Despite yesterday’s whine, I have found that being part of the blog world has been a really positive experience for me. I’ve run with some of you and drunk beer with others. You’ve held me accountable for my training and gotten me to races when I really wasn’t in the mood to run them. And, wow, there are 41 of you willing to run a few miles in celebration of my 40th birthday!
In return for all the wonderful things you all have given me, I’ve blatantly stolen a mantra from Tonia and G. Yeah, I’m nice like that.
The new mantra: Suck it up, Buttercup.
I tend to let my mind get in the way of what my body can do. Unlike some of you, I’ll cut a run short or go slow if I’m not feeling the love. With my new mantra, I still listen to my body, but if I do an inventory and there’s nothing really wrong, I keep going. I’ve managed to get in longer runs than expected this week by doing this.
I may not want your goals, but I am going to try to make some of your traits my own. I’m borrowing:
- Tonia‘s determination (already stole a mantra, so why not?),
- Shelly‘s ability to get out there every day (I’m on day 9 of my current streak)
- Jess‘ willingness to run in the heat (it’s frickin’ hot here and I’ve been out every day at 10:00 am!)
- AngieB‘s tough feet (I’ve done a few barefoot miles on the treadmill and really want to do more)
- Jamoosh‘s beer fridge (a girl can dream, right?)
Now I just need to get someone to share their speed – Marlene, Mel, MissZippy, anyone, anyone?
ShutUpandRun can keep her digestive system, however.
So, suck it up, Buttercup. And yes, I am getting the shirt.
21 thoughts on “Suck it up, Buttercup”
Which Beer Fridge?
Okay, now I have to suck it up too! Damn bloggers……….ha
Liking this post. I will be stealing lots of these good ideas too.Have a great weekend!
Isn't that shirt THE BEST! CANT wait for mine to get here!
SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP! Woohoo!!! My coach has taught us to take an inventory when we're feeling tired. Assess all of your parts… are they working properly? Is anythung hurting (fatogue and typical aches aside)? If not, it's time to suck it up and ditch the excuses!Hmm, not sure I should be included with the speedsters, but thanks!! 😉
Love the mantra! Suck it up, Buttercup! Just had to write it!
That mantra is what I have on my Road Id. I love it.Great ideas!
I love it! Also, you are WELCOME TO my thighs if you need some extra hill climbers. 🙂
Oh, now I'm stealing it! So, does that make me a theif from you, or TMB? Hmmm…one to ponder :)Mind over body – somtimes it's the biggest battle. Glad you're winning the good fight! Happy Friday!
LOVE the shirt, and the saying on it. I think that late summer everyone has the feelings like you do in your last post. I know I do. The heat just runs us down until the cooler weather picks us back up.
hahaha, so remember how i begged you to post more Alaska pictures?? i forgot to mention that i HATE whales!! (of course i know you didn't post the pictures for ME but i'm just saying) lol don't ask me why, i always have, i think i'd rather see a shark while swimming then a whale! but your pictures are incredible!! i'm glad you were lucky enough to see a whale. Nice post today! 🙂 good manta
I love it! Suck it up Buttercup is what I kept saying to myself when I ran my first half marathon:) It was the St. Paul Frozen Half in freaking January! (In freaking Minnesota!) I said it over, and over, and over! It works!Have a great weekend!
great shirt! love this post! I too need to borrow some of these traits. have a great weekend!
Love. It. ..Period.
Buttercup…Love the mantra and love the shirt! 😉
I love that quote too. I think I saw it first on TMB's post on best mantra's list. When I saw it, i knew in my mind it was a keeper;-)so…SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP!;-)
Thanks for the bloggie love girlie!! Don't forget that the key to barefoot running is to run light and easy and try to relax as you go 🙂
that's great! have a great weekend!
Great shirt and great attitude! Hope you have a great, less humid, weekend!
Yeah! Love it.I often tell myself to suck it up. It would probably be better if I softened it with the buttercup 😉
Sorry need my speed sister 🙂 But always willing to share my positive outlook and smile..Why cant I find your virtual race? I am sooo behind..