Thursday, 24 April 2008

So, after the Marathon...

The other day I was thinking to myself , what on earth are you going to blog about after the marathon in May?

Once you've done the marathon, then what?

Yes, you will still keep running, as a matter of fact my Wooo Hoooo Running Girlfriends are going to run the 15K Utica Boilermaker in July.

July 1st, our Canada Day we will be running the HBC, 10K Canada Day run and there is now a new Canada Army Run starting in September. It will be similar to the Marine Corps. race.....so yes, I'll still be running.....

Is this the end of blogging, do I shut it down? Do I drift off into space? Do I just let it all go?

I mean I've only been in blog land since I came home from Phoenix Rock n Roll...when I ran the half marathon with Tinkerbell in my fuel belt because Rebel was in a drug induced coma and I was running the race for her.....

Well, we now know that Rebel has had her heart transplant and is on her way to health, happiness and a long, long life. How great is that? You can receive updates on Rebel's progress by visiting her mom's blog
Spousalennuie. By the way, they, the family are absolutely thrilled with all the outpouring of love and concern we runner's have shown them...please stop by, drop them a note.....

Anyway, back to whether I will continue to blog....so I'm mulling this over and then I hit Nat's blog
"From Nat's Brain" with whom I've been killing myself laughing with since I "found" her in blog land....and she has bestowed upon me my very first blog award!!! Thanks Nat!!! That's just awesome!!

OMG, an award??!!! How cool is that?? And you know I'm all about the bling, how could I walk away now! This is an amazing gift and truly a sign that I can't quit blogging now! LOL....

The rules for for the Excellent prize are:

  • Give credit to the originator of the Excellent Blog Awards: Kayla at The Mommy Project. And then give the award to at least 10 bloggers.

I'll name those bloggers that I truly love reading and who haven't already been bestowed the award, all of you are brilliantly funny and you make me read you everyday!!! (if I have overlapped you and you've already won the Excellent Award, well then bully for you because your blog is that great, informative and down right funny).
  • The Dark Side of Blonde , you are always cracking me up....

  • SpousalEnnuie, you are going through hell, yet seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

  • A Side of Grits, Mendy you are a fantastic mom, wife, triathlete!!! you go girl!
  • Lust for Life, David, who always shares his knowledge, his positive attitude and is the loving husband to Mendy and the loving father to Grace!!!

  • Babooshka, a fantastic photographer on the Isle of Man, you are an absolute riot!

  • Triguyjt, as a fellow Gemini and sign of the Snake, you bring sportscast journalism a whole new meaning! Thanks for your humour and humanitarianism!!!

  • Cycling through Life, Jahowie, you are always making me see the greatness that a dad can be to his boys!

  • Chad in the Arizona Desert, Chad is always positive, humorous and willing to share his experiences with us.
  • Living and Tri-ing in River City, Vickie who continually challenges herself and is another fellow snake!!
  • Amy, living in Belgium with her loving family, and intrigues me with her vegan lifestyle while running, and continues to be fit and fabulous (after forty!!).

    There are many, many more of you that I just love reading and "stalking", but some of you have already received this most prestigious award....

    I would truly miss all of you!!!

    How would I get by without a daily does of Marcy? I mean this woman has taught me about trashtastic talk, the Kardashian's, hell, she has even enlightened me to the ways of blog polls.

    So, no, you're not going to get rid of me that easy, I'll still be blogging along with the best of you!!

    Thanks again for the award!!! My gosh, I'm honoured!

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

    Lily

    22 comments:

    Nat said...

    Ok. So I am tempted by this army run... except that it's the week after Montreal. And damnit it's another *&^&%*%&^* Canal run!

    You should do the Hintonburg 5K in July because welll, it takes over my life. The Man is race director and apparently I'm coordinating volunteers. http://www.hintonburg.com/run.html

    What to do... what to do...

    Marcy said...

    I didn't realize you've only been here since Jan! LMAO! I thought you had been around waayyy before me. See how much I know? LOL

    I'm so glad you're going to stick around ;D ;D Plus you know that after 1 marathon you'll just probably do another one anyway hehe.

    Kim said...

    You can't go! I've just started blogging the last couple months and really enjoy it-but really enjoy reading others adventures. Believe me, you've been down a whole new road training for your first marathon, but there will be PLENTY of new stories to tell as you train for another one maybe??? If not a marathon, other races. I'm hitting marathon number 12 next weekend and there is still plenty for me to share and learn!

    Here's to keeping you around for a long time to come!

    Chief Wahoo said...

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    I ran the Boilermaker last year (2007) and one other time way back in 2001 - so this will be my third time. It is a great race! The crowds, the runners and the free beer at the end!

    Non-Runner Nancy said...

    I like this award idea. Spreads the love too.

    I think you should stick around :D

    Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

    Of course you can't go...the Boilermaker is supposed to be an awesome run and I have to hear your report about it. See, question answered. ;-)

    Thanks for the honor. I'll try to keep it real.

    bill carter said...

    Hi Lily

    I've just got to say that I think you are pretty awesome and I really enjoy your blog. It is refreshing and upbeat and well... just super friendly.

    Just keep doing what your doing and your loyal followers will be quite happy.

    Anonymous said...

    you're a good blogger and just oh so popular too ( she says like a 14 yr old!) And if you get bored or tired or have nothing to say on one topic, just switch around a bit.
    Kind of like what happened unintentionally of course at my blog. Ill need to fix the meta data on that to pull in a whole flux of other readers who may not think to look for information about coping with the heart physically when the thing was about the other kind of heart ache, but that's life.
    Perhaps you can regale us with stories from your past lives. I KNOW you have some good ones. That would be good to all who read bloggers.
    just a thought.
    HUGS
    Marie - who's on the list of award winning blogs. LOVE it! and thanks.

    Chris said...

    You definitely can't stop the Blog. I have only begun reading it!

    teacherwoman said...

    You're not going anywhere!

    Congrats on the award! You deserve it!

    Groover said...

    Good on ya. Glad you decided to keep posting. Love your vivacious writing style. And congrats on the E Award! You bl**dy deserve it! :-)

    Keep up the good work.

    BTW: Love your cat.

    Anonymous said...

    Girl,

    You can't stop blogging. You enjoy it too much. You are hooked. Plus we would miss you oh so much.

    Congrats on your most Excellent award. You have a wonderful blog and you deserve it.

    TY for my award as well.

    love and hugs,
    ~ blondie

    bluecolnago said...

    i'm with crazy chris.... keep it going! keep smiling! :)

    Bob Gentile said...

    Blog On My Canada friend... just keep that cold weather up there OK :-)

    OK you can send me a little bit of that cold next winter but just a little !

    Amy said...

    Thanks for the award, that warms my heart! You definitely can't stop blogging! It will evolve just like mine did, to include new insights, experiences - life is a journey that keeps on going and there is always more to share with others. Plus, we would miss you!

    triguyjt said...

    lily---
    you are such a hoot..and I am truly honored that you enjoy my blog...and yes, yes, yes, the feeling is mutual.
    Keep up the blog with your great personality and inner brightness...
    I can detect that stuff, even through a computers terminal...but I have to wear this little hat which when it fits really snug, I can monitor ufo's in the atmosphere.........
    where was I?? ohhh yeah...please keep blogging and stalking. I accept the Award on behalf of all mid-fifties-triathlete-sportscasters-fathers-stalkers

    jahowie said...

    I can't tell you how good that made me feel. Thank you!! You had better not stop this blog!!

    Kim said...

    How did your long run go this weekend?

    Wes said...

    Blogland is how we keep in touch with the lives of our friends, virtual they may be :-) You aren't going to just leave us all now, are you? ;-)

    Vickie said...

    Lily, you simply MUST continue with your blog even after the marathon, now that I have found another woman my age in blogland. We need to stick together! And p.s., the "mini" was a half marathon. Seems odd to call it a minimarathon, although it feels just as bad as a full when you don't train!

    Vickie said...

    Another P.S.--I will have to try to find a race your way sometime!

    Mendy said...

    Awwww... Thanks for the award! I've really enjoyed getting to know ya on blogland, and you're not going anywhere after the Marathon. There's still races and running that can be had...