Kind-of Wordless Wednesday – post 100

Ok, so this really isn’t Wordless Wednesday – tricked ya.
This is me with my pal B.o.B. (aka Bethie)
She’s one of the main reasons I write this blog.
You see, way back when, Bethie and I knew each other through a few different groups of people without even knowing it (seriously, like 3-4 years ago we’d worked together, knew each other through running friends, and had no clue!) Fast-forward to the end of last year, I saw she was doing these fun runs (good ol’ Facebook) and I was finally ready to head out and run with others for a change (runners’ stage fright?) She posted about a Christmas fun run with Running for Brews South Tampa where everyone was to dress in Christmas garb and do a quick 5k (quick, right.) I thought “self, why not give it a shot and just do it?!” On a whim, I met up with Bethie and that’s the night I met another good running friend of mine now, Ben, and together we frolicked through the streets of South Tampa – we were dressed in Christmas garland and I had on the world’s hottest Santa hat (insulated with whale skin?) The lights that decorated the houses we passed by were extravagant and we didn’t care about how long we took or that we ventured off of the actual 5k route; we were enjoying the crap out of ourselves.
I started to run with Bethie more and met many awesome people through her that, to this day, are running partners of mine (she lives too far to play with us every week.) We’d talked about her blog and me possibly starting my own, but since I was wedding planning I couldn’t bear to think about adding something else to my to-do list. After the wedding, however, it was on!
I haven’t gotten to see her a ton as she’s been training her butt off - She’s competing THIS WEEKEND in her first 1/2 Ironman in Augusta! Being that I am a doggy-paddler extraordinaire, I marvel at her commitment and drive to hit this goal race amidst injuries this year and also having just ran a marathon in January! She’s inspired me to keep going through tough races and runs and always lets me know that I’m doing a good job when I’m just not sure if I match up to my own standards. She takes a ‘no excuses’ approach to life which I admire wholeheartedly! Why complain instead of just doing it!
So, my 100th post is dedicated to my awesome friend :) Thanks for your kick-butt-ness ;)
see, right brained people can be smart sometimes ;)
Who has inspired you in your life? What do you have to thank them for?

22 Comments
  • Tori @ In Love and Peanut Butter
    September 26, 2012

    What a sweet post! Big congrats on your 100th.

    Oh, and P.S. Beth does rock!

  • Caitlyn Connolly
    September 26, 2012

    Yay for 100!!

    And good luck to Beth this weekend! :)

  • Jenna
    September 26, 2012

    Yayyy!! Happy 100th post!!!! Thats awesome!! Xoxo all my spa sisters and my mom are my biggest inspirations!!

  • B.o.B.
    September 26, 2012

    OMG. This made me tear up Kat. I’m so proud of you and so happy you’ve ventured into running and blogging. You’re amazing at both and I am happy to call you friend. Thank you, thank you. THANK YOU! xoxo

  • B.o.B.
    September 26, 2012

    OH one more thing – CONGRATS ON YOUR 100TH POST!!!!

  • Redhead Running
    September 26, 2012

    Beth has a way of bringing out the best in people doesn’t she? Not to mention inspire the crap out of them. Happy 100th and I hope you continue on in your running and blogging adventures!

    • KatSnF
      September 26, 2012

      Thanks a bunch! hope to meet you one day :)

  • Run DMT
    September 26, 2012

    Beth is truly an inspiration! What a small blogging world that we have a mutual friend, Beth. Do you live near Tampa?

    Congratulations on your 100th post! Returning the SPA love!:-)

  • Jessica
    September 26, 2012

    Happy 100th!! Beth is the bestest. I usually tell myself “what would B.o.b.” when I want to call it quits. :)

  • Heather Wilson
    September 26, 2012

    Congrats on your 100th post and Good luck Beth on your run this weekend!

    Believe it or not, you inspire me, Your blogs Inspire me to want to be better in every aspect of a healthy life more and more, I have been on a healthy lifestyle sort of band wagon for a couple years (mostly eating clean) and since January started back at the gym. Now you have inspired me to look into other fitness adventures and try new things!

    <3 Thank You for all your posts and inspiration!

    • KatSnF
      September 26, 2012

      Thanks Heather! I would definitely focus on not only eating well, but enjoying life and cheat-eating to…well not focus there but let it happen! You can build more muscle with more protein intake ;) I’m the opposite ((sigh)) <3

  • Noelle McKenzie
    September 26, 2012

    100 posts?! Way to go! I’m not even sure what number I’m up to =) It’s good to have friends around us like your Bethie who inspire us to do more and try things we may not have otherwise worked up the courage to do!

  • PavementRunner
    September 26, 2012

    Great post… AND a great friend.

    Happy 100!

  • Asha
    September 27, 2012

    Congrats on your 100th post! I am a new runner soy our blog is definitely inspiring to me :)

    AshaReyes.blogspot.com

  • Push.Pump.Progress
    September 27, 2012

    happy 100! what a nice thing to do for your friend, i can’t believe she is doing a half ironman, thats amazing!

  • xiomara @ Parkesdale
    September 27, 2012

    This is such a sweet post! Congrats on your 100th post and keep it up!

  • Rumi @ xrcises.tv
    September 27, 2012

    Congrats on your 100th post :) I often get inspired from reading blogs like yours. I love the energy from real people fighting real life!

  • Stephanie
    September 28, 2012

    Love this post!!! Yay for blogging buddies!!

  • Michelle
    October 1, 2012

    I am finally catching up on your blog (because I’m a serious slacker!) and this is just the sweetest post!! I love running and blogging friends – they really bring out the best in you.

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