Making the Cut

A few weeks ago, my friend Marcie introduced me to 100 Happy Days - a campaign designed to get participants to find happiness in their days for 100 days in a row. It sounded like a good idea, and when I realized that I could start that day AND have my 100th day be on my birthday?! I was sold. If you've been following me on Instagram (and if you're not, now's your chance!) or looked to your left, you've probably already figured this out.

I'm happy to report that not only have I had something happy to post every day since starting this challenge, there have been days that I've actually had more than just one thing. How awesome is that?! So today, I'm sharing some bonus things that have been bringing happiness to my life over the last few weeks.

Happiness is...

Biking an absolute monster of a bridge (167 feet high and 1 mile long of pain) and surviving, with a smile!

Going out for Mexican (even though you shouldn't but you feel a strong need to replace the 1000 calories you just burned with enchiladas and margaritas) with the cutest boys you know.

Sending a package to a friend!

Getting in a slow but steady morning run. {Note to my newbie running peeps: You read that right, 9:35 is my "slow" pace. Of course it's not fast by any means (and some of you just starting out are already faster than me and I hate you!), but there was a time when I couldn't even dream of running that pace in ideal conditions on my best day. After starting at a 12:30 easy pace, it took me 3 years to get that time down. If you're not where you want to be yet, don't fret! You'll get there. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day. Also, 7:05am is when I started, not when I finished. I'm not that cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs}

Seeing this sweet puppy face after a night away. Never gets old!

The Bad Yogi herself, Erin Motz, replying to your tweet...I mean, it's not a big deal because you're basically already besties since you've done all her yoga videos's kind of a big deal.

Getting to check this box.

Feeling like Queen of the World.

Happy Friday!


  1. Following you on IG now! And I'm glad you posted something fitness encouraging. I find that so many people who avidly run make it sound like no big deal and those of us who are not similarly inclined think we will NEVER EVER be able to do it so we don't try (or maybe that's just me....).

  2. I've seen a few others on Instagram do this challenge and I keep meaning to do it too! Maybe I'll time it so the last day is my birthday too haha. I get way too excited when Erin responded to us! But shh I haven't done day 2 yet :P

  3. That is so awesome that your 100 Happy Days will end on your birthday! I applaud you for even starting the campaign - I was 'nominated' on FB to post 3 positive thoughts for 5 days in a row and I only made it to Day 1. I am not good at sticking with things obviously! LOL

  4. You have SO much to be happy about, indeed!!!! I love the check box ;) I also think your dog is so cute!!


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