Posted on August 14, 2013
All freaking smiles & giveaway winner
If you follow me on Instagram then you probably already know that this pretty lady is one of my favorite IG friends ever. She is so uplifting and inspiring I can’t even handle it. She is currently training to run for 24 hours straight on a treadmill in San Francisco next month. Yeah little miss crazy pants indeed! My point in telling you this besides the obvious coolness factor is that I love her #allfreakingsmiles hash tag, so I jacked it.
Anyway, welcome to my new riding/running digs!
I finally had the chance to kick off my first training ride for the Mermaid Duathlon on the Coastal Recreation Trail or Rec Trail as the locals call it, but I don’t feel like one quite yet.
I started in Seaside and rode south to Monterey.
Through Fisherman’s Warf.
I stopped to check out a couple cars that will be at the Concourse d’Elegance Pebble Beach this weekend. Despite my begging Mike vetoed my idea of attending. He said something about selling all of our worldly belongings & Bam not having a job.
Anyway I made my way to Cannery Row and then to Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.
I did 10 easy miles with a big goofy smile on my mug the entire time.
I couldn’t help but think about how lucky and thankful I am to be able to live the life I have. I never ever take it for granted and tell Mike how thankful I am for him and everything we have all of the time.
Overall I am pretty darn happy with life right now. I think some of us, including myself want to live a content and happy life, but struggle to embrace our surroundings and appreciate the things we already have. Maybe I’m easy to please, but I’ll never loose my passion for being thankful for the simple things.
Sometimes I feel a little bad about having a positive, happy life. Since when did happiness become so cliché? Don’t get me wrong, it’s not always sugary sweet with rainbows and unicorns shooting out ma butt. We have rough spots like everyone else. Heck, sometimes the thought of sending Mike to an adult daycare has crossed my mind. And he tells his buddies “she’s like the tea cups at Disneyland, she looks like a fun ride, but she will make you sick.” Ha I can’t even lie, sometimes it’s true!
Sarah pointed out the other day that blogging is often times, one dimensional and girlfren speaks the truth. I don’t always showcase everything that’s going on in my life because I consider myself a positive person and strive to always see the positive in every situation. I do try my best to keep it real around here even when things get a little rough. Cough**the move**cough.
Holy crap since when did SCB become so girly? Don’t you worry, I’ll be back with something sarcastic to say tomorrow.
The winner of the Heart And Sole 26.2 giveaway is JB!!
Email me your info at skinnychickblog @ gmail dot com
Thank you everyone for leaving valuable advise & entering! I’ll have anther giveaway soon.