Monday, 21 January 2008

A New Year!

The new year started off on the "right foot". The 10K RESOLUTION RUN!

New Year's Eve was spent running a 10K race in beautiful downtown Ottawa. It was a crisp, clear, cold night. Downtown was twinkling with Christmas lights, garlands and wreaths.

Ottawa was celebrating its 200th year as Canada's Capital City with much activity on Parliament Hill and along the canal. Fireworks illuminated the was spectacular to run along the canal, with friends, new and old, while watching the evening sky light up with colours and sounds. This was a wonderful time to let go of the past and look forward to the future.

All along the canal the houses were showing off their Christmas decorations, while inside people were preparing to ring in the New Year.

After our run, we headed back to our hotel room to check on our pot luck meals that were heating up and to make sure our Champagne was chilling! Woo Hoo....

A quick jaunt to the hot tub and sauna, then back to our room for cocktails and a long awaited meal. Yummm!


This will be the most serious of my future me, I'm not usually this single minded.

Bear with me while I work my way through my first blog and my training for my first marathon.

Enjoy the future! One step at a time,



blondie said...


Welcome to the blogging world. I am so happy to see you here.

I look forward to reading about your journey through your marathon year.

love and hugs,
~ blondie

Anonymous said...


Thanks Blondie!!

I'm getting there!!


Rudy said...

Hi Lily,
I look forward to reading about the running events as well.

It might inspire me to get more exercise LOL


Anonymous said...

A marathon... whoa! Impressive. A
Welcome to the blogging world Lily!

Are we goning to see any pics from the Rock and Roll half marathon?
hope so.

Anonymous said...

HI Everyone! I'm soooo excited to see you all on my new blog....

Pictures, fun things, events....all to come as I blog my way through (of course with help from Blondie!)

Stay tuned!

"Life's fun if you don't weaken"

Anonymous said...


This blogging world is new to me but looks like fun. You have certainly set some strong goals for 2008 and most definetly are not sitting on the couch. Hope to run with you really soon.
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