… but first, here is the route for the Last Chance Half Marathon I am running on Sunday. It will be about 60% paths I haven’t run on yet, so that will actually be nice! Based on the time of year it is I should not be able to be running it Barefoot, but it is looking like the weather will cooperate. I may be playing with fire a bit, as the ground will be cold. But as long as it’s not wet, It should be doable. Unlike this race where I was a little too close to stupid…
Ok, The Rules… I hate rules, but for the benefit of everyone who plays my awesome contests I gotta say:
You can’t just SAY you follow. You actually have to clink the follow button and go through the rigamarole and sign up for a google account and get your mug over there.
As a blogger, I started blogging for personal reasons, but as most of you know, there is an incredible amount of satisfaction in knowing that people are reading what we are writing. This is one of the reasons I have contests on the blog, and that is to attract more readers, therefore giving me more inspiration to write, and hopefully in the end, you like it! I know it can be confusing for readers who don’t blog themselves, but I guarantee, once you set up your Google account, you will be able to find and follow some amazing people! Do it!
So, the rule. Follow first, or no entries into contests. Yes, it is like blackmail. I haf vays to make you follow!
Reader Mail!!!! I love the reader mail, and when i thought I would be taking some blog time off (I didn’t) I asked for your questions… Here are the results…
What was your favourite cartoon growing up?
A: Flintstones, hands down. I used to LOVE coming home for lunch in Elementary School because there would always be soup, a sandwich and the Bedrock gang. My favourite episodes were the ones with Madame Yes (oh, My Stoopid Byootiful) , Bug Music, and any episode where they were away from Bedrock on holidays or in a haunted house with a crazy laughing weirdo.
Yes. I want more family dirt.
A: Ok, here is the short story. Maybe someday I’ll write the long story. This story is significant to my running, as my son is the big reason I decided to get in shape…
We tried to have Kids for 10 years without success. We spent time at Fertility clinics, Doctors offices, fancy hotels, and we just couldn’t conceive. We thought we tried everything. SO… we started the process for open adoption. That was an incredible roller coaster ride of emotional stuff, as well as cold hard cash paid out. The day we dropped off our ‘Presentation Book’, that is given to Pregnant women who have chosen to give up their newborns so they can choose the child's adoptive parents, Traci was feeling off. 3 days later she came running down the stairs, (fell down the stairs), and said she was pregnant. The rest, we say, is history! Andrew was born on July 24th 2007 and it has been a dream ever since!
Pic of some fun GeoCaching… That looks pretty cool hey?
How was that Em?
What's your dream race?
A: Wow, good question. It’s probably in a Formula 1 Car, but since I figure the question is about a running race, I’ll answer it that way.
Um, Big Sur. Probably. Maybe… yeah, Big Sur. It’s a tough one, wow. When I really think about it, there are a bunch of criteria to look at. Maybe I could come up with a list of dream races based on type of race, or reason to run the race.
- Scenery: Big Sur
- Inspiration: Comrades
- Best Movie Location run: Fargo (Fargo) or Chicago (Ferris Buehler)
- Most Fun: Disney
- Historic: Athens
- Exotic: Great Wall of China
- Trail/ Ultra: Leadville
- Found out by reading blogs and want to run it: Uwharrie
- Relay: Hood to Coast.
What is YOUR Dream Race?
That’s it for Reader Mail today, thanks for reading, and please, keep your stick on the ice.
Enter Contest 1 Ends on Sunday
Enter Contest 2 (make sure you answer the GU Stocking wish list question)
And just because, here is some more family Dirt. Our backyard. … Mercans, does this fit your image of what Canada looks like? or is it a bit of a surprise?
Maybe you think of it like this.
So… no days off yet… maybe tomorrow…