Reason #5,000 why I heart my blog friends:
You get me like nobody else does.
Case in point #1: while contemplating the whole knee issue earlier this week, I tweeted about a devil on one shoulder (run, run!) and an angel on the other “rest! rest!” to which I got an immediate DM from my blog bestie, Heather:
How could I *not* obey her after that order? And she was totally right
(who cares that it took about ten emails back and forth before I finally agreed with her…minor detail!). The point is – she “gets” me, how my brain works, why I am the way that I am. She rocks. ‘nuf said.
And then last night…I was sitting here contemplating (doing lots of contemplating this week!) the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon that opened today for registration. My husband is trying to get me to think practically about this race but all I want is instant gratification – I want it NOW. I want that race checked OFF my race bucket list! But my husband? He’s much more patient than I am. So we’ll see who wins this little battle. To be continued…
<but I digress, whoops. I was on a sushi high when I wrote this last night, sorry about that>
Case in point #2: While thinking about races for 2012, I got involved in an awesome twitter convo with my sis and some of our runner friends in CLE (Alicia, Heather) and down south (Lee). The topic? My sister’s awesome idea for a 6 month “challenge” for running, that takes after the barre n9ne challenge, in spirit. And gathering up various runner friends to join her (and us) “virtually” for the next six months.
Here’s how it started:
Yay!! Come to CLE! Seriously, that would be the bomb.com.
We heart you, too!
I am REALLY leaning towards it – especially since it falls at the right time of year for me to be ready for a half (and will transition nicely into full training). AND it’ll give me another reason to book that trip to CLE I keep talking about. And now that the hubs is on board, all the better 😉
those are some very special people, but then again, so are you.
So are YOU! xoxo
You pretty much rock to you know. Gotta keep each other in check 😉 And I would LOVE to run that Sonoma race with you. Holy cow would that be fun or what???? I am looking at a race in Louisiana in Jan that is supposed to be flat and through historical parts of the city (Baton Rouge). Just sounds so cool. And I can’t even run right now – who’s crazier 😉
I love your enthusiasm. It’s contagious.
Yes, thank god I have you to keep me in check, seriously. You have no idea how much our little email convos impact some of my recent running (or not running) decisions! You’re the bestest 🙂
I know – I keep thinking about how great it would be to run through vineyards, I mean – amazing, right??
As for a race in Jan, that would be torture for me – I’d have to be running in the snow and ice OR running on the treadmill for most of my training. ouchie. What, doesn’t CLE in May sound wonderful?? hehe
That’s awesome! I love blogging buddies so much…
Seriously, I really don’t know what I’d do without them – they are a wonderful group of women (and men)!
(and thanks for stopping by, love to see you here!)
Wait…Cleveland? I’ve been looking for a spring marathon and that actually looks perfect. And Cleveland isn’t too bad of a drive from here. Hmmm….
WHOOPS. I meant spring half marathon.
Um. If you came to run the CLE half marathon, that would seriously seal the deal for me. I mean, c’mon – how FUN would that be???
Race meetups are the BEST! I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t look forward to races that I do “alone” (i.e. no friends in on the fun). 🙂 While yes, running is an individual sport, half the fun is doing it with a group of people that you want to be around, encourage and feed off of!
You’re right – while I totally love those races that are “just” Scott and I running them (like the wild turkey run next week!), I am getting really excited at the prospect of running with friends at some awesome races next year! It’s such fun and adds such energy to the whole experience!
I’ve never been to Ohio…
And I somehow missed out on half that twitter conversation even though I was mentioned it all. Twitter fail.
I’ve never been either – a good reason to visit, no?
And haha – don’t you hate when you miss half the convo on twitter and don’t even realize it until WAY later?? Glad I could catch you up 😉
I wonder if the Cleveland Marathon should become a mini-Fitbloggin’ for the spring – the more bloggers, the better!
Seriously would love to have you all join us in May. CLE is a great town for a destination race! At the VERY least, I know I plan to volunteer race morning, although I’d prefer to run the half. Would be great to virtually train with everyone! #runCLE!!!
That is a genius idea, Alicia!! I think we should look into it 🙂
Love this!! And love the mini-FitBloggin idea too…very cool 🙂
You’re blog post has spurred so many running-related ideas, brace yourself! 😉
Awww, how cute! I love my blog friends too. Today one of my coworkers said, “I don’t get why people blog.” (he doesn’t know about my blog) And I was like, “Don’t even get me started.” But the other bloggers and interaction with other bloggers is definitely the BEST part.
Agree. Unless you blog, you really have no idea the type of connections you make as a result of it. It’s been an incredibly rewarding journey – and to be able to meet such amazing people that are JUST LIKE ME (and some that are not) along the way? Awesome.
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I love this. (yep, late to reading, catching up..) 😉
I love this because yes, you get to know people so well! Heather had awesome advice, and I am proud of HER for giving it, because I KNOW Heather well enough to know that SHE would want to be running too… 😀
You are absolutely right – she gives great advice and actually *does* take that advice right back when needed (even if with a little bit of arm twisting at times, haha!)
That is an awesome convo you all had! Love it!
Blog friends are the best! <3<3<3<3
I loooooove blog friends!!! 🙂
Ack. I’ve missed out on so much. I’ve done this terrible disappearing act.
I love Heather and her advice. One wise chick. 😀
So glad you’ve been having a blast planning for your marathon and really getting into it on Twitter. I really need to be more active there!
It’s ok friend – LIFE happens, remember?? I still heart you, like whoa-ly 🙂
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