The Nicole Effect.

by katelin on February 9, 2012

So apparently being friends with Nicole has rubbed off on me….and in the best ways possible.

I mean I WRITE RIDICULOUS THINGS IN ALL CAPS, I sum a lot of things into ALL OF THE THINGS, I’ve developed a love for Modern Family, my love for good cheese and good food in general has increased due to Nicole’s delectable recipes and cooking, I know more things about Josh Lyman than I ever have before, fountain jumping has become a totally legit thing to do and all sorts of other amazing things.

And the latest Nicoleism that has rubbed off on me has surprisingly come in the form of running. Yes, you read that right: RUNNING. If you don’t know Nicole let me tell you that that girl is a running fiend lately. Like seriously, champ style super running (she’s trying to run 1,000 miles this year alone). And if you know me you know that I tried running before, I sort of liked it, didn’t hate it but my god so not my thing.Like not even a little bit. I have these things called Double Ds that have prevented me from enjoying any sort of swift running activity for most of my life.

However, I’ve been convinced. To try something crazy. On April 22nd I will be participating in THE COLOR RUN. Click on the link, look at it, then tell me does that not look like the funnest most amazing thing ever. I mean I’ve heard of Mud Runs before but the idea of being covered in mud was never appealing to me, however PAINT, on the other hand, totally awesome and similar to that club scene in Miss Congeniality that I LOVE.

So yes, I’m doing a 5K, three days before my 28th birthday. It may not actually involve running but rather light jogging or walking or a whole lot of “OHMYGOD SO MUCH COLOR!” but I can’t believe I’m doing it. I mean I don’t even recognize myself. Because let’s be honest, WALKING a half marathon is one thing but signing up for something with RUN in the title, that’s just a whole other ball game.

And it’s a ball game I’m going to somehow be ready for. It’s a leap. And thanks to Nicole’s idea/influence and Matt’s persistence/encouragement I’m doing it. And it will be magical.

So thank you Nicole, thank you for being an awesome friend and a ridiculous influence on my life. Now let’s go get painted and then jump in a nearby fountain to wash up. It’s only logical right?


happy thursday!

Posted in Me Things,My Crazy Life
  • you go girl! i totally support the running movement! and this 5k color run. WHAT FUN! how could you not be totally pumped to run your little heart out with all the prettiness surrounding you? i’m bummed there isn’t one in philadelphia.

  • Emily

    It is soooo much fun! I did it 2(?) weeks ago in Arizona! I think it’s my latest post on my blog :). Have a great time!!!!

  • That’s so awesome! I love this post. It makes me miss my bloggy friends. Why oh why can’t we all live closer??

    And I love that you will be doing a Color Run. I mean seriously. I expect lots of pictures, k? You’ll rock it, I know you will!

  • Haha this is such a cute post! And the run sounds awesome- good luck! :)

  • YAY! Also, that run looks AWESOME.

  • Yay! Good for you friend!!

  • I can’t believe I’m doing it either, but I’m excited! WOO color!

  • i just laughed out loud at “these things called Double Ds” as I have a pair of them two that has always prevented me from running.

    they hurt!

    good for you though, maybe i just need a new running bra, hahaha.

  • “The Nicole Effect”

    Hahaha, STEALING THAT. Also, thank you so much for the lovely post, my dear. SO MUCH CHEESE-FILLED ALL CAPS RUNNING LOVE!

  • Giiiirrrl, get you a good sports bra for those Double Ds: That company makes the best sports bras, and they design some especially for well-endowed ladies like yourself! (check out the 3+ barbells section)

    That run sounds AWESOME. I would do it in a heartbeat if it wasn’t on the other side of the country!

  • :) I’m going to try to do the one in SF!

  • That sounds like fun! Yay! So fun how friends we meet through blogging can influence us so much!!

  • First of all, ALL THE COLORS! I’m all signed up for the SF edition. I can’t wait! Second, Nicole really is awesome and influences me to be better too, even though I haven’t met her…yet. Speaking of which, is it MAY yet? Yay running and CAPS and colors and friends!

  • YAY!! There’s a Color Run in DC in September and I really want to do it. It sounds like the most fun race of all time!

  • you can do it!

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  • Omg that looks amazing! Somebody should bring that sort of run to the UK!!!

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