Happy 5th Anniversary to meeeee

Today is a very special day!

Five years ago today I started an online relationship that grew into something beautiful weird and obsessive and magical…

No this isn’t about that guy I met on eharmony, this is about the other someone in my life…

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Today this little running food fun fitness random mexican travel redhead watermelon blog is 5 years old!

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I first started RER on a whim and never ever expected it to grow into the beast it is today. I would do it for free if no one read, but I am thankful every single day that you stop by to say hello. Thank you from the bottom of my heart <3

I wanted to do some epic recap post of my five favorite posts from the last five years but I can’t decide on my all time faves. Here are some pictures that remind me of how lucky I am to have this blog full of opportunities…

I’ve met some awesome celebrities!

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and long lost relatives…

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I’ve done dumb stuff

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and awesome stuff.

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IMG_6956 (532x800)I have eaten amazing food and chugged delicious drinks!

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sabra factory tourI have been able to travel to epic places…

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Oh hello Lance, fancy meeting you here..


I have PRd in races

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Yeah buddy!

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I have made life long friends and met amazing, supportive readers.

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I’ve had the time of my life.

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Thank you for reading.

I hope you continue to read for another 5 years. Or until I quit and move to Costa Rica where you never hear from me again. One of those.

The 5 year anniversary gift is wood, so if any of you have some wood for me email me and I’ll send ya my address Winking smile

Question: Have a favorite RER post? What is it?

Wish RER would suck less? Give me some suggestions on how to make it better.


  1. Michele says

    Thank you for being such a positive role model for me. You openly show that everyone has good and bad times. That everyone feels success and defeat. You show that what’s most important is being honest with yourself (and the blog world) and being yourself. Whenever you get those crazy rude comments, remember that there are 20x more people out there who look up to you and appreciate what you are doing. Keep it up!!

  2. says

    Yaaaay! Happy bloggiversary (or whatever it’s called). Looks like you have really done so many wonderful things to share with us, as well as influence your readers to strive for a fun and healthy lifestyle!

  3. says

    I love whenever you post about Disneyland! I wish that I lived close enough to have season passes. I also just love seeing you in tshirts & tank tops on a daily basis, it makes me daydream of summer. Happy Anniversary!

  4. Vernie says

    Congrats on your many accomplishments! I agree, RER doesn’t suck at all. I look forward to your posts every day! You are a great role model and inspiration to others. Thank you!!

  5. says

    Just read your Lance Armstrong – I mean 70.3 post – and loved it! Definitely want to sign up for a tri soon. Happy 5 yrs to your awesome blog 😀

  6. says

    The best part of your blog is that you just put yourself out there. The good, the bad and everything in between. I cringe, thinking back to the disordered eating discussions because of you and a watermelon. But you handled all of it like a champ. So just keep being you!

    The Kidless Kronicles

  7. Tina says

    I wouldn’t change a thing. I love you just the way you are. When I see your blog, twitter, or Instagram, I always feel as though you are REAL!You were one of the first running blogs I started to follow and have started following many since than but, you are by far my favorite. You never seem pretentious. I get the feeling that you are honest even when you think you shouldn’t be and It make me relate to you even more. Congrats on 5 years and thanks for keepin’ it real!!

  8. Ursula says

    I am just really starting my fitness experience-trying to get in shape. I love jogging and would love run so much more and can’t wait until I get my endurance up to even close your level. I love your blog-been following you for about a year! You have a great attitude, not too square which I love (I feel lots of blogs are too goody goody sometimes), and I love that you are a Mexican redhead bc I have two Mexican redheads in my family and no one thinks they are Mexican, lol. I would love to hear more about tips and techniques in running more frequently, maybe for all levels.

  9. Ali says

    What a fantastic milestone! Congrats :) I love that you are so honest and relatable. Keep up the good work!

    PS- Did you really meet your husband on eharmony? If so, I need to get on that…you 2 seem perfect for each other!

  10. Nicole says

    How much wood *could* a woodchuck chuck?

    I could make dirty jokes about wood, but I will let the beauty of a dirty mind take over. 😉

    Happy Anniversary!! Thanks for always filling my Inbox with a great read, insight, opinion, and humor! Cheers.

  11. Grecia says

    Happy Anniversary! I hope you actually make a cake, it’s the only way to celebrate properly. That and a drink or two 😉

  12. Laura says

    Congratulations on 5 years. I have recently been toying with the idea of starting my own blog and you give me hope. (I might contact you at some point to figure out how!)

    I really appreciated all of the post that you had about the NYC Marathon 2012. I was also registered to run it and had chosen to do it despite the storm and the backlash. I am a New Yorker and had a lot of mixed emotion and stress around that time and it was nice to have someone that I could hear and relate to. I think that you handled yourself with grace and class through a tough situation.

  13. Deb says

    You Rock!
    BTW – I’m pretty sure they have internet in Costa Rica – so I guess you’ll have to blog for the rest of your life! Makes me happy :-)

  14. april says

    happy five year anniversary! i’ve been reading your blog for about two years and it’s one of my faves. thanks for continuing to inspire me and make me laugh daily! =)

  15. Catherine says

    Congratulations! I only recently found your blog and am looking forward to the next five years. It is inspiring to read about your journey and know that we can all work hard and still have fun!

  16. Joyce says

    Hello & Congrats on your 5 years anniversary!! I recently started reading your blog (recently as in like a month ago), but haven’t commented until now. Your blogs are super fun and informative and have inspired me to run more. I’m pretty sure I saw you at the RnR Pasadena but was too shy to say hello. Keep up the good posts!

  17. says

    Congratulations! You inspire all of us everyday for running and eating better. I really have enjoyed your blog and I love reading what races you are going to do and reading about your successes! Thank you for writing and sharing your life with us!

  18. says

    That’s awesome, celebrating your 5th year blogging with cake. My runniversary is coming up in March…I never thought of it, but having cake may be the perfect idea!

    I think your journey is truly inspiring. I hope that I will be able to make a post like this 5 years down the road! Keep it up!

  19. says

    Congrats on 5 years, you sure have done a lot of amazing things during that time, and I am sure that will only continue. You are a wonderful inspiration and you should be very proud of all you have accomplished.

  20. Noel says

    Congratulations on your 5-year RER anniversary! I’ve only been running for a little over than a year and have learned a lot of great running tips from your blog. I always enjoy your daily posts and have enjoyed catching up on the earlier ones, too. Happy anniversary!

  21. Gillian says

    Congrats on your 5yr blogging anniversary! Keep up the great work :) I always enjoy reading and look forward to hearing about running, training, running and fashion/beauty tips, random stuff, product reviews, eats, whatever. I think ooh what does Monica have for me today? Thanks for being awesome!

  22. Lucy says

    Happy 5th Anniversary. I look forward to your posts every day! Love your writing, pictures, recipes and everything else.

  23. says


    I’ve been reading you for almost 2 years I think and you’re stiil on the very top of may favorite blogs:) Love it and keep doing what you’re doing!

    All the best from Poland!

  24. Heather says

    Happy Anniversary! I absolutely love reading your blog. I can really relate to so many of your adventures. I was in Arizona for the RNR 1/2 and was so sad that I didn’t get a chance to meet you in person. Keep up the great work and thanks for providing me with a daily reading pleasure!

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