation. If this sounds like you, than you’re a runner. Welcome to the club! 🙂
Here’s some things you may have missed on A Couple Of Dashes this week:
Thing you might have missed in the blogosphere that I enjoyed this week:
Hot Yoga Tips For Beginners via Jill Conyers – Love these tips for a successful hot yoga practice.
Motivation Monday – Thanks Ashton Kutcher via Hello To Fit – Opportunity looks like a lot of hard work.
Are You Being The Best Version of You? via Jill Conyers – This is always something I try to keep in mind, so this was a nice reminder!
idrinksant Antioxident Protein Bomb Smoothie Recipe via Fairyburger – I definitely ordered some sant after reading this and can’t wait to give it a try!
Single Serving Chicken Stuffed Pepper via Lake Shore Runner – I will definitely be making this soon!
Cake Batter Truffle Bars via Bitz and Giggles – I love anything cake batter and these have sprinkles so these are a must in my book!
Cake Batter Smoothie Recipe via Run, Eat, Repeat – See note above! 🙂
Secret Ingredient Chocolate Smoothie via Running with Spoons – You will not believe what the secret is!
Cinnamon Chex Pancake Recipe via Run, Eat, Repeat – These look delicious!
St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow via My Big Fat Happy Life – Such a cute twist on traditional puppy chow!
Questions of the Day:
What are your thoughts on what “makes” a runner?
Have you read anything cool this week that you want to share?
What are your plans for today?
-More apartment shopping today. Hopefully I find something soon!