The Decision to Act

by Danica on October 4, 2013

Happy Friday!

Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend?

I don’t work today, but as soon as this post is published I’m heading out to do my last long run before half marathon #5, I have my first exam for school to take this afternoon, and then we’re having dinner at some friends’ house tonight!  (I need to decide on a dessert to make, though I’m learning towards these pumpkin chocolate chip oat bars…any input, Jenna? ;)
The rest of the weekend will be low-key, and I’m more than excited for that time to catch up :)

There wasn’t anything in particular I wanted to blog about today, but I did want to share this quote with you…

If you went to HLS, you may recognize it!

Whenever I look at it, I have to read it a couple of times to really understand it all, but I just love it.

Decision to Act quote by Amelia Earhart

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

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1 Lauren October 4, 2013 at 9:25 am

I hope your run goes well today! Have a great weekend!
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2 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Thanks, Lauren! It went well :)
Happy weekend!


3 Heather @fitncookies October 4, 2013 at 10:09 am

Enjoy your last long run :) That means your half is so soon andddd then you can take a break from a running schedule :) I can’t wait for that after my race lol Good luck on your test this afternoon :)
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4 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I’m really looking forward to that part too – and actually, I’m taking a break from running all together after this half, so it marks a change!


5 Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In October 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

I love this! Hope your weekend is great :)
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6 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Thanks, Lindsay :) Happy weekend!


7 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy October 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

Have fun tonight! I love that quote!


8 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Thanks, Emily!
Happy weekend! :)


9 Jenna October 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

Oh yeah those look delicious!!


10 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm

oh good! I’m excited for tonight!


11 Heather Murphy October 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

Love the quote! It’s a great one to put on the mirror, so I can look at it every day as a reminder! Hope you had a great run!
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12 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I agree – it’s one to revisit :)
Hope you have a great weekend, Heather!


13 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

I -thought- I recognized that little bugger! Yes, that’s a good one. Hope you’re having a great Friday, lady! And I have to say those bars definitely look like a winner.
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14 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’m about to make the bars now – looking forward to it :)
Hope you have a great weekend, Amanda!

p.s. I got 100% on the exam! :)


15 Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run. October 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

That’s a great quote! Enjoy your weekend!
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16 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Thanks Courtney, you too!


17 Heather @Pinkaholic Fitness October 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I adore that quote!! Thanks for sharing and hope you had a great run today.

Oh, I would go with those pumpkin bars, I went on over to check out the recipe and they sound amazing! Great choice!


18 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks, Heather – the run went well!
Hope you have a great weekend!


19 Brittany @ proteinandpumps October 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I’m definitely struggling lately with the decision to stop planning and just act on something I’ve been dealing with for a while. I think this post was a sign : ) good luck with your run!
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20 Danica October 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Good luck with whatever change you’re going to make, Brittany :) Making big decisions is always intimidating, but never knowing “what if” is even worse!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


21 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections October 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Wow, what a great quote. I’ve never read that before. Totally needed to read that today as I literally JUST took a full-time job!
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22 Danica October 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm

ahh Congratulations, girl!!!! How exciting!


23 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat October 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Great quote! I hope your run went well! I’ll definitely be checking those bars out. They sound delicious!
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24 Danica October 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I made them this afternoon and sampled one (obviously, I have to test it out before bringing it to a party, right? :) and I would HIGHLY recommend them! So good and not overly sweet like a lot of bar recipes are!


25 Julie October 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Love that quote! Fear is crippling… if we let it. Once we get past the initial fear, it’s never as bad as it seems! Have a great weekend love :-)
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26 Danica October 4, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Yes, exactly! It’s empowering to realize that we get to decide :)
Hope you have a great weekend too, Julie!


27 Tara@PNWRunner October 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm

The pumpkin recipes are officially on! I just made some pumpkin bread and it was amazing!! My plans for the weekend are celebrating my mom’s bday tonight and tomorrow. We have a festival called Salmon days this weekend too. We go every year. They also have a 5k which I am planning on doing as well! Have a great weekend!! :)
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28 Danica October 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Sounds like you had a great weekend planned, Tara – I hope everything went well!!


29 Jessie October 5, 2013 at 6:23 am

I’m sure by now you already had your run, so I’m just stopping in to wish you a fun & relaxed weekend!


30 Cori @ olivetorun October 6, 2013 at 7:23 am

That Amelia was a smart woman, LOVE that quote… I needed that :) xo
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31 Danica October 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

<3 !


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