“Be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more”

As much as I enjoy writing this blog for myself, today I was reminded that, occasionally, it actually gets read by people – real people, you know, other than my mother and Chris. And there was no better time than today for me to be reminded of that.


Burton and I love you all – thanks for reading our adventures and shenanigans!

I was having a tough day at work, odd for me because I usually don’t mind Mondays. Upon returning to my desk from a meeting, I noticed a Facebook notification on my phone. Not so much curious to see what the notification was as much as the anal side of me needed to have it cleared off my home screen, I quickly logged in to check it. A simple message from my good friend and lady who always inspires, @kjsfitmomma: “Just got caught up on your blog – #DAYMADE I love you!”

She had no idea that small gesture – actually, two small gestures: 1) reading my blog and 2) taking the time to leave a little note – absolutely absolutely made my day. I seriously almost started crying right there in the middle of my unopened pile of mail and protein bar wrapper I had yet to throw away from lunch. It would have meant a lot to me no matter what but it just came at the absolute perfect time. It’s like she and I are connected (we totally are, I’m not even joking).

Anyway, I started thinking about showing gratitude, and how even the smallest things can mean the world to someone else. This likely won’t mean much to anyone out there in the worldwide web world, but I just wanted to thank all of you reading. Whether it’s your first time perusing Run Like A Girl 311 and you’re wondering what the 311 means, or you regularly enjoy reading about my random shenanigans, gross humor and actual bits of solid advice, THANK YOU! As much as I enjoy writing this blog for myself, I do love knowing it’s enjoyed by even one other person. You know, other than my mother. Hi, mom!

As always, if you have something to throw my way, comment here or tweet me @runlikeagirl311 on Twitter.


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