12 In Life

Don’t. Give. Up.

Hi friends!

Today’s post is short and sweet!

Last night’s workout wasn’t as stress relieving as I would have liked. I took Miss Truckee to the lake for a run, and not going to lie, she was pretty horrendous the first quarter mile. Like, sniffing every blade of grass, acting like she had to go potty when I know full and well she didn’t, and pulling on the leash ahead of me. She eventually settled into her usual rhythm though, and was great! I think she was just so excited to get out of the house she couldn’t contain it! We ran two miles, with a little bit of walking mixed in. She actually seems to prefer to run, so whenever I slow down to let her walk, she just speeds back up! Silly girl. My 10k is tomorrow, and I would have really preferred to have run 3 or 4 last night, but I just didn’t have time. Hopefully I don’t regret that tomorrow!

photo 2

photo (1)

When we finished our run, we sat and watched the sunset while we waited for Adam to pick us up. Truckee had a blast watching the ducks and geese fly by in front of us, but even though it’s in her blood, she’d never hurt a fly!

Don’t. Give. Up.

My husband found this image online last night and sent it to me, and it really hit home. Maybe you will appreciate it as much as I did!


I think this is incredibly true. When you’re chasing your dreams- your big, fat, juicy, passionate dreams, it’s hard not to let other people’s opinions and thoughts get in your way. It’s hard not to worry about what other people think, or what they will say. But if you can block it all out, stand taller, and keep your eye on the prize, I see no reason why you can’t accomplish whatever you want. First they will laugh, then they will copy. Imitation is the best form of flattery, and if you don’t go after your dreams, someone else will. You’re on your own journey, and if you don’t want the haters to come along, don’t invite them.

So here’s to not giving up! In whatever aspect that might be – blogging, running, your job, your biggest ambitions in life. Just go for it. Who cares what other people think! Because when you succeed, they’ll be sorry they ever doubted you!

What do you think about this quote?

Follow on Bloglovin


  • Reply
    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    May 2, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Good luck with your race tomorrow!!

    I can’t wait ’til Rex can run with me. I tried with Buddy, but he just looks at me like “No mom, this is not happening, now lets go home and lay down”. He’s an old guy though 🙂
    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run recently posted…2014 Disney Princess Half MarathonMy Profile

  • Reply
    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    May 2, 2014 at 11:22 am

    That is a fantastic quote! Good luck on your 10k!
    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted…10 Minute Ab Workout + May GoalsMy Profile

  • Reply
    May 2, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Awesome! Definitely something I needed to hear/read this weekend!

    Love Truckee – she is just so cute!
    Jenn recently posted…6th birthday celebrationMy Profile

  • Reply
    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    May 2, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    LOVE the quote–thank you for that–and good luck at your 10k!
    Erin @ The Almond Eater recently posted…Honey Lime Chicken WingsMy Profile

  • Reply
    Anna @ ThatDAMMRunner
    May 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I am craving a good run with my doggie! That looks lovely!

    Good luck tomorrow.
    Anna @ ThatDAMMRunner recently posted…I’m a perfect swimmer.My Profile

  • Reply
    May 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Great quote! I’ll never forget when my adviser my freshman year of college told me I would never get a job as a teacher. Well I got one before I graduated and I was able to start right after I graduated. It’s a great feeling when you prove those wrong who doubted you. 🙂
    Becky@TheSavedRunner recently posted…Time For Some HonestyMy Profile

  • Reply
    Chrissy @Pink Polish and Running Shoes
    May 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Love the quote! That is SO true. Good luck with your 10K and have a great weekend 🙂
    Chrissy @Pink Polish and Running Shoes recently posted…My Friday Five 5/2My Profile

  • Reply
    Polly @ Tasty Food Project
    May 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I love that quote because it’s very true! Good luck with your race!
    Polly @ Tasty Food Project recently posted…Friday Favorites! Edition 3My Profile

  • Reply
    Cecilia @ MommiesRun
    May 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Great quote! You are making me want to train my Golden to run with me. I’m just scared I’ll get frustrated when she wants to sniff and stop. But I guess we have to start somewhere!
    Cecilia @ MommiesRun recently posted…Five Reasons to Rotate Running ShoesMy Profile

  • Reply
    Jaclyn @ BumpSweat
    May 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I love this quote! It resonates with me concerning several different ventures and interests in my life. Thanks for the encouragement!! 🙂
    Jaclyn @ BumpSweat recently posted…5 Fit-Friday FavoritesMy Profile

  • Reply
    May 2, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I love the quote! Your lab sounds like mine. I have to run her hard for the first lap so she eventually gets tired and jogs or walks at a nice pace!
    Meranda@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…All the Extra Things to Love about the Big Sur MarathonMy Profile

  • Reply
    May 3, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Good luck today! Your fur baby is adorable, and even though you didn’t get the miles in that you had hoped, I am sure your pup’s contentment was totally worth it.
    Carson recently posted…Let’s be honest: Take a momentMy Profile

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge