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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The power of positive

I have put off posting because I felt like I needed to recap the past month. Yes, it's been a while. But then I realized no one is making me post a recap and there is no reason I can't just post and move forward. So while there was a lot of post-worthy action in the past month (Christmas, running in Arizona, New Year's Eve in Times Square, running in Central Park, etc.), I'm taking the pressure off myself and just moving forward. If you are dying to see a little of my recent adventures, you can always check out my Instagram feed (@ihaverun).

My little Bean has riding lessons every Tuesday. Somewhere along the way, she decided her post-ride appetite warrants stopping for lunch on the way home each week. This week her restaurant of choice was Wendy's, and since her mom had ingested a large amount of liquid in the previous few hours and had to use the ladies room, we went inside to order. The girl taking our order was very friendly and also commented on how incredibly pretty Bean's eyes are (and yes, they truly are).

After we left the restaurant, I got thinking about what a difference it makes when someone is friendly. It affects so many people in a positive way. That girl has the power to influence the day of many different people. By choosing to be happy, polite, helpful and friendly, she has chosen to influence them in a positive way. Even without complimenting my girl, my Bean and I would have left in the same happy, satisfied moods.

A positive attitude -- my own -- also affected my run yesterday. I spent the first few miles complaining to myself about the cold, cursing the weatherman for saying it was going to be partly sunny because there wasn't a lick of sunshine in sight, and wondering why in the world I am training for another marathon when I don't really love them and seven miles seems far enough most days. Then I forced myself to snap out of it. I spent the rest of my run thinking about some of the amazing runs I had over the summer and about the day I qualified for Boston. And I finished my run strong, happy and ready to tackle the next 14 weeks of marathon training head on!




  1. Positivity is huge (and Bean's eyes are beautiful)!

  2. I love positive people! I try my very best to see the positive and good in everything and every person.


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