Thursday, September 23, 2010

Well Wishes And Housekeeping

Well Wishes

Thank you EVERYONE.  I'm overwhelmed by the posts and all the well wishes.  It's been a very touchy/feely week with all your cheering for me!  And I feel bad that I've started to gain followers and I don't know if I can put them on the shirt in time - most probably not.

This weekend of course is my first race in Guelph, but the first of two Fall Marathons in Toronto is on Sunday - the Scotia.  I'd like to wish everyone success in their races but especially Simon (one of my big inspirations), Q, Aneta and Marlene.  If I missed you and you are running it means [I am an a**] I didn't read all your blog posts yet but my wishes and hopes are with YOU!

In the weeks following the race, I will be grunting, puking, swearing, aching, yelling, and more grunting [I hope] since I want to get faster as a runner.  I will start some honest training with a coach.  The touchy/feely comments will no longer be accepted.  I will welcome the tough, "piss fire and sh*t hand grenades" comments!  So don't hold back. Humor is also acceptable as it keeps me equal and grateful.  Just kidding about the touchy/feely - I can still take a lot of that. :)

Non-running stuff

I was looking at how blogger and wordpress work with followers, and I realized [after reading the help] that if I don't follow you by clicking on the follow gadget, you don't know I follow you!  So if I follow by clicking on the big follow in the upper left corner - it shows up in my blog list but you don't know I follow.  Over the next couple of weeks, I'll try to rectify this by unfollowing through blogger and following through the gadget to rectify my invisibility.

I follow a load of blogs and I'm looking into a better interface than blogger.  Know of any?  Alan seems to be able to view his blogs through gmail or some other google applications.  Any suggestions?

31 comments:

Patrick Mahoney said...

Your desire to become a better runner is half the battle (touchy feely) and if you are not puking at the finish line in Guelph you left something on the table (piss and fire)

Emz said...

Andrew you are awesome.

And that shirt. That shirt - amazing.

Johann said...

Exciting times Andrew! You must remember to have fun at the race as well. You only have one first race.

Interesting about the blogger goodies. I suppose we should read the help at some point... I would like to find out about other tools as well.

K said...

I totally puked after I crossed the finish line of my first 5k... but no pressure. ;)

K said...

Oh, and to go along with my previous comment- don't drink orange juice before the race.

Quinton J said...

Andrew...you're going to great this weekend. Thanks for the shout-out...we'll follow up next week.

Quinton J said...

...also you look different in that photo.

Anne-Marie said...

Good luck!!! I second what Johann says... Remember to have fun and enjoy the experience. You only have one first race! Can't wait to read the race report.

Jesus Jimenez said...

I like very much the shirt, I am happy to be with you in the race and wish you enjoy and have good luck for your first race, you will never forget it.

Sorry if my English is not very good.

Jesus Jimenez

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Interesting about the Follow button versus the gadget. I use the Follow button if the author has no Google Friend gadget. My guess is that people without the gadget aren't concerned with who is following them.

Adrienne said...

"training and running races isn't a matter of life and death....it's much more important than that" Go get em!

Julie said...

Good luck to you! Remember to have fun and just take it all in! Looking forward to a great race report full of pictures:)

Ewa said...

So do I get it right that you want your followers to become your Marine type drill sergeants? I think we can manage. :)
Your shirt is awesome.

Hotlegs Runner said...

HI just chanced upon your blog! will link yours to mine =) New follower here =)

Lisa said...

You're gonna' rock your 5K!

Jamie said...

Good luck on your 5K! I look forward to reading about it!

Caratunk Girl said...

You are going to rock that 5k!! I can't wait for the RR.

Luke said...

you better be puking or atleast dry heaving when you get to the finish line.

I didn't know about the following stuff. I do the same thing.

rodman said...

Have a great race Andrew!
Enjoy a supercharged day!

Erika said...

Kick some serious a$s this weekend!! And thanks for making me laugh...I nearly snorted pop out of my nose when I got the mental picture of my son trying to escape a Japeneese game show!

Nicole said...

You're going to rock this race!!!

Jill said...

I'm standing in a dark ally shouting this out: I better hear about blood, sweat, and tons of puke!!! Now get out there and kick some serious butt and forget about who's following who!!

:)

Jennifer said...

This is so exciting I just can't stand it; race number 1! Yay! So get out there and kick some serious booty!

BTW I missed commenting on your last post- super good looking shirt, especially with all this handsome people on it!

Raegun said...

Good luck this weekend, Andrew. This is what you have been training for - now go out and KILL IT! I can't wait to read your race report.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

New follower (I see you comment on other blogs, so I clicked over). Good luck on your race!

Adam said...

Be prepared for a onslaught of nasty comments about your training as per your request :)

I use a combination of google reader as well as FeedDemon. Google reader is a good online version and feed demon is a good offline one.

Did I mention good luck??

Rae said...

OMG! Your race is less than 12 hours away!!! Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you as you are running away! Push it!!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I wanted to catch you quick before your race. Good luck, good luck, good luck!

You are going to have so many people thinking of you tomorrow, count me as one of them!

Be strong, be fast. Never compromise the first for the second. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!!!

Luke said...

9 hours until you race, so you should be sleeping! I am praying for you to have a solid and injury free race. Hopefuly you will break mach 1.

Jeri said...

Best of luck this weekend! You are going to do great! In response to your joking comment on my blog about one toe being longer, you're actually right!! I'm totally monkey-toed (2nd toe longer than my big toe). So jokes on you I guess. :p

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Good luck!!! You better WIN!

And P.S. I NEEEED to be on that shirt so I can get some mojo going. I am holding you responsible.

=)