Random Friday Things and Unexpected Blogspiration

The inspiration for today’s blog post was found in the strangest of places: my page a day calendar, a bag of m&ms, and at the local running store where I picked up my race packet for this weekend. Here we go. Try to keep up with my random thoughts.

1. Today’s page on my doggie calendar. I thought the description was appropriate.. Dixie is super fast but lovessss long, slow runs.

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2. Boston colored M&Ms!!!! I opened my peanut m&ms after lunch and these four popped out and I realized how excited I am for the Boston marathon on Monday. Since I started blogging, I have found so many inspirational and motivating runners that are running on Monday, and I can’t wait to see how everyone does. I can only hope to be there someday!!


3. I get to race tomorrow! Sometimes we forget that we “get” to run, and I’m guilty of saying that I “have” to run way too often. Running is a blessing that we should never take for granted, and there are so many others who will never get to run in a race. The race I’m doing is for a great cause and I’m excited to be a part of it!


I don’t have great expectations for this race. I’ve been sick all week and have logged exactly 2 miles, but I also feel like racing will get me back on track with my training and will kick start what I feel like is going to be a really great week.

4. Girls weekend!! Thomas is out of town for the weekend, so that means I get to have some much needed girl time this weekend with some of my best friends. I’m sure we will take a lot of selfies and I’ll tell you all about it later whether you want me to or not 🙂

Are you excited about the Boston marathon? Are you running or do you know someone who is?

What is one thing you are excited about this weekend??

About Maddie @ Dixie Runs

I'm Maddie. I'm a long time runner who has finally decided to start training for my first marathon. I do a lot of running with my 3 year old redbone coonhound, Dixie. This blog is about our running adventures and a whole lot more.
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8 Responses to Random Friday Things and Unexpected Blogspiration

  1. Can’t wait for Monday! I have the day off and I am so excited to sit on the couch with a cup of coffee and watch the race. I’m also having a girls weekend! The man also went out of town, so I’ve got a girls night planned with my ladies on Saturday night. I can’t wait! Have fun this weekend!

    • Maddie @ Dixie Runs says:

      I’m so jealous of your day off! I think Monday might be pretty unproductive for me for a few hours 🙂

      Have a great weekend too, enjoy your girl time!!

  2. This will be my first Boston marathon and I’m so excited!!
    Enjoy your girls weekend…those are the best!

  3. Suzy says:

    Aww, you’re going to have a great race! And girls weekend. I am so jealous!! My bff Lora and I ran the Boston marathon in 2010 and 2011 so she’s meeting me here at Starbucks in an hour and we’re running our long run all decked out in Boston gear. LOVE IT! Run hard, Maddie. Don’t even bother crossing that finish line until you’ve left some guts on the course. xo

  4. I’m soo excited to watch the Boston Marathon.! I hope to run it someday also 🙂
    and best of wishes to you on your race. Hopefully you’re feeling a lot better now after being sick last week.

  5. Kerry says:

    I’m super excited for Boston and I’m really hoping Meb wins again. A few of my friends (blog and real life) are running it and I can’t wait to see how it goes. Good luck on your race (you may have already done it) and feel better!

  6. Jason says:

    How did your race go?

    Boston was awesome! I could watch running every day 🙂

    • Maddie @ Dixie Runs says:

      Better than expected.. not a PR performance but I was happy with it. I will post my recap later today!

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