Good fortune

When I got home tonight, I found a 1-800-flowers box. I was confused, but opened it up. Inside I found this giant chinese takeout box.

Inside that box was this:

 

A giant fucking fortune cookie.

I opened the cookie and inside was this fortune:

Good luck on Saturday! I believe in you! Thank you so much for always being so supportive and encouraging. Sending positive thoughts, glitter and ponies…xoxo Tracey

I have the best friends ever. And no, you can’t have them.

 

Read It: Published on the dailymile blog!

While you’re waiting for my race recap from this weekend (I started writing it yesterday, hope to finish it soon!), you should check out this blog post I wrote for dailymile. I’ve been a member of dailymile since January 2010, and as you might recall, I blogged that dailymile as one of the social media platforms that saved my life.

The blog post, Running alone while in a group, describes my struggles with being slow, running solo and how dailymile makes me feel like I’m not running alone anymore.

I’m just excited I was able to also include photos of all my running besties and FitMKE peeps in the article!

What are you waiting for? Head over to the dailymile blog and read my post – now!

 

Who said running was easy?

One of my dear friends is writing a column for FitMilwaukee called “Reconstructing a Beer Runner.” Sara is one of the most amazing women I’ve ever met. Each column is more powerful than the one before… and this is no exception.

Read her story of how her husband trained and ran a half marathon for her (and then try not to cry when you watch the video below):

Months back, I was hit with the realization that I wasn’t going to be able to train for the half marathon that I had been planning for this winter. It was really hard for me to accept. Recovery had been taking longer than I had hoped, and accepting the fact that I would not be running for awhile was crushing.

My husband Augie looked at me that day and said, “If you can’t do it, then I’ll do it for you. I can’t make you better, and everyday I wish I could. I can do this, and when you are ready to get back to it, I’ll be ready to run beside you.”

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