I met up with some fabulous ladies from one of my former lives yesterday (one of them blogs here).  We met up wayyy downtown for happy hour (mmm sangria), and to take stock of the past few years.  However, one drink in I realized I could not, in fact, have another.  I was buzzzzed.  One drink? Really?

To be fair, I haven’t had more than two drinks in a week in….a month?  What happened to my bud light fueled social life!?!?  I go to bed at 10pm on weeknights (sometimes on weekend nights too so I can wake up early the next day for a long run), I get up at 6am on weekdays (I can’t sleep past 8am EVER now), and after one drink, I’m eager to go home so as not to upset my new boyfriend: Marathon Training.

He’s definitely more of a clinger than I’ve ever tolerated in a new boyfriend, but I think he’s worth it.  When I treat him right, he is sooooo good to me, and when I ignore him or treat him like sh*t, he’s a little mopey but comes around.  No matter what I do, he refuses to leave me.  That’s a rare bird in this city (am I right ladies?)! 

While it takes sacrifices to be in this relationship, I couldn’t be happier about it.  In the face of all the challenges in the rest of my life, it provides a strength and solace that I don’t get anywhere else.  However, it has made me decidedly less cool than I used to be 😉

What about you? Ever feel married to your training?

About the Author Aubrie Fennecken

Aubrie Fennecken is the Chief Alchemist at Opportunity Kitchen | work + wellness strategist | nonprofit fundraising expert | providing productivity and self-care support for mission-driven humans


  1. Thanks for the link to my blog! Had such a great time catching up … even if you copped out after 1 drink (I ended up having many many more as my night went on haha)

    And yes I used to be married to my diet when i did P90X but this summer it seems to have taken a back seat and will hopefully become in a more committed relationship with it come fall.

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