Runners – We Get Each Other

Last week, I made a mistake when I dared to moan about how busy that particular week was turning out to be. Little did I know that it was merely a warm-up for this current week, and I am now suffering minor calamities on all fronts in my life. However, I am happy to report that I’m still, somehow, standing in the middle of it all. Unfortunately thought, in between keeping all the fires in my life under control (at times literally!) I simply haven’t found the time/words/sanity to compose a remotely coherent blog post.

However, while my life keeps on merrily getting in the way of everything, I am by no means inactive. Waking up on Monday morning with a trapped nerve in my back, a glorious morning run turned accidental bonk training, the official start of my ultramarathon training cycle, running in shorts and a vest and feeling delightfully warm in the evening sun, getting excited about the first reconnaissance run of the ultra trail route this Saturday and debating just how stupid it would be to race a half marathon the day after a 24 mile trail run are just some of the things going in on my running life that are all worthy of their own blog posts.

Runners get each other

However, while I was busy not blogging, the wonderful community of running bloggers has reached out to me regardless. Firstly, I was surprised and delighted to find that I was one of the top three distance runners in Kylabee’s Around the World Running Blog Relay. I absolutely love following and contributing to this event – it’s great to see how far we are running together! I received a surprise e-mail from Kyla asking for my address, as she wants to send me a little something in the mail – I’m really touched and super excited about that!

Secondly, you might remember from earlier posts that Tartan Jogger and I exchanged our running tunes a few weeks ago and had a lot of fun in the process. We are now swapping with two other running bloggers, Kylabee and the Running Princess. I have received an mp3 player full of running tunes and pampering kit from the Running Princess this week, and let me tell you: it’s so awesome! She’s an electric girl and my feet have never been happier with all the pampering they have received thanks to the goodies she has sent!

Allison(Goody bag from the Running Princess)

There are several other bloggers who I’d love to personally acknowledge here for their friendship and support, and I’m thinking that this is the stuff for yet another post that I shall write when I happen to stumble upon a little pocket of free time. I have no words to describe how amazing this community of running bloggers is – thank you all so much for your supreme awesomeness!

Finally, there was yet another little running surprise in store for me today. I was enjoying the current copy of Runner’s World Magazine while soaking in a post-run bath this evening, when I happened to read about… myself?

RW (That’s me in the bottom right bubble)

Apparently, I’m now a public calamity (and oddity). I really had no idea that Facebook comments could end up published in the magazine, but it certainly made me giggle!

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23 thoughts on “Runners – We Get Each Other

  1. Angie says:

    You’re famous! Congrats on the top three distance runners in the ATWRBR. You make up for my small contributions!

    • It was just banter on facebook, I had no idea that they publish quotes from there. 😉 It was funny when I read it – my thoughts were: “Hey, I’ve totally done that too!” and then “Oh wait… that’s me!”. 😀 It made my day… it’s typical though, I make it into RW not for my athletic prowess, but for my running disasters! 😀 I actually take pride in that! Upwards and onwards with the ATWRBR I say – I just love the idea that we are all running together. 😉

  2. Awww awesome to have your quote! And sorry to hear about calamities, but glad you’re still so active.

  3. Congratulations on the distance and for getting a mention in runners world – at least you weren’t the runner who injured themselves while avoiding a squirrel! 😉

  4. Lily says:

    Man that’s cool you are in Runner’s World! Funny that you had no idea!

    • I really didn’t – it was just banter on FB, I didn’t even know they take stuff from there for the printed magazine… so it was a nice surprise that made me laugh – and hopefully some others as well!

  5. That was a whole lot going on in that second paragraph!!

  6. piratebobcat says:

    Yes the community is amazing. I’m constantly surprised by the support!!!

  7. Congratulations on your top 3 Around the World relay distance and having your comment published in a magazine!

  8. I just looked you up in my copy of the magazine! Now should you tell them about the bomb squad incident…?

  9. Trails and Ultras says:

    All I can say is that thankfully you’re running injury wasn’t toilet related! And where do you find the time to knock out the distances when you’re so busy? Phew!

    • Trails and Ultras says:

      I mean ‘your’ not ‘you’re’. What’s wrong with me?!

      • A toilet related running injury would be quiet a feat, even for me! (Apart from fatally damaged grace and pride – I have suffered those many times due to needing the toilet at inopportune times while out running!). Lately, I’ve been running for my sanity mostly – and failing, clearly. Not at the running, just the staying sane part. 😉

  10. Haha. Way to get famous. ‘The only way is up’! Glad you’re hitting the mileage for your race prep, calamities or not. How cool is #ATWRBR?!?
    Kyla is a legend.

    • I agree – ATWRBR has been amazing, and I’m so happy to be able to contribute to it week after week. I’ve met so many fantastic people as a result of the challenge, which has made the whole thing just beyond awesome!

  11. Moaning is fine… I get you on this one 🙂
    All the best (once more) for your ultra training start! Looking forward to hear how it goes.

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