Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit

When I was in kindergarten, Mrs. Forgiel taught us all that you should always say “Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit” on the first day of every month. It brings you good luck for the following 28–31 days.

It’s a habit I have stuck with for the past, oh, 20 years? Maybe it’s habit, but maybe it’s superstition. Either way, I can’t shake it. It’s the first thing I say — even if it’s in my head or a soft whisper — on the first morning of a new month.

In the spirit of a new month, I started the day with a nice 4-mile run along the river. Today it was light out when I left the apartment! My sunrise days after coming to an end soon. But here’s what I caught this morning:

Not bad, March. Not bad at all.

It was in the mid-30s this morning, which was very comfortable. My legs felt good and I was glad I didn’t push it and run yesterday (although I did hit up a Chisel and Spinning class last night).

A new month also calls for a springy dress, don’t you think?

Green! Such a happy color.

The dress is from Anthropologie, the belt is J.Crew (outlet of course) and the earrings (which you can’t really see) are Erica Sara Designs. I also added a green bracelet, because why not?

(For the record, I totally got busted taking a picture of myself in the office bathroom today! A coworker walked in and smiled politely. I got really awkward and made some comment about how the wind makes my eyes water. Sometimes I make no sense. She didn’t question it though. Nice girl.)

That’s all for now. I apologize for the infrequent blogging lately. I have a ton of stuff going on and with that comes a whole lot of stress. Don’t worry, I’ll be filling you in on everything soon.

Let’s all have a great month, shall we?

TELL ME: Do you have any Rabbit-ish superstitions? Any start-of-month routines you follow? Or superstitions in general? I still always make a wish when I catch the clock at 11:11.




17 Responses

  1. In middle school, I had a teacher who got everyone in the school to say “WHITE RABBIT” on the first of every month. To this day, I still get random texts from my mom and brothers on the occasional 1st of the month saying it. Love the green dress-I’d love to get one like that!

  2. Yay, cute springy dress (and funny co-worker story!) I also noticed it was so much brighter out this morning– spring is just around the corner 🙂 I have never heard of that Rabbit, Rabbit tradition but always say “Hello, (Month Name).” as soon as I realize its the 1st of a new month!

  3. I’m so impressed you remember to say “Rabbit, Rabbit!” I always intend to, and then I forget, and don’t remember until it’s too late…. So, yay for you! LOVE the dress! Here’s to a great March!! 🙂

  4. Love that dress girl. Even thoughts of spring makes me happy. Good luck with all of your stressful stuff, I hope you get a break from it soon. You deserve to be nothing but happy! 🙂

  5. I’ve ALWAYS said “Rabbit, Rabbit” on the first day of every month! People always think I’m crazy! SO glad you’ve heard of that! Lol! <3 the dress! I'm planning a run along the river at lunch time today!

  6. Few things:
    1. That dress is so great, you look amazing!
    2. Such a beautiful sunrise! I miss being able to run (stupid stress fracture)
    3. I thought we were in the same kindergarten class? I do not remember this ” rabbit” thing at all, kind of sad I’ve been missing out all these years haha. I do the wishes at 11:11 as well (and any other time with same numbers)
    Hope you have a fabulous day!

    1. Haha we weren’t in the same kindergarten class. You were afternoon kindergarten I think? Or did you have Ms. Blanchard? (I’m on the phone with my mom and she can’t remember either. Hehe.)

      1. I was in morning kindergarten, I have no idea who my teacher was though haha, I have such bad memory. My mom remembers that my teacher had to leave half way through the year because she couldn’t handle the class haha.

  7. Such a cute dress!! I get caugh taking pictures at work soemtimes and i also get super embarressed. Nobody at work knows I have a blog and people just look at me funny.

    I have never heard the Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit saying but I defiantly caught myself saying it after I read your post.

  8. Gorgeous sunrise picture!!! Your best one yet! You look so pretty today, I am also a big fan of green. I have 15% off to use at Anthro for my bday AND it is connected to my office underground, so I should get over there. You look so great!

    1. I make a wish at the clock numbers being the same time, yes. Silly since it is not the same time everywhere.

  9. first off, i LOVE that dress. i don’t wear a lot of color but green is one of my faves. also, i do rabbit rabbit too! my mom taught it to me when i was a child and i do it every month…i force my boyfriend to do it as well. 🙂

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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