As most of my friends and some of the faithful blog readers know I suffer terribly from Seasonal Affective Disorder or more commonly referred to as SAD, so I have been really trying very hard not to let it get its grip on me so early in the season. So far I have been incredibly lucky and even luckier with receiving my "winnings" for the virtual weight loss challenge that was managed so impeccably by Quadrathon!!!
You all know I'm all about the....
Way back in July, Mr. "Q" set up a Worth the Weight challenge which was exactly what I needed at that time. I had been training for marathons and half marathons but I also wanted to throw in a Try-a-Tri, gah, who needed to see me in a bathing suit....so it was just the best way for me to "start my engines", much to my surprise I ended up in SECOND place in the weight loss challenge!! It was a well fought out challenge but it certainly came at the right time and I'm happy to report I'm still losing weight!
Thursday I received a notice that I "had mail", yes the old fashioned snail mail, not cyberspace mail...well much to my surprise when I went to our rural post office it was my Bling from the gracious sponsor's, via Mr. Q.!!!
Thank You Mr. Q, but also at this point, I'd like to say a big, nay huge, thank you to the sponsors:
Marianne at Headsweats,
Xy at Dirty Girl Gaiters
Julie at Wicked Fast Sports
for the extremely generous prizes!!! Thank you so very, very much! They have found a very happy home here in Canada and I shall wear, install and energise with all of you in mind constantly!!! Thank YOU!
Okay, I'm on a role here.
My buddy Ted at Ted's Running Journal and Logbook had purchased and read Dean Karnazes book, 50 / 50 and decided that while he loves his books, why not share it!!!
What a "novel" idea!!!
So doesn't he set the the library in motion with "the library on wheels" and puts it out there that the first person who responds to his blog gets the copy to read, comment and pass along. Well, aren't I over reading at Mrs. Shop.Jog.Blog and Yup you guessed it, I'm next to get the book, #3!!!
Ted has even gone to the trouble (thank you so much) to identify not only my beautiful country (Canada), but my breathtaking city (Ottawa) with our city's flag and ehmmmm, adult BEvERage and a little trivia as to who our Prime Minister is!! Wow Ted, you are the very BEST!
So now I am really looking forward to receiving, reading and passing this book along to the next lucky reader....stay tuned!
My not so close Canadian neighbour (three provinces over, but we are close at heart), Leana, tagged me with "I *heart* your blog". Thanks Leana, I love your blog too!!!
I'm to tell Six random things about myself, so here goes:
So, there you go! Play along at will if you wish, I won't tag anyone because most of you have been tagged by someone already!
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend. Monday is our Thanksgiving Holiday!
Enjoy our bountiful country, bountiful table and give thanks to those who are serving our country so very far away on this Thanksgiving weekend! Thank YOU for keeping our country safe and free from harm...God Bless.
Life's fun if you don't weaken,