Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thank You Stefano and Giorgio!!!!

Hi everyone! Wow, it has been over a week since my last blog post! I have been crazy busy with life in general. My kids activities keep me going and Kay's homework keeps her on the computer late. Unfortunately, blogging has been put on the back burner again. I try to get a few minutes of blogging in the morning and then again when I get home from work:) Last week I made a trip to the post office to pick up a package from Italy!!! Yay!! I received these amazing running shirts from my dear friends Giorgio and Stefano! Thank you so much! I appreciate your kindness. I love them! They have little reflective designs on them, which will be helpful when it gets darker:)
Stefano heads up the Black Knight Army running group in Italy. I have been named Lady Julie:) I love it! Giorgio also runs in the Black Knight Army. Both Stefano and Giorgio run in many different races all over Italy. They are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country:) I love reading about all of their running adventures! Many of the races they enter give wine away as part of the swag! Nice:) I started to read Giorgio's blog shortly after I started blogging a little less than a year ago. Shortly after becoming one of Giorgio's followers I found Stefano's blog through Giorgio:) I love finding new friends who live in different countries. I also read blogs from England, France, Holland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. I love all of these blogs because we all share the same passion for running or have other special connections! At any rate, I feel blessed to have met these wonderful people through blogging! You all know who you are....love you all:)

Here I am wearing the lovely yellow shirt from Giorgio. Thank you Giorgio:)

This is me wearing the very nice navy blue shirt from Stefano. Thank you Stefano:)

I went running this weekend with the St. Cloud River Runners and will post later tonight on that. Lets just say we had a little adventure! We ended up getting lost some where in Big Lake! More on that later........
Happy running, biking, swimming, lifting and surfing! Cheers to you all!
Marcia is hosting a SIGVARIS Recovery Socks giveaway!
Historiadora on the Run is hosting a $60 CSN giftcard giveaway!

47 comments:

  1. I certainly hope Big Lake is a town and not a body of water. The water is cold up there this time of year! :-)

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  2. How cool! Giorgio and Stefano are the best! :)

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  3. isn't it amazing reading about others who run in totally different places, totally different lives and yet we feel so connected!

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  4. I also love connecting with people around the world. Isn't internet great? Thank you Al Gore. :)

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  5. Lady Julie! love it!
    very nice shirts. thats awesome!

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  6. You are an international blogger extraordinaire! and those running shirts are HAWT! Enjoy!!

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  7. "Kay's homework keeps her on the computer late" Are you getting snowballed mom..lol!! Better check your history. Ah-kidding! Yes, the blogging community sure opens some pretty neat doors. Lost near Big Lake-Well, at least you weren't alone! Have a great day!

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  8. great shirts! I'm always so jealous when I read about their race wine!!! : )

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  9. OK - the coolest shirts EVER!!

    Black Knight Army ---- awesome! Sign me up! ;)

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  10. Yea, it's wonderful to share our experiences with like-minded runners throughout the world - a great big universal running club with a common interest. Come to think of it Julie, it's very nice to have met you too!
    All the best....

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  11. I love that they shared those shirts with you! Very cool. I think we need to plan an American running bloggers trip to Italy, what do you say?

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  12. Nice shirts! Hope you have a great week :-)

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  13. Awesome shirts! I love reading blogs from other countries too. One problem though, it gives me too many more races I want to try out! I have so many in my own backyard...how will I fit all these into a lifetime and pay to get to them all?!

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  14. Wow, super shirts from two super people! I enjoy their blogs and I'm like you, I love the bloggers from all over the world. It is wonderful to share our passion. Did you know, your's was the first blog I followed.

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  15. Nice shirts! Wine swag sounds pretty cool!

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  16. How sweet! Reflective shirts are essential now that it gets dark so early!

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  17. fun! next time ask if they can send the wine? :)

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  18. I'm so glad that you think those shirts are useful with little reflective designs on them.
    You are a very dear friend Julie! Thanks for your kind words.

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  19. Great shirts! What a nice thing to do!

    One of the coolest thing about blogging is that it's like having a bunch of pen pals...though without the cool international stamps, and now you have those too!

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  20. Those reflective parts on the shirts are SO NICE! What great timing for getting those shirts! :)

    Thanks for the nice comment -- I can't believe I PR'd on a net-uphill race! The hills were crazy, and my legs feel totally trashed, even today! I'm thinking of running a flat course soon. I've been told that if this race were flat, I could cut another 3 minutes, and if the weather were nice, I would have cut another minute! I can't even imagine running a 1:49 half marathon, but apparently that's what it equated to... I think I'll have to test it out to see for myself! I think my next goal will be 1:52, but I won't be too upset if a 1:49 happens. :P

    I can't wait to run with you again! Napa to Sonoma half, baby!!!!

    Have a great week. :)

    xoxo,
    A

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  21. Love the cool shirts! I'm with MZ on this one--we all need an Italian running junket pronto!

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  22. All the bloggers friends are welcome in Italy. Thank you for the very kind post. I am wordless.... thank you again.

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  23. Great shirts!! Love them

    lol@Jamoosh

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  24. Awesome shirts!! That is so cool!! I love the Black Knight, that guy rocks. From Lady Caratunk Girl :)

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  25. Yay for a package with cool stuff in it! :) Those shirts look great!

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  26. What a great treat in your mailbox. Love the reflector spots on those shirts!

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  27. How fun to get mail and have such an awesome blog community!!

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  28. What a great gift! It's amazing how blogging can build up great friendships, no matter where you are :) I'm glad I found the blogging/running community!!

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  29. Those are truly wonderful new shirts. What a treat to get in the mail!

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  30. Whaaaaa, I want to be "Lady Jill"

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  31. couldn't agree more - a world united in running ! more sport, less politics would make the world a better place !
    keep on running !
    marti (in France !)..
    x

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  32. that's so cool! you know you wont see anyone else in those shirts. i love reading/seeing where our international running friends live/run. (especially since i've never been to those places.)

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  33. How fun to get those shirts from across the world - it is so awesome to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people through the blogs. Who woulda "thunk"???!!! :-) Have a great week!

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  34. Those shirts are so awesome! and the black knights army sounds awesome as well :D

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  35. The topic which you have discussed is very informative as well as valuable for all...Thanks for providing this information for us...

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  36. Nice shirts!

    I am looking forward to seeing you in Anoka in a couple of weeks - Thanksgiving is coming so fast, I can't believe it. :)

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  37. That's really sweet of Giorgio and Stefano. I read both blogs too. We love to go on vacation to Italy and that's one of the reasons I love their blogs and they're very nice guys.

    Sweety: Holland and The Netherlands are the same :lol: The Netherlands is the official name and Holland the popular one.

    But I love reading blogs from different countries for the same reason as you. I love to read how people in other countries live, do things etcetera.

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  38. No problem on the video!!!! I was REALLY surprised that Amazon didn't have my name on there - I didn't say that it was a gift so I assumed (incorrectly I guess) that they would have put it on there.

    I really really love that movie. For some reason it tugs at my heart strings every time I watch it. I hope you like it!! If it doesn't you excited to run another marathon, nothing will ;)

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