Thursday, December 22, 2011


This was supposed to be my Merry Christmas post...but it will have to wait until tomorrow!

Today I need to thank a few people....

First Cassandra from Running for Three.
She was my Secret Santa this year!
Yesterday, I received this awesome t-shirt:
Yes I know what you are all thinking: She did spoil me!
I love love it!!!!
Thank you Jill for leading the Secret Santa Exchange!

Next, we have Kim the running skirt expert!
Yesterday, I posted on her Facebook wall to ask what skirt she likes best.  She is a tall gal like me and I am looking for a running skirt but not any running skirt. Her response was a whole POST on running skirts! Running Skirt Analysis !!! Now that is an answer!  If you are looking to get a running skirt go visit her blog she knows a thing or 13 on the subject....(yep she has 13 skirts!)

Last but most definitely not least...I have the huge honor of being featured on the Another mother runner blog today.  The Run like a Mother gals!  You know the ones who wrote the yellow running bible for moms...

Last summer they started a series called WHY I RUN.
They invited mothers who are runners to write a personal essay on why they run.
Today my essay is up on their blog.
You can find it here.
Writing it was not difficult, I know why I run.
Sending it to Dimity made me a little nervous..I realized that if they actually post it, lots of people will READ it.   Yesterday, I got a tweet from Dimity that said :"You are up next sister!"  Now I was really nervous.  They had really great runners featured during the Beth and me?  I got up this morning, made coffee and turn on the lap top.  In my inbox I had several messages from comments people had left on the post where my essay is.  People are so kind.  I am so thankful that they picked me for this and I am thankful to everyone who read my essay and left a comment.  So if you are one of them I thank you.  It is scary to put everything out there like that but I am glad I did it.

Ok now I got to to run 5 miles and I am way behind schedule and the Santa Ana winds are back so I got to head to the gym and have a date with the treadmil!


Jim ... 50after40 said...

I just read it ... it was awesome mon ami! It's been great getting to know you this year and when I run Cali in a few years, Michael & I will definitely have to look you up. Je m'appelle Jim!

misszippy said...

You shine like the amazing woman you are in the post! Congrats! And love your blogger gift.

Merry Christmas!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

What an amazing post, I loved reading it, thanks for sharing

Merry Christmas to you and your family

bobbi said...

You are awesome :)

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Caroline!

I'm so happy you liked your gift!

Thank you for posting the link to the skirt post. I've been looking around for a skirt to wear with my Tough Chik uniform. Now it will be super easy to pick one out.

Now I'm off to read your post on Another Mother Runner. I bet its great.

Jill said...

Ooo, going to have to go hit up RLAM website and check you out :). YAY! (look for me on page 71 of the book :)).

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 17 races in a year. I'm a 5'11" running mom in Missouri. Where did you get to run with Dean? I got to meet him last Spring on his trans-Continental journey. GREAT GUY! You've got a nice blog--I look forward to your future pursuits. Teresa

Kate said...

So cool, Caroline! And what a great shirt! :)

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Love your post on another mother runner!

Elle said...

This is just lovely. I love the post and you deserve all the attention so much!

Hunnybee said...

I read the article and it is fantastic. It is defintiely a trap lots of moms get stuck into, myself included.

I recieved your Christmas card this year. I love it.

Merry Christmas!

Black Knight said...

Fantastic article.
You received a beautiful gift.
Jill made a great thing with this exchange.

H Love said...

super cool...can't wait to read it!