Saturday, November 2, 2013

If You Run You are a Runner #Blogember

Welcome to day two of the November (aka Blogember) blog everyday challenge (hosted by A Happy Girl Blog). Have you read my day one post yet? The other night while you were out partying it up at your Halloween soirees, taking your kids trick or treating, or munching down on that free neighborhood chocolate, I was holed up in the back room avoiding trick or treaters writing my Nov 1st post until nearly 11pm. I am not complaining, blogging is a labor of love, but it can be time consuming. I started to worry that it was going to be like this every day of November while I complete the challenge. I usually write blogs on the weekends or on an occasional weekday. Will I be working on a blog every night from the time I get home from work until well past my bedtime? (Yes, 11pm is well past my bedtime.) Am I going to be able to keep up? Is Hubby going to start to notice I am ignoring him? Will this get me out of cleaning the house?

You see, blogging every day is not the hard part. I could easily blog every day. Want to see a picture of Ollie's weird sleeping positions every night? (Ollie is my dog, if you imagined something else, you might be the weirdo.) That would be easy. Point, shoot, upload. Blog done. Want to see how my hair looks when I wake up in the morning? (Trust me, you don't.) Want to see what I ate for every meal every day of the week? Probably not, but if you do, check out my Instagram account. Blogging is easy, making it meaningful and worth reading is the hard part. Did I mention I wasn't complaining? I am excited to share with you my second post of the challenge.

November 2: Favorite Inspiring Quote

 Since the invention of Pinterest (only the best invention EVER) inspirational quotes are a dime a dozen. 

   photo 716fef8c.jpg

Ha ha. Just kidding. I have a real inspirational quote to share. This particular quote is broadcast across my blog header every single day. If you read this blog, you've probably noticed it. I like it so much, it inspired a blog post Are You a Real Runner? Spoiler Alert: If you run, the answer is yes.

"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." - John Bingham
Look at that. Done with my second post of the challenge and it is only 8PM. I'm off to hang out with hubby and enjoy my Friday night. Two words: Fire. Pit. If anyone needs me, I'll be out back with a glass of wine. Have a nice weekend friends. See you tomorrow.

p.s. Have you entered my giveaway for Tom Venuto's Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle book? You can win it before you can buy it. Please check out my post to read my book review and enter to win. Giveaway ends November 7, 2013.

Like this post? Please consider sharing.

Keep Running,


Ways to (legally) stalk me:

"LIKE" the Running with Ollie Blog page on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter @GeaLenders
Let's track each other's workouts on Dailymile
See what I am up to on Pinterest
Add me to your circles on Google +
Follow me on Instagram @runningwithollie

photo credit: marcovdz via photopin cc


  1. Love this quote. I keep meaning to incorporate it into a blog post, I just haven't done it yet. Good luck with the challenge.

  2. John Bingham is one of my favorite writers... long time fan. Hope you enjoyed your Friday night!

  3. I have been running for about one month now and I have my first 10k Race next Saturday. I love reading your blog and I love the quote as answers my question of when do I become a real runner.
    Have a good night :) xx

  4. Love this! Good luck with your challenge. I don't think I could blog everyday but I guess that's why they call it a challenge ;) That Abe Lincoln quote always cracks me up, lol!

  5. I got so confused with that Abe Lincoln quote for a minute... Because there was no such thing as Internet when he was alive, LOL!

  6. I love this quote because it reminds me that I do not have to compare myself to serious runners who go farther or faster then I do. Just because I don't do races (completed my first 5k last month) monthly but prefer solo, casual runs, it doesn't make me less of a runner.

  7. Planing my first half marathn w/wife, your post was encouraging

  8. Great work! This is the type of info that are meant to be shared across the web.
    Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post upper!
    Come on over and visit my web site . Thank you =)

    Visit my weblog; how to lose 50 pounds in 5 months


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...