It's my weekly F.R.I.D.A.Ypost and I have another busy weekend ahead of me. I'll get right to it today! Would love to hear what your weekend has in store for you!! Also, although I am not running, I am going to work on another giveaway very soon (stayed tuned)......the holidays are approaching and I'm getting in the giving groove......

FIFTY FOLLOWERS!!!  Yes, you heard it here first, this busy mama has 50 followers in just over 3 months of Blogging!! I can't believe that it has only been 3 months.....My first blog post ever was on August 3, 2009. Since then I have trained for a Half Marathon that  I will not run due to injury, missed the Aching Quad Race ( 4 race series) due to my aunt's funeral, and missed my first 10K due to injury.....I think I may be more of a blogger than a runner (lol!!) . I have met soooooo many really neat people and there are many of you that have not yet introduced yourselves!! If you are following my blog and I haven't met you yet, please drop me a comment, I would love to know you ( all of you!!!) I want all 50 followers to know that I appreciate all of you!! It has been a crazy 3 month ride and it isn't over, not by far!! I have injuries to overcome and races to run ( in 2010)!!! Thanks for sticking with me!! You guys rock!!!

Red Head AND Robin are my local bloggy buddies that I have never met!! They live about 1 hour from me. They email me and check in on me regularly and for that I am very grateful. Well, they are running the Founder's Day 10K  on Sunday and guess what injured runner is now going to be a fabulous spectator/cheerleader??? That would be me!! Now we all know the RedHead is famous for her sign making so I have some big shoes to fill, but I think I am up for the job!! Yay!! I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally meet these amazing ladies!!! We are even trying to arrange for breakfast after!! We will have pictures to post Monday so just sit tight and wait ( no I mean don't move, stay right there, until Monday.......I know you are as excited as me!! Are you on the edge of your seat???............., okay fine, go.....after you read the rest of my post of course, BUT come back Monday for pics!!!)

In charge of snacks!! Yes, another soccer weekend and yours truely is in charge of snacks!!! These kids like the good stuff!! You know Funions, Doritos, Chips, Cookies....anything with a ton of fat, calories, and bad for you stuff!!! I guess they have run their butts off for an hour, but really??? I always struggle with my snack day, I want to cut up apples and oranges and put them in baggies and pass them out with water bottles or gatorade.....is that terrible??? I mean I know it's not terrible,  but do I really want to be THAT mom??? My kids would actually not think anything of it,  but the other kids would probably hate it!!! Also, does anyone really know what a Funion is??? It looks terrible, and it is really stinky.....probably one of the weirdest snack foods in my book.....So I guess I will have to make a decision tonight so I can get the snack ready before 10:30AM game time tomorrow!!!!

Dare to Bust Your Booties ladies and gents!!! If you have not already been there, please head over to Run to the Finish and sign up for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge because we all know that the temptations around the holidays can be very hard to ignore. I, on the other hand, have not signed up because I like to win,  and with a knee injury and shoulder surgery in a few weeks, I cannot compete with all you crazy men and women who run endless amounts of miles, swim and bike and all that crazy stuff....( Unless Amanda can add a rule where I get a Handicap....oh. I guess we aren't playing golf are we???) I mean I did reconnect with my old pal Billy Blanks,  but it was a brief meeting and .....well,um....I have been eating ice cream, doing knee strengthening ( in bed) and my bootie is slowly growing.......SO......... DO AS I SAY,  NOT AS I DO!!!! Now get over there and join the bootie busters...I'll watch from the sidelines and cheer you all on (while eating BonBon's of course)!!!!!

A ton of jewelry making is what I will be doing this weekend. Some,  or most of you may not know that one of my hobbies is making jewelry ( maybe a hint for an upcoming giveaway?? I'll never tell)) . Well, it comes and goes in phases because I don't have a ton of free time. My mom also makes jewelry, so we are teaming up for a Holiday Open House sale next weekend and I have a lot of work to do before then!!! We make beaded jewelry with Sterling silver, natural stones, swarovski crystals, Czech glass, pearls, etc.....From trendy and chunky to dainty and elegant......Anyway, I will be beading my little fingers off in every free minute this weekend!!! I will add some pictures later and maybe a little holiday giving will be in store for any of my jewelry loving readers!!!

Yay!!! My usual Yay!! Why? Beacause there aren't too many "Y" words.....because I always say Yay!!, because I get to meet some of my bloggy buddies this weekend, because it's Friday, because my PIE IS FULL!!! Thanks Tall Mom!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!! Have fast and safe races!! Happy Running!!!

Happy Running,


  1. You are SO FRIGGIN CUTE! I can't wait to meet you on Sunday! Thanks so much for coming out and cheering us on! :)

  2. I love Funions! They are so gross and bad for you, but I still buy them from time to time, my son likes them too! Sounds like you have a busy weekend, have fun cheering at the 10K...you'll be back in there in no time.

  3. Yay for 50 followers! How exciting that you get to meet some fellow bloggers this weekend. You must take pics! Ah, soccer. We are ALMOST done and I cannot wait. Then we get to start basketball and baseball. The fun never ends! I will definitely check out the Bootie Buster. My bootie could use some bustin, for sure lol. You should post some pics of tyour jewelry.

    Have fun cheerleading this weekend. Soon enough you will be the one being cheered for.

  4. Have a fun weekend! I'm all ready to bust my bootie!! Glad you'll be there to cheer me on!

  5. Have a great time at the 10K! Rah, rah, rah!

  6. Stopping by to say hello!

    PS: if you hand out fruit in a baggy at a kids soccer game i'm pretty sure your house will get egged ;)

  7. Congratulations on your 50 followers! It's always nice to know people are 'running' after you!

    I was drawn to your blog because of the great title! I'm a running mom myself, and I love to read other running moms' stories.

    Would you like to exchange links?

    You can find me at http://www.momshomerun.blogspot.com

  8. Thought I'd make it 51. Nice blog!!I love being a spectator-more than racing I think!

  9. 50 followers in 3 months is incredible - congrats! I didn't even know you could have followers for about 6 months of my blog writing - hahah...what a dork. I LOVE reading up on everyone's blog and you certainly make the top of my list! Thanks! Have a great running week!


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