Sunday, March 4, 2012

Suck it Up Buttercup

(one of our Buttercups, Boo)

I have an awesome group of girlfriends that I ride and run with throughout the year. We call ourselves the Buttercups. And our motto is:

"Suck it up Buttercup!"

If you  think you want to skip a workout,  slow down, or simply give up, we tell each other in a loving yet firm voice, "Suck it up Buttercup!"  And just like that you either show up, speed up and by no means give up!

I love these girls...they really inspire.  We are not without our individual tribulations and set backs that have come and gone (and some still remain) throughout the years. The Buttercups keep going...even during the hard times:

Sickness, loss of jobs, more sickness, injuries, new jobs, busy schedules, old age...

Together we encourage one another to become better by simply taking a deep breath and continuing on...even if it hurts, because we all will feel pain at some point on our journey.

Friday morning, with a chill still in the air, muscles not yet conditioned for riding...we took off on our first ride of the season.  And in true Buttercup form, we rode swiftly, consistently, stylishly (but of course) and full of lovely conversation.

Was it easy? No! Was the headwind convenient? No!  Were we tired? Yes!  Did we complete our goal?  OF COURSE we riding together as the Buttercups.

(now the rest of you Buttercups better join us next time)



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