Monday, September 20, 2010

Motivation Monday- I've Got a Package!

Where do you turn when you are in need of MOTIVATION? I have been turning to the blogging world since the beginning. When I first began running in June I only followed one blog. It was Tall Mom's. There would come the time when I would be out on a run, feeling like I wanted to quit, and I would start saying to myself "Would Tall Mom quit right now?" and "You are never going to beat Tall Mom if you train like this." (Yeah, she is local enough we could face each other and I am competitive so that is a good way to motivate myself, but she has nothing to worry about!) It was great. I felt like I had a running buddy, although no one else was around. But it isn't just the make believe running partners that makes this blogging world so cool. 

Bloggers are just the nicest, sweetest, rockinest people around! Well we are. Everyone is quick to offer advice, encouragement, condolences, congratulations, and a well placed virtual butt slap. We may never meet these people yet we talk of them in casual conversations like they are close friends. And when we have goodies that may help in training or just making life more fun, we like to share them with our virtual buddies! Hello Giveaways!

 It was while congratulating a fellow blogger Diana from Diana Tries a Tri (whom I often tease and use my greatest powers of sarcasm on) on her recent giveaway win that I learned just how awesome some of you are. Just by mentioning that I really wanted to win that particular giveaway for its bike patch kits, the lovely Diana sent asked me for my address so she could send me one. I told her she was too perfect because Coach had just gotten a flat on the bike trailer! Then a few days later this arrived in the mail. A whole goody package. Thank you so much Diana!


She sent us two patch kits, some nuun she had received, and some pens (I believe from her work). Plus...

Stickers for us to play with...

and a um Soda opener, since we don't drink (which she even remembered!).
I mean how sweet is that!  How can people like this not MOTIVATE you? She doesn't really know me, yet she was willing to spend $2.00 on shipping to make me happy! People like that just rock. This world forces us to open up and share our strengths and weakness, our triumphs and failures, our fat and skinny pictures (don't worry they are coming), but it brings us friends like this. Folks that push us from miles away, to be better, train harder, and school them at the next virtual challenge! Let this MOTIVATE you to stay friendly and remember when you feel like you're running alone, there are really lots of us pushing you. Just see how many of us you can beat!

And because I love all of you, and really what is more MOTIVATING than having a cute new something to run in, don't forget today is the last day to enter the Bondi Band Giveaway HERE!
Also MOTIVATING are Coach's and Peyton's race recaps below if you haven't read them!

17 comments:

Andrew Opala said...

Maybe you're just cool (I've been waiting for a iPod Touch armband for about 6 weeks now! LOL)

Diana Tries-A-Tri! said...

Well that was pretty friggin sweet of you! You're very welcome, but please tell coach that you can't use the 'soda' opener for a lobotomy! That cheered me up a bunch, and of course you're worth 2 bucks shipping! Did that earn me an extra entry into the bondi band giveaway!?!? haha

Rae said...

How nice! It's fun getting surprises in the mail!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Random Acts of Kindness rock!!!

Stacie said...

That's awesome Tressa :) Diane rocks. I agree that the running/blogger community has the friendliest people you may or may not get to meet face to face.

I always thought I was your first blog to follow. I see how it is :) Tall Mom's blog was the very first blog running related that I found and began following too. I was instantly inspired and was so excited when I finally met her in June. I'm looking forward to meeting and seeing some of our blogger buddies again this weekend.

track coach and adorable wife said...

Ok Stacie I had been following yours long before the whole running thing! Hers was the first "running" blog I started following! Don't hate you know I love you most!

P said...

Okay, I flippin' love that phrase "virtual butt slap!"
::VBS:: for thinking it up!!

Zaneta said...

that was sweet of diana! :D And you and coach are awesome :) I think your blog was one of the first ones that i started following... after tall mom's of course ;)

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

That's so awesome! I like Diana's blog too...she always seems to crack me up!

Kerrie T. said...

I've only run with Mel once and I can safely say, I will NEVER beat her. :) She keeps trying to get me to run with her again, but I gotta get some speed training in first! LOL!

PS: Love your headline. Legally Blonde...

Julie said...

Fun times!! Gotta love this blogging runner world!

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