I was going to send out a wrap-up email about what I learned from No Excuses November this month. I would have included my trials and tribulations peppered with funny anecdotes and Allison-style self-deprecation. But last week, I read something that made me change my mind. One of our NoExNos Ashley shared this via Facebook
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As many of you know, I am endeavoring to run a marathon this Sunday. This was never something I wanted to do. A few years ago, I thought a half marathon was crazy. And here I am, about to run farther than I ever have before. I have never been an athlete. I played sports
When we’re young, our parents take care of us. That’s the deal – we are adorable and precocious and loving, and our parents wipe our tears and bandage our boo-boos and generally tell us that we’re the best thing to happen to the world since sliced bread. When we grow up, go to college, move
I like to collect quotes. I actually have 9 journals full of them. I have quotes for all occasions and I really can carry on an entire conversation composed of quotes. My favorite quotes come from my favorite person: Walt Disney. Did you know that Walt Disney never graduated from High School? And yet he
My mother always taught me the importance of writing thank you notes. Though, admittedly, she had success with this because she told me that if I failed to write a thank you note for a gift, I would risk never getting one again. But her strategy worked, so I guess that’s the important thing. I
This is one of my favorite comedy sketches of all time. It’s amazing in its own right, but I also think it carries a relevant message for No Excuses November. In the sketch, a woman goes to a therapist to address her fear of being buried alive in a box. The therapist listens to her