Sunday, May 17, 2009

Facebook turned my blog mind into mush!

It's true! I totally turncoated on blogging! Facebook is like junk food! Hard to stop once you start ! Maggie at maggiereads.blogspot.com has enticed me back into the world of blogging by returning me to where this all began: The Southern Reading Challenge. I have no idea what I'm going to read,yet. I am looking forward to searching this week for a short list of nominees.

I resorted to using this page as a sort of journal of my running. Facebook even sucked THAT away from my blog. So much easier, so much instant gratification when you post something there.
I finished my 7th 5k yesterday. This one was my first hometown race and I won in my age division. Got myself some bling, I did! Most of runs have been in Memphis.I've run past upscale neighborhoods,golf courses,old churches, schools, universities, rolling farmland,lakes and ponds.I've heard the sound of the police cruiser's engine close behind me as we both closed down a course together, the sound of children cheering and grown folks clapping and waving.I've thanked policemen at busy intersections as they held traffic at bay, young kids reaching out to me with cups of cool water, been touched by the elderly couple, still running, but holding hands as they did.
Running has been the most dramatic internal transformation I have experienced in a long time. It amazes me, surprises me, pushes me and gives me a deep down kind of confidence no self help book in the world could deliver.
I have finished first in my age group, last in my age group, top half, bottom half, one spot away from a medal. Every race, I didn't care about the bling. Just racing against myself. My bottom line goal in every race is to start running and not stop, no matter what, until I cross the finish line.
This week I "Zoom through the Zoo". I'm looking forward to looking at animals as I pass my way through another race.
Here's hoping I'm back on track with the blogging.
Thanks to all who read and encourage me. It is appreciated!

5 comments:

sage said...

good to see you back around and i'll look forward to you SRC selections. I have friends, family and collegues on Facebook--but I don't do much writing there--I like my anonymous blog spot for that.

Susie said...

Facebook and blogging. It's like french onion dip with potato chips versus hummus on whole wheat pita bread. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed reading your "stuff". Got to get back over there and do some catching up.

____Maggie said...

I like the new labyrinth look!

Facebook has stolen some of my thunder, too. I have to remind myself that FB is a closed/friends only tool and blogger is world wide without gates to stop peeps from reading. I have made friends from Canada, England, Norway, India, Australia, New Zealand,etc. and they all like books! my stuff is drivel, but out there I have readers like Sage to encourage me!;D

I'm taking up running, as of June 1st, so watch out gal! I'll be trying to steal some of that bling!

Susie said...

Thanks, Maggie. I'd LOVE to have you along to steal my thunder, girl! Went to the library today and a got a few southern titles to consider. I'm excited. Gotta update my shelfari.

molly h said...

Hellllloooooo, Susie! Come back to the blog world.... your site is feeling lonely! :)

See ya soon, Friend!