Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Runner-Blogger-Friends

I am still recovering from the Fontana Half Marathon.  (Race Recap is here).  Downhill running can be fun and helps with pace but it makes us pay for it for days after!

The race was Saturday and Sunday I did not run.  I wanted to but I had to clean my house for an appraisal we had Monday.  (We are not moving just refinancing to save some precious dollars).  Monday and Tuesday I ran at the gym and it was not easy.  I did 5 miles Monday and 4 yesterday.

Monday, as I was getting ready to hop on the treadmill someone tapped me on the shoulder.  I turned around and I found this gal standing behind me!  Sandy! Finally we met.  We live in the same town.  We run the same races.  She is on the pictures my husband took at races and I am on hers.   We crossed each other on the running path in our town on Christmas Eve but it was from far and we did not stop to chat so really we had never met.  We missed each other last week at the gym..yes we belong to the same gym also.  So now finally we had a chance to chat and run at the same time.  That was the best treadmill run ever.  I had planned to do 3 miles and thought I would not even make it to 3 because I was in pain from my half marathon but just like magic I made it to 5 without hardly noticing the miles going up.  She is so nice and I am so happy we finally met.  I feel like I have known her for a long time.  She is a marathoner and the name of her blog is Boston Bound Brunette so you can guess what she is chasing..:)  I wish she could be there running on the treadmill next to me every time I go run at the gym!!  Her husband was also at the gym and he took a picture of us (in matching shorts)!
Again, I look like a giant!


Saturday I met Andrea (who blogs here  The MF Dre ) at the race and she met my kids and told them that she works at Disney XD.  My boys thought that was VERY cool of course.  Well now they think she is THE coolest gal they have met.   We went to the LA Zoo today and when we got home there was a huge box on the porch.


How fun to get this..they could not wait to open it....


 A sweet note from their new pal Andrea!! ("On Disney paper mom!")


And lots of great stuff!!!!




They were VERY happy!!!!!


This is for you Andrea!
Thank you so much!
It felt like Christmas in June in our house!!


19 comments:

mabel said...

hi, i think your son's pic is up on long beach marathon facebook page....cool!

Boston Bound Brunette said...

Thank you Caroline!! I am so glad that we met and I have to say that I had a great run that day too. I guess it is a sign for us. Those cuties are sure lucky with all of those goodies!! See you soon!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

So cool that you met Sandy and MF Dre!!!

Elle said...

How fun to meet blogger friends!

Those pics of your boys are so cute.

Caroline said...

@mabel: thanks for telling me...it is my son Will!

Andrea @ theMFDre said...

That is just so cute! Tell them that they are VERY welcome and that I LOVED the video!
Andrea

Black Knight said...

Too beautiful to meet blogger friends.
Your kids look very very happy.

On the Right Track said...

Now that is Awesome!!! i would love to meet some of my blogging friends someday...and getting surprise packages in the mail?? so cool...Your boys looked so excited! That was very thoughtful of her!

Carrie FamilyFitnessFood said...

I love the new pictures in your header. Maybe they're not so new, but they're still great!

It's fun meeting fellow bloggers :-)

abbi said...

That's awesome, always fun to meet people in real life!

middleagedrunner said...

i love real life meet ups! So fun. And your kids are so cute and happy- love it!

bobbi said...

Your boys are so cute :) I love blogger meetups - and even more fun when they are unplanned!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I live meeting other bloggers! Thigh amusingly I too am usually much taller

Michael said...

If/when we meet up and get a pic you will look like a giant next to me too. I'm 5'6 which is pretty average, but I have a feeling you look like a giant compared to most people :)

Lots of fun stuff. Your kiddos are adorable!!

Colleen said...

How fun! I love when blogger friends become "in real life" friends! :)

Your boys look so excited!!! :)

Corey said...

That is seriously so so so awesome!! I know I have said this about 100 times, but I can't wait to meet you in August!

Yo Momma Runs said...

It's so fun to meet our virtual friends. I like that idea of having a treadmill partner to talk to during a run. Right now my parter is Netflix 30 Rock episodes. Funny, but not as good a real human.

XLMIC said...

So FUN! And my boys would go nuts for that Tron gear :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Its so fun meeting blogger friends