Morning!  🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!


I decided to go on a longer run this morning.  My triathlon training hasn’t been going very well (meaning, I haven’t swam for a week) because I’ve been sick.  A long run seemed really appealing when I woke up this morning.


But within the first 0.5 mile, I knew it wasn’t going to be a great run.  My legs felt so sluggish, I was tired, my mood was irritable.  I felt like I was STRUGGLING to maintain my normal 10:00/mile pace!  Trust me – no matter how long you’ve been running for, or how many races you’ve done, sometimes it just really sucks to be running.  It happens to everyone!


And then I started to think… This is a failure of a run.  I suck.  Why can’t I go faster?


But I kept going, hoping my spirits (and my pace!) would pick up.  When my pace continued to drop, I decided around Mile 3.0 to banish the word “failure” from my vocabulary for the rest of my life.  I’m out there, I’m running, and I’m doing my best – TODAY.  I might be slower than usual, and I might be taking walking breaks, but neither of these things makes me a failure!  A true fail would be doing NOTHING.  So, SOMETHING – no matter how far or how short or how slow or how fast – is NOT a failure.


  • Distance:  6.1 miles
  • Duration: 1:2:08
  • Mile 1: 9:50
  • Mile 2: 9:43
  • Mile 3: 10:14
  • Mile 4: 10:47
  • Mile 5: 10:19
  • Mile 6: 10:29
  • 0.1: 55 seconds


All in all, a very good run!  🙂


Pre-run snack was Chai tea with half and half and PB and jam toast:


Post-run breakfast was a BIG bowl of oatmeal:


My oatmeal contained:


  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup rice milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • Toppings:  almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon


And now I’m off!  The Husband has planned a surprise day for me (as he normally does on Valentine’s Day).  Last year, we had a picnic, but he told me to dress up today.  I wonder where we are going?


PS – If you “hate” Valentine’s Day, here’s something else to do instead!


How do you define success and failure for your workouts?



  • Kristen February 14, 2010, 11:32 am

    My definition of a successful workout is similar to yours- it is pushing myself as far as I can go on that day, or doing my “prescribed workout” to the best of my ability. If it supposed to be a slower run, success is finishing knowing I didn’t push too hard. If it is a faster workout, it is giving it all I have. If it is just a bad day, it is getting ‘er done however I can.
    Good job pushing through today!

  • christie, honoring health February 14, 2010, 11:35 am

    I do get wrapped up in guilt about exercise from time to time. But, I try my best not to beat myself up about being where I am. Some days, I am a rock star and others not so much. Ce la vie.

  • Jenny February 14, 2010, 11:39 am

    Six miles is not failure!!! You are an inspiration!

  • Lauren @ A Fit Foodie February 14, 2010, 11:40 am

    I totally felt like that with my 13 mile run two days ago! Why in the world do we have awesome running days and then complete yucky running days to where we feel like we can’t run another foot without having to walk. So weird and I hate it! But I just had to keep telling myself to push through and the next time would be better. I didn’t want ‘failure’ to grab a hold of me and ruin my entire training. So I definitely have been in your shoes as of recent! Nice to hear that someone else has those struggles sometimes too! But success is when you push yourself even if you don’t want to, to finish and finish well. No matter how long it might take you! Failure is giving up before you even begin. In my opinion.

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 6:27 pm

      love that – ” Failure is giving up before you even begin. “

  • michelle February 14, 2010, 11:40 am

    I totally needed to read this post today. My inner critic actually told me that my 5 miler was a fail this morning. Come on- I’m coming off of a marathon for goodness sake! GAH! I must STOP the insanity!! 🙂 Thanks for the reminder!

  • Nicole, RD February 14, 2010, 11:42 am

    I feel the same way about runs lately! I find that for me, I need a break for a few days and then I come back to some of my best runs. I think you summed it up perfectly though and “failure” is a bad word! Banished! 🙂

  • Diana(mymarblerye) February 14, 2010, 11:42 am

    Everytime I work out I feel like it’s an accomplishment! It’s funny how your failure would be my success!

  • John February 14, 2010, 11:46 am

    I never think of a training run as a failure. If I’m out there it’s a success already. After that’s it’s just what level did I attain while out. Based on your times it seems like you were doing what you want but it didn’t feel like it to you. I’ve had many of those day. Good job gett’n ‘er done!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place February 14, 2010, 11:49 am

    Happy valentine’s day! Good for you for banishing the word failure.. i think more of us need to take this advice.

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) February 14, 2010, 11:53 am

    I’m glad to hear that even experienced runners like you get those bad runs every once in a while. Have a great day with the hubby!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 14, 2010, 11:56 am

    I think banishing the word “Failure” is a great idea– I could apply that to SO many areas of my life!

  • Alison February 14, 2010, 11:56 am

    great job getting out there and pounding through your run even if your mind wasn’t in the right place. a little something (tho your run was a lotta something) is better than nothing. and we always feel good after a workout.

    loved the operation beautiful link. self love on valentines day is where it’s at! how can you love someone else without loving yourself. you always know just what to write! happy v-day to you.

  • Ashley February 14, 2010, 11:56 am

    Great job! It’s so difficult sometimes to stick with a workout when you know it isn’t your best ever. But, it’s days like today when the run is tough that make you stronger for the big event. You didn’t stop today and you won’t when the triathalon gets tiring or overwhelming. You’ll push right through!!

  • Andrea February 14, 2010, 11:59 am

    I’ve felt the same way lately about some of my runs. I am glad you shared you’re running experience with us today. I think it’s just what I needed before I go on my run today. 😉 Have a great day with your husband!

  • Freya @ February 14, 2010, 12:07 pm

    Thankyou for this post!! I had one of those really crappy runs on friday – sore, irritable and slow – but I kept going and at the end was soo proud of myself for finishing it – even though it was only 8miles (and I was v tired!) when I can do half marathons way faster!
    It’s GREAT to know other fit runners get that feeling too – and you have the best, healthiest attitude!! I’m picking up on that I think. I’m starting to define how good a day is by THAT day, not what I’ve done previously – like you said in your post. It really helps, so thankyou 🙂

    And equally thankyou for the link for Valentine’s haters :p
    Have a great time with your husband, you deserve it 🙂

  • RhodeyGirl February 14, 2010, 12:08 pm

    I bet your run was difficult from the food you ate yesterday. When I eat a bit more than normal I always run slower the next morning.

    By the way, I also take a bite out of every type of chocolate and then pick a fave to eat!

  • Kristi February 14, 2010, 12:09 pm

    I contemplated not doing my workout this morning but I did the old I’ll just go for 20 minutes technique. I ended up staying for 60 minutes and it was awesome. When I’m in the middle of a workout and I feel like quitting I say to myself just keep going as opposed to don’t stop.

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 6:28 pm

      i love the 20 minute trick!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot) February 14, 2010, 12:11 pm

    ‘Failure’ is a word that definitely needs to be banished. I really like this post 🙂

  • February 14, 2010, 12:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing this…..I always wonder why sometimes you can just feel AWFUL running and you want to beat yourself up about it. You helped me understand it is okay and others have this problem too.

    Have a great time with hubby and you ended up doing 6 miles-how awesome!. I have been sick all week and can’t seem to get out and do 2……

  • Kristen February 14, 2010, 12:12 pm

    i absolutely hate runs that feel that way. and it’s so true, no matter how “in-shape” you are, hard running days always seem to happen. good for you for sticking it out for 6 miles! have a wonderful valentine’s day!

  • Run Sarah February 14, 2010, 12:12 pm

    Great post. Accomplishing 6 miles is never a failure! Hope you have an awesome Valentines with your hubs!

  • Whitney @ February 14, 2010, 12:13 pm

    It’s good to know everyone has a bad run once in awhile. Sometimes it’s an absolute struggle to get through the run. But I always do. And that’s because I don’t want to quit. Underneath all the negative thoughts, I just don’t want to give up. So..failure isn’t an option. Great topic!

  • Erin February 14, 2010, 12:23 pm

    Funny. I read this post and then immediately read the following on another blog. I thought it was appropriate!

    Don’t Quit (anonymous)

    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit
    Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

    Life is queer with its twists and its turns,
    As everyone of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about
    When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
    Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
    You may succeed with another blow.

    Often the goal is nearer than,
    It seems to a faint and faltering man,
    Often the struggler has given up
    When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
    And he learned too late when the night came down,
    How close he was to the golden crown.

    Success is failure turned inside out
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems so far;
    So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
    It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit!

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 6:28 pm

      awwwwww i love it.

  • Jessica @ Fit Chick Wannabe February 14, 2010, 12:28 pm

    I like your attitude! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 🙂

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) February 14, 2010, 12:29 pm

    Totally agree with you! Running is never a failure, the fact that our bodies can run 6 miles is an accomplishment!
    Have a great valentines day!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) February 14, 2010, 12:50 pm

    While running, if I think about how painful and terrible it is, the run lasts FOREVER. If I think about how fortunate I am to even be running and have a strong and healthy body, the run is so much better. It’s all mental….well, sometimes physical too 🙂

    6 miles ain’t no failure–great job for sticking it out.

  • Bronwyn February 14, 2010, 12:53 pm

    I really like that.

    It’s funny sometimes how once upon a time just going for a run is not a failure. Then as you get better and better, and run regularly it’s suddnely like, being slow is a failure. Or not getting in that five k is a failure. Sometimes we need to back up and accept that not every run will be perfect.

  • lauralei February 14, 2010, 12:55 pm

    wow – i was feeling so down today about the lack of weightloss, the fact that i have not exercised too much this week – and this made me feel so much better

  • Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep February 14, 2010, 1:05 pm

    Thank you very much for posting this! It came at a good time. I woke up thinking that I really didn’t want to go to the gym today because I know I can’t bang out the mileage I would if I were able to run outside (it’s still snowy here so I can’t run outside). But anything is better than sitting here on my butt reading blogs all day. So I’m going to put my gym clothes on and get my butt moving!! Thank you, Caitlin!

    Happy Chinese New Year 🙂

  • Karla February 14, 2010, 1:28 pm

    This is tough for me. I always try to tell myself something is better than nothing but for some reason unless I go all out and sweat bullets then it doesn’t feel like I’ve worked out. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a failure if I’m not drenched in sweat but it’s just not as satisfying.

  • Sarah February 14, 2010, 1:31 pm

    Thank you for inspiring me to banish the word failure! I’m the same with pushing myself so hard and if I don’t live up to my expectations I feel disappointed. But like you, I like to remind myself, damn I just ran 6 miles especially when three years ago I could barely run 2 miles without walking. Keep up the inspiration 🙂

  • Matt February 14, 2010, 1:32 pm

    As long as I am doing the best I can, my run will be a success!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 14, 2010, 1:47 pm

    Great post!!!
    Very very true. In theory, my philosophy is if i’m doing my best, then that’s all I can do. If I try, then I succeed. Maybe not what I’d like… but it’s my best. Failure is not trying or giving in to negative thoughts.

  • eliza February 14, 2010, 1:50 pm

    this post came at a great time =) I just went to the gym and ran a mile and a half and felt like a failure…but I went and did something!!

  • Allison February 14, 2010, 1:53 pm

    I call a workout a success if I worked hard at it. There are some days I run slow, but it’s better than the days that I don’t work out at all!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) February 14, 2010, 2:13 pm

    i feel like i’m the same way you were at the beginning of your post…if it doesn’t feel like i’m going hard or doing things right i feel like it’s a workout failure, but when it feels good it’s a great workout. i love your idea of banishing the word failure though, it’s just great to get out and do something!

  • Anna @ Oats N Boats February 14, 2010, 2:16 pm

    This goes exactly with the mindset I’ve been trying to use lately – Every time you’re out there doing something, you’re succeeding. All you can do is set goals for yourself for next time, but today, congratulate yourself on anything you have accomplished. Too frequently we focus on should’ves/could’ves/would’ves… let’s focus on what we have done and what we will do and why we rock! You rock today because you got out there and did something awesome for your body, then you came home and gave it some fuel – that’s great 🙂 Good going!

  • Julie February 14, 2010, 3:01 pm

    I thought of this post as I ran today! Because of snowmageddon in Baltimore, I was forced to run on the treadmill, which of course like everyone else, I hate. I wanted to run for an hour or so, around 6-7 miles but calf started hurting and I actually peed a little..omg how embarrassing! (I was wearing black shorts so thank god noone could tell!!) Please tell me I’m not the only one who has peed while running?! 😉 I stopped at 5 miles but pushed hard the last mile. Even though I didn’t reach my goal and normally I’d be pretty hard on myself, I’m changing my thinking and am proud of what I did accomplish!

    • caitlin February 14, 2010, 6:30 pm

      i peed during a 5K at the beginning of the year – DURING A RACE. lol so you are not the only one.

      also i pooped in a bush the other day during a run and didnt mention it on the blog. do you feel better now? LOL

      • Emily Eats and Exercises February 14, 2010, 8:53 pm

        Ha! My running partner stops all the time to use the bathroom in the bushes. Luckily she is faster than me so I can run ahead and pretend I don’t know her 😉 and then she catches up. 🙂

  • Allison February 14, 2010, 3:20 pm

    Today my workout was a failure. I walked to the gym in the rain, got there and realized that 1. I didn’t have my water bottle, 2. that a tendon in my ankle was bothering me and using the elliptical or running was unwise, 3. all the exercise bikes were taken, 4. that I need to study for my test next week, and 5. If I want to go to the mall today I didn’t really have time for the workout I wanted to do. So, instead of salvaging my trip to the gym and doing weights or stretching my ankle, I just left. I didn’t want to waste my tech t shirt on a workout I didn’t really want to do since I don’t plan on doing laundry for a few more days. Workout FAIL. It doesn’t upset me though because I’ve had good workouts all week, it was about time for a rest day anyway, it’s Valentine’s day, and I will do better tomorrow!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople February 14, 2010, 3:50 pm

    Banning the word failure sounds like an AMAZING thing to do! I can get caught up in that too. But exercising in the first place is a success to me!

  • Penny February 14, 2010, 3:58 pm

    Such a nice husband you have!!!! I read your Valentine’s post from last year. That man is a keeper. 🙂

  • Carly (The Noob Runner) February 14, 2010, 4:00 pm

    At this point, just working out is a success, whether I’m walking at a 3.5 pace or running all out. I try to move every day! I’ve banned the word “Failure/Fail” and the phrase “I can’t” from my life. This post was super inspirational!

  • Jamie February 14, 2010, 4:17 pm

    pushing through those thoughts of “failure” make you SUCH a stronger person! congrats on making it through your run and happy valentine’s day!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit February 14, 2010, 4:53 pm

    It’s so funny you asked that question today. I was having a convo with my fiance and I have very very very recently started to view my workouts as pure enjoyment…not defined by how hard I worked, how many calories I burned or how much I sweat. 🙂

    It’s taken me YEARS to finally get here but I don’t do a single workout that I am not thrilled to start. My body craves the experience- the sweat and the energy but it never involves activities that my mind is also not excited to do.

    While I admire everyone out there who competes, runs marathons and such…I’ve realized that my body is not built for long distance activities and I don’t really enjoy them. I used to try to force myself to be a runner when after about 3 miles, my body simply hurts. So why push it when I can do a fabulous kickboxing workout, enjoy every minute, sweat like no other AND feel incredible afterwards. 🙂

    My wordy thoughts for the day. 🙂

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama February 14, 2010, 5:02 pm

    Happy Valentines Day!!!

  • Caroline February 14, 2010, 5:10 pm

    I had a hard run today too. I started getting hungry around mile 2 (of 9) and I guess my egg and cheese sandwich just wasn’t enough this morning. So frustrating! I think I only really kept at it because I was running with a friend. Good job with your positive attitude!

  • Jolene ( February 14, 2010, 5:14 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about the day he planned for you – how romantic!!

  • Jess February 14, 2010, 5:34 pm

    Usually I am pretty good with accepting that any kind of workout is a success. Last week I turned an intended run into a leisurely night time walk because I wasn’t feeling it, and I came back feeling refreshed and happy. Need to walk more often. Then the day after that I had a personal training session where I was way weaker than usual and I got a bit cranky with myself, but was happy that I still worked to failure.

    Turns out my weaker PT session was my body’s way of telling myself it’s getting sick, and I haven’t worked out since last Wednesday. With this post in mind, I’m still not going to regard that as a fail, because I’m giving it the time it needs to heal. 🙂

  • Stacey February 14, 2010, 5:36 pm

    Today success was running in 14 degree snowy/windy weather. I ran at slower pace than normal, but I still got a good 45min run in. I was frozen and my face was numb at the end, but I still got out there and did it. Failure would have been staying on the couch eating the rest of the my box of chocolates!

  • chandra h February 14, 2010, 5:55 pm

    happy ♥day, caitlin! 🙂

  • Melissa S. February 14, 2010, 5:55 pm

    I figure if i got out the door, it was a success. and that a take at least a few steps after that 😉

    great job w/ the run. kinda seems like everyones runs were off a bit this weekend.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers February 14, 2010, 6:59 pm

    Great attitude! I think anytime you make a decision to exercise, it’s not a failure no matter how badly it goes. Sometimes that decision is even to have a rest day. Even if you run is horrible, slow, and awful, you’re still out there. And sometimes it’s good to be reminded that what you’re doing isn’t easy!

  • Becky February 14, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Thanks for the positive outlook! I’m new to running (and blogging) and I was so hard on myself at first that I started to forget why I loved it in the first place. I try to remind myself that every run is an accomplishment and a learning experience.

  • cassie February 14, 2010, 7:38 pm

    you inspire me to keep pushing through… i am new to blogging and thinking of starting to run, so i have been looking for as much information as possible on where to begin.. you’re blog is a great source of inspiration… enjoy your valentine’s day…

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 14, 2010, 7:44 pm

    A failure in a workout is a failure TO workout.
    I hate to miss a workout.

  • Ellen February 14, 2010, 7:58 pm

    Success in a workout is when I’m REALLY pushing myself. This usually involves man makers, doing interval training on the treadmill and squat jumps. Lots of them. Failure is when I barely work up a sweat, which usually happens on the elliptical or in a spinning class that’s playing music I’m not into. (One instructor played Enya the entire class…talk about unmotivating!)

  • Matt February 14, 2010, 8:00 pm

    I love this post! So much of how we feel and perform depends on the meaning we give things and the language we use to describe them. I used to think failure was “not achieving what I hoped to do,” but I have since redefined it as “giving up, or not learning anything in the process of not getting what I want YET.” So much more empowering.

  • Sarah (Shep) February 14, 2010, 8:27 pm

    happy valentine’s day caitlin… you are beautiful 🙂

    • Caitlin February 15, 2010, 8:10 am

      thank you – you are beautiful too!

  • Becky (flybynyght @ wordpress) February 14, 2010, 8:36 pm

    Seeing as I am the Slowest Runner Ever, I’ve learned to see each and every run as a victory no matter how long it takes me!!!

  • Allie February 14, 2010, 8:57 pm

    i totally get the “failure” mindset sometimes; when every minute feels like five, my legs are heavy and it’s just not clicking. i was injured pretty badly a few months ago and since then when i start to get negative with myself i stop and remind myself just how lucky i am to run, no matter how slow or fast that is. a mile is a mile and every one is great.

  • Kt F @ ThroughTheFinish February 14, 2010, 9:03 pm

    Whenever I think my workout is a complete failure, I remind myself how many people are doing absolutely NOTHING for their health or fitness at that time and make myself feel better! Kind of a cynical way of thinking, but it motivates me!

  • One Healthy Apple February 14, 2010, 9:07 pm

    Success is showing up and trying. I have never, ever regretted a workout. Even if it’s crappy, my heart is working, my blood is pumping, and I’m getting smelly! All these things equal success!

  • Danielle February 14, 2010, 9:39 pm

    I love this post! Thank you so much for reminding us that doing ANYTHING is something 🙂 I hope you have had a wonderful evening with your hubby!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 14, 2010, 9:44 pm

    I totally agree that no matter how long you’ve been running, some days you just don’t have a great run. Way to make the best of it!

  • sophia February 14, 2010, 11:33 pm

    To me, a workout isn’t about burning calories. It isn’t even about being “healthy”. It’s about enjoying myself, and just the very act of DOING it. If the workout is painful and long, it just isn’t worth it…in that case, taking a short break from it IS success. Because you’re allowing yourself time to pump yourself up for the next one. There is no way every workout will be a butt-kicking one, but it is absolutely possible to make the most out of each workout, and actually have fun, too! 🙂

  • Melissa (Getting Fit If It Kills Me) February 14, 2010, 11:54 pm

    Just the fact that you ran is success to me! I have yet to get to the point where I actually want to run. Maybe someday! As for failure, I have a mantra that I include in my email signature: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” — Robert Schuller. If we all believe that we will succeed, then we will! 🙂

  • Samantha February 15, 2010, 3:37 am

    No need to get into why but this post really struck a chord with me.

    And I have a very fitting quote to go along with it…

    “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

    • Caitlin February 15, 2010, 8:10 am

      reminds me of a chinese mantra “fall down 7 times, get up 8”

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope February 15, 2010, 8:15 am

    Hey Caitlin, I was wondering–what do you use to calculate how many miles you’ve gone on your bike? do you also wear something that tells you how many calories burned, or…? thanks girly.

    • Caitlin February 15, 2010, 8:17 am

      the garmin 305 has a gps in it!

  • Amanda February 15, 2010, 8:25 am

    I need to work on changing my way of thinking like you did. I’m very hard on myself, especially with running. If I’m not going as fast as I know I could I get frustrated with myself. If I get tired earlier than I think I shoud I get frustrated. I really need to learn to accept each run as what it is and where my body is in that very moment. Next time I start thinking these thoughts I’m going to try to remember this post. Thanks!

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin February 15, 2010, 10:33 am

    Since I’m training for my first marathon right now, I’m trying to take it easier on myself– worrying about completing the mileage, rather than worrying about my time. It’s still hard not to be running as fast as I expected to, but I’m running further than I ever have before, and that’s an accomplishment, too!

    Some days, when the couch is just calling my name, I consider myself a success for just working out at all! 😉

  • Cristin February 15, 2010, 11:49 am

    I felt like a failure doing yoga yesterday but then at the end the instructor (Exercise TV gal) said “remember-you achieved perfection today just by coming to the mat with an open heart and an open mind”
    That made me feel so much better right away!

  • Ashley @ Good Taste. Healthy Me February 15, 2010, 12:43 pm

    I had the same kind of morning today. I just didn’t feel on top of my game. I pushed through my workout though. I think my lifting was a success but cardio not so much. I gauge my cardio success on the amount of sweat…totally weird I know! But it’s seriously the best way for me to know how much I pushed myself.

  • Czabrina February 15, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Hi Caitlin, just wanted to let you know what an inspiration you are. I’ve recently gotten back into running and have decided to train for a 10 km race at the end of May and maybe a triathalon next year. I have two little ones, so fitting in time to workout is hard but so worth it. Your positive attitude is contagious!

    • Caitlin February 15, 2010, 1:50 pm

      YAY congrats on your upcoming races! you can do it!

  • meg c. February 15, 2010, 10:46 pm

    good for you! a sucky run is better than no run!

  • Angie All The Way February 16, 2010, 2:31 am

    Lately the word “Fail” appears everywhere, especially because of and I posted about it a while ago because while the fail blog is entertaining, I noticed people were starting to use “FAIL” on their blogs and on twitter as a way of rating their performance on how they did at the gym, or on a run, or sticking to a healthy plan. I was always so “offended” by seeing that word typed out in caps because to me, it’s just plain negative to see the word and especially as a personal put down. I posted about it and had some commenters talk about their teenage daughters who talk about how their “bangs were a big FAIL” if they didn’t go right!

    Time to fight against fail! rah rah rah!

    (this is what a pregnant woman does when she can’t sleep at 3a.m.! lol)

  • Nicki February 20, 2010, 5:01 pm

    This post is fantastic – both what you wrote and all the comments. Inspiring!

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