It’s Friday!!! I started off the day with a 4 mile run. It was a gorgeous morning and, since I spent the night at my parent’s house last night (we had our water shut off today for a plumbing inspection) I had a nice new route to run.
I woke up with MAJOR allergies…I’m talking puffy eyes and I totally couldn’t breathe out of my nose. The puffy eye dilemma was easy to solve; I just threw on some sunglasses. Ta da! The breathing issue was a bit more difficult. I popped an allergy pill, but I was still stuffed up which made my run…interesting. But I finished it and that’s important part!
On to the main reason for my post…I decided to do something a little different today. On My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries, Ashley her Friday Favorites and I really enjoyed her post, so I decided to copy her! Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?? Ashley’s post is actually linked to the Friday Favorites series over at Housewife Glamour (a super cute blog I just discovered today, thanks to this series!). Anywho, I’m linking up to the Friday Favorites series as well with some of my favorite quotes this week!
I love motivational quotes! Maybe they’re cheesy, but I feel like they help me. Seriously, I got through my first 5k by telling myself “you’re a rockstar!” over and over in my head when I wanted to quit running. Ok, maybe that’s more of a mantra than a quote, but I do think words have the power to encourage you and push you through tough times.
“You are better than you think.” This one came in handy this week. I applied for a promotion at work and had an interview yesterday. As I was thinking about this job and what all it involves, who applied for it, and the person who is in this position now I felt vastly inferior and under qualified. I have such supportive coworkers, though, and several of them claimed that I would be good at this job. I underestimated myself and I just needed to believe that I’m better than I think.
When I get discouraged about how slow I run, this quote helps me put things into perspective. At least I’m running, right?? Besides, I run races for fun….and for the food and free t-shirt..and medals…not to compete, so it doesn’t matter how fast I run anyway!
I’ve loved this quote for a long time. It was the quote I chose to go along with my picture in the yearbook my senior year of high school.
“It’s a nice day to be beautiful.” -guy in the Wal Mart parking lot
Let me explain – my mom and I were walking into Wal Mart one day and this random guy drives by and yells this out his car window. We decided it was a great quote and now say it to each other all the time. The photo is of a mug my mom painted this saying onto. It’s kind of our inside joke/quote now…though I guess it’s not so “inside” anymore. Feel free to use it if you wish. 🙂
And this last one is just a fun bonus:
“If you can’t say something nice, at least make it funny.”
This one cracks me up! I don’t completely agree with it. I mean, don’t be mean or anything. But it is pretty funny. My grandma has this mug and it really fits our family pretty well. Don’t worry – we just tease each other, we’re not serious in our comments. :p
There you have it! My 5 favorite quotes at the moment. Any good ones that I missed??