Morning Meanderings… A RUNNING kick off to the year and MORE First Books



I guess we are doing this.  “

Little known fact about me…. that line above is how I usually think right before I have to complete whatever I agreed to do or signed up for.  😛  True story….  The first year of Wine and Words… we planned it – I envisioned it, found authors, held meetings, and then the day of the event…

I was all butterfly’s and twirling tummy… and thought…

“Well, I guess we are doing this.”

That still has not changed.

I sign up for things and agree to things- because they are who I want to be…  I want to be a runner.  I want to be a biker and a hiker.  I want to be a thrill seeker.  I want to be energetic.  I want to have events in my community that are fun and successful….   and so I plan things.  I agree to things… and I do them.

Yesterday was no exception.  Doing the Polar Dash on January 1st each year is insane,  The weather is usually freezing…. it is a 2 1/2 drive for me to get to the event to run in this freezing weather.

Yet to see all the people that do this…. I like being a part of that crazy.  I like to start out a new year with something positive and shiny.  And here is how it went…


I ran with my two friends Sheila (yes another one!) and Belinda.  The weather was fantastic – in the mid 20’s…..  if my knee would have been feeling top notch, I would have loved to have does the 10k instead of the 5.  We ran, we got our free beer ticket at the end and we had a delicious lunch.  I felt I hit the mark for shining day one of 2017.

Also – if you did not see and read the First Book post from yesterday, please do.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the participation.  I had a few late comers to the party and I am happy to add them here today.  Look in this mix for our Emcee of Wine and Words, author Lorna Landvik.


Thank you to all once again for ringing int he New Year with me and with great reads.  I love looking at all the titles and seeing what I should be reading.  Also – did you find me in yesterdays post?  I am there.  ;P

14 Comments on “Morning Meanderings… A RUNNING kick off to the year and MORE First Books

  1. Awesome photos from the Polar Dash. As always, you did shine!!

    Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Love the additions to the First Book of the Year.

    ENJOY your day!!



  2. I enjoyed seeing the photos…I wish there was some identifying info on them, though, as I didn’t recognize everyone.

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Wow! I run in some 5ks but have never run in freezing weather (although you do warm up by running)! Congrats to starting the New Year so well!

  4. The photos from the Polar Dash are so much fun to look through. You are one crazy lady to run in the cold like that. So happy you are getting out and doing things with your friends.

  5. Thanks for including me in the first book linkups! I’m marking my calendar for next year so I won’t be a slacker and contact you late, Lol.

    Congrats on your running – wow! It looks cold but l see you had fun.

  6. Yay for you and your running, Sheila! And is it Lorna who’s reading SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF “something or other”? 🙂

  7. Burrr…That looks very cold! I’m glad you had fun – I don’t think I could do it!

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