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    I'm a stay-at-home-mom who, as part of a mid-life challenge, decided to run a marathon for kicks. I didn't plan on it becoming a hobby, but it did. I QUALIFIED FOR BOSTON at my second marathon and slipped into the vortex. Join me as I fulfill my dream of running the marathon majors.

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This One’s For You

Categories: 10k, Gratitude, Thanksgiving

Of course I’m thankful for so many things. Although it was a challenging year running-wise, I am so grateful for the adventures and opportunities I had, disappointing races and all. The gift of running and the health benefits that come along with it are not something I take for granted.

I wanted to give a special shout out to all of you, who stop by and read my ramblings. Whether you do it regularly or sporadically, I am grateful all the same.

I am routinely amazed by your words of support, wisdom and caring, and I swear, given the awesome comments I get, runners are some of the wittiest, funniest peeps around (you know I love me some shenanigans).

I love that you keep coming by whether I’m running well or poorly or even not at all (runnbatical anyone?) There is such a sense of community in the blogosphere. I’ve had the privilege of meeting some of you and I have hopes of meeting lots more.

I’m off to run (I use that term loosely) a 10k (first Garmin-free race ever) in the wind and rain. Every step will be filled with gratitude. For it is such an honor and a privilege to be able to RUN!

Happy Thanksgiving
Have a wonderful day!


Black Friday and a Giveaway

Categories: Black Friday, CSN Stores, Giveaway, Target

Seems the Black Friday promotions come earlier and appear larger every year. While I, for one, am happy to take refuge behind my computer for some cyber deals, I have no plans to venture out to physical stores the day after Thanksgiving.

One year I sent Modern Caveman out in the wee hours to vie for a $1.99, or some ridiculous price, flat screen TV at Target. Apparently a fight almost broke out when he angered the overzealous throngs by forming his own line outside the ‘wrong’ door.
Are you a Black Friday shopper? 
What’s the best deal you ever scored?

Other than the gingerbread project, it was a quiet weekend here at Casa Teamarcia. While the kids were at a playdate I managed one in an ongoing series of old toy/stuff purges.

Ratty Vintage Tinkerbell backpack anyone?

Which reminds me, if you’re in the market for children’s backpacks,  or pretty much anything else, you may want to scope out the fantastic Black Friday deals going on now at CSN stores. From cookware to kid’s stuff to fitness and entertaining essentials, they have it all.

Win It!
One lucky winner will receive a $55 online gift code from CSN stores.

To Enter:
Mandatory: Become a public follower of this blog or tell me if you already are.

Bonus Entries:
+1 Tell me what one thing you’d most like to receive as a gift.

+1 each: Link this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Tweet about it. Let me know in a comment what you did.

Deadline for entry is Tuesday, November 30. Winner will be selected via random.org and announced soon after. 
Good Luck!

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