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Being part of a team and my one picture

How many of you ran yesterday (National Running Day)??

national running day kyle me

We ran (barely) 0.8 miles to a playground, did some pull-ups, dips, push-ups, etc. Then ran home. Only, we started running and about 20 feet, and then my knee started hurting…so unfortunately my National Running Day celebration wasn’t very glamorous. Not how I wanted to celebrate the awesome “holiday.” But at least I got to run with my favorite person who hates running BTW πŸ™‚

TodayΒ I’m super excited because my little cousin (far left) is graduating high school! *tears up* We’re the weird ones in the family with curly hair πŸ˜‰

thanksgiving cousins

So later this afternoon I’ll be off to watch her walk across that stage and get that fake scroll (I always thought it was anticlimactic to be handed a fake diploma). And since we’re on the subject, one of my Facebook friends posted this and it made me LOL.

This is a yearbook and each name has a piece of the quote, “We know what you’re thinking and no we’re not related!” Click on the source link for the rest of the “31 High School Yearbook Wins.”


Now on to the final day of the 10 Day You Challenge!

10 Day You Challenge

The final day is a picture of myself.Β The truth is, I don’t have too many pictures of just myself. Most of my photos include Kyle, and that’s the way I like it. So here is my photo

washington wedding

Now I know some people will say that a photo of yourself should only have you in it. But to be honest, Kyle is a huge part of me. I don’t feel whole without him. He is my other (better) half.

Now before some feminist starts blabbing to me about how I’m not independent and I’m setting women back 70 years blah blah blah… I put on my big girl pants every morning, go to work, do work things, and most of the time I see Kyle only 2 days during the work week (do I wish it was more frequent, yes).

I amΒ a big girl and I am half of a team. I am perfectly capable of functioning on my own, but I much prefer to be with my teammate. Just like a group of runners doing a relay, 1 runner by his/herself could complete the race. But the race is much better when you’re part of a team πŸ™‚

How do you feel about including someone else inΒ “your” photo?

What was your high school yearbook quote?


33 thoughts on “Being part of a team and my one picture

  1. You know… I think in a photo of you it could be you and/or anything that represents you…. I haven’t planned that far ahead of what my pic will be but I love that you included Kyle and your reasoning behind it.

    My high school year book quote was
    “how many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone”-coco chanel
    I think I love it even more now than I did back then

  2. I don’t think being part of a great 2 person team makes you any less of a strong and capable women πŸ™‚ That’s a lovely photo!

  3. i didn’t even think about posting a pic of JUST me — i figured as long as i was in it, that counted, so i naturally chose one with me and my bro — my fave person. i think including someone else who means the world to you makes it that much better. πŸ™‚

  4. We didn’t get quotes! I think it’s fine to put someone else in your photo, and I could give a crap what anyone else thinks about the fact that Joe and I have been together my entire adult life so nearly all my pictures are with him AND I LIKE IT.

  5. Actually I think you’re even more of a feminist because you made that decision all by yourself. I love that picture of you guys! And I love your dress and also Kyle’s shirt in the first picture (I LOLed). I’m sorry your knee was bothering you and I hope it’s better today. Mine is hurting now. Sympathy knee pain from across the country?

    1. Haha thank you!!! LOL yes he wore that shirt as a surprise for my 2nd half marathon. It was the best! NOOOOO it is very sweet that you have sympathy pain πŸ˜‰ but I don’t like that your knee is bugging you!

  6. Oh and my high school year book quote: “So this is what I’ve got to say to you all, be true to yourself and you will never fall.”

    Yep. Other people quote great scholars and I quote the Beastie Boys. Some things never change.

  7. Amen sista!

    I am so so so sorry about your knee! Is it your original injury or is it from your careless coworker’s oversight?

    Congrats to your cousin!

  8. I think it’s awesome that your picture is of you and Kyle. It’s a picture of yourself that represents when you’re happy!

    I didn’t run yesterday either…we can celebrate later! πŸ™‚

  9. Geez, if you were more of an egomaniac like me, then you’d want the spotlight all to yourself! Maybe you can take the photo with him, then crop him out before sharing? πŸ˜‰

  10. I didn’t have a quote in mine 😦 Btw don’t feel bad about not running that much. Think of it, I’m rubbing off on you, you’re simply switching to the Spartan training lol! πŸ˜‰ On a separate note, I hope you get better before this weekend, so that you can enjoy it. As for the picture, it’s totally normal, I’m always with my hubby too! ❀ xoxo

  11. Who cares if feminists disagree? You do you girl. My you photo included my fam so I’m in the same boat.

  12. I think that being a part of a team takes way more effort, determination and strength than doing anything alone. I think it’s amazing you found your lobster . . . . you are both good for one another. πŸ™‚

  13. I’m sad that feminist has become a bad word. To me, a real feminist is someone who is strong, looks out for other women, and can go it alone and chooses whether or not to.

  14. We didn’t have quotes in our yearbook. They probably didn’t trust my senior class to come up with anything decent/appropriate! I rarely take a picture by myself. I know how you feel. I am not into the selfies. πŸ™‚

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