Sunday, August 6, 2017

Visit and Giveaway (WW # 105)




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I had a visitor this week!  Wendy from Taking the Long Way Home came to play.  Our mission?  To water ski, and then water ski some more.  We had to be creative due to the iffy weather forecast, but we succeeded.  You know we had to throw in a steamy southern 5k for good measure.   How could we not?  It will take me some time to recap what all went down.  But for now, here are a few highlights.


Cannonball!


Our first trip to the lake was in the wee morning hours of Friday.  That early wake up call was tough but absolutely worth the smooth lake conditions.  Sadly, we could not see the sunrise.  Wendy got up like a pro on her first attempt.  [Boom!] I was very impressed!  After seeing she had mad skills, I suggested we ski together -- in tandem.  This was something she had never done -- but always up for a challenge, she agreed immediately.

Smooth as glass!


#oldwomenstillslalom (but I'm not saying you're old, Wendy!)





The tandem skiing produced a lot of comments and suggestions from friends and family and it quickly morphed into what we did the next day...complete with 50's era flowered bathing caps and patriotic flags. We had a very enthusiastic audience of complete strangers riding by in a passing pontoon boat (who actually stopped to watch our amazing production).  This naturally added fuel to our fire. We laughed so much over this short video. 




It's fun to be silly, right?


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To celebrate our Weekly Wrap's second anniversary, we are giving away prizes all month long!  The newly formed Runner Girl Gang celebrates the love, passion and friendship that is brought about by our shared love of running.  So, it's very appropriate to give away a Runner Girl Gang duffel bag (with other surprise goodies inside).


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What's the last thing you did that was complete silliness, but so much fun?

Who or what is part of your Runner Girl Gang?


And that's a wrap!

75 comments:

  1. How fun! It's great to have friends that you can be silly with - it just makes life better :)

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    1. It is such a blast to just let loose and do giggly things!

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  2. That is so funny that you and Wendy ended up putting on a show! Too cute! Looking forward to hearing about the 5K!

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    1. It was definitely a show. It reminded me of something my sister and I would have created when we were little girls.

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  3. Oh so much fun! You two are adorable. :)

    I, sadly, don't really have a Runner Girl Gang. I need to work on that. ;)

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  4. You gals are TOO funny!!! Most of my runner gal group members are online beauties (but I do have a few locals that I love dearly as well).

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    1. I think it is wonderful we can have a virtual gang. Meeting one (or more) of them in person is just gravy on the ol' biscuit.

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  5. That video is the best!

    My runner girl gang are all online - gotta work on some in-person meet-ups!

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    1. I think it's wonderful we are part of this on-line gang! Meeting in person makes it that much more special. I hope I get to meet you in person!

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  6. Locally my mom and a friend are part of my Runner Girl Gang. On social media I feel like there are women that are part of my gang that I've never met IRL - does that sound crazy?!

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    1. It's not crazy at all! I've made so many connections through blogging and SM. I hope to meet you at a race one day soon!

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  7. You two sure did have a holotta fun! My MRRT group is my Runner Girl Gang. I have done anything very silly lately -- unless you count letting the cow lick my arm so I could get a good picture!

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    1. I have to admit, I'm envious of your MRRT group! Yes, I'd say letting a cow lick your arm is pretty silly. Oh the things we do for the sake of a good picture! LOL.

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  8. You 2 are just too cute! Loved seeing all of your photos all weekend. Silly things: we Ubered back from a run bc we ran too far :)

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    1. Actually, I'm thinking the Uber thing sounds pretty smart and I need to remember that excellent idea!

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  9. I've never even heard of Runner Girl Gang but I will check it out. It's so fun that Wendy visited and you got to hang out and water ski! I haven't done anything silly in awhile, so I guess that means I need to. The last thing I did that was kinda goofy was get ice cream after a run with a friend and made someone take a pic of us getting it in our running gear. Maybe I'm taking grown up life too far and need to be sillier, lol?

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    1. We stopped at a tourist place called Peach Park and ate cobbler in our sweaty, stinky running gear. No shame!

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  10. It's always great to be silly. A good laugh is good for the soul.

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    1. It really is. Giggling for the win!

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  11. Oh my goodness, I bet you two had so much fun! That video is amazing. :-) I can't wait to read all about your many shenanigans!

    Thanks for the linkup!

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    1. The things we will do for a laugh! So much went into that clip! We made our headgear!

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  12. OMG, I love that video!!! What fun. :)

    My runner girl gang has varied in numbers, but my running friends have kept me inspired to run since 2009. I love them.

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    1. Running friends (both virtual and physical) definitely keep you motivated. There's so much inspiration right here!

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  13. I love that cannonball picture. It's so much fun to be silly. I love girl fun.

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    1. Girl fun is the best. The water should did feel good after our sweaty 5k.

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  14. Oh my gosh, what a fun weekend! I miss you so much already! What will we do to top this one, Alabama?

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    1. Well Chicago, I have no doubt we will come up with something. Seriously ... come on -- #weholottafun.

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    1. It was. I love getting together with members of the Runner Girl Gang!

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  16. I'm so jealous of your visit! How fun! And I love seeing you guys water ski.

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    1. It is fun to actually know someone who can slalom ski and be willing to do it with me!

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  17. Sounds like such a fun weekend! So funny you guys wore 50's era caps and held out those flags while water skiing!

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    1. It was our way of throwing it back to those retro ski shows they used to have and wanted to be in when we were kids. I can't believe our caps stayed in place! We had fun creating them too.

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  18. You two are too much fun! I loved the water skiing pics. Priceless!

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    1. Oh my, if people only knew how much effort we put into the tandem skiing and our ski show! It was all so much fun!

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  19. Loved seeing the pictures of you two! Sounds like you had a really fun weekend!

    My Running Girl Gang consists of the wonderful ladies I've met by being a part of the City Fit Girls in Philly. I also love my running bloggers, most of whom link up here each week!

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    1. I think it is incredible how it's possible to connect virtually with the gang right here and find so much support and inspiration! I'm glad you are a part!

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  20. I've been loving the pictures on IG of you and Wendy. How nice that you've been able to have a fun weekend together!

    I have to include my fellow running bloggers in my running girl gang. I truly appreciate the support that we all provide each other.

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    1. I definitely feel the running bloggers are part of my gang! It' been amazing to connect, find inspiration and follow along with all of you!

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  21. You girls are rockstars on those skis! I'm so glad you had so much fun together!

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    1. If you only know the effort we put into creating our water ski show. It was quite the chore to pull it off that afternoon with the boats and waves around foiling our attempts.

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  22. You totally need to tag Cypress Garden's in this post! So fun!

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    1. As a child (and skier) I was in awe of the people who skied in those shows. They was so COOL. We briefly considered our own version of a pyramid. LOL.

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  23. Oh my goodness! That video is SO MUCH fun! I've never water skied so I'm ultra impressed!
    My running girl gang has to include some friends that I met while living in Texas - and now we've met up in Chicago to run together and cheer on one of the ladies while she ran the Chicago Marathon!

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    1. I used to triple ski as a child (with my sister and cousin) so I knew Wendy and I could pull skiing together. That kind of morphed into a retro ski show. LOL.

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  24. YES! I just spent the weekend with some of my favorite girl friends and they're definitely the ones I can get silly with and be myself. It's the best to just let loose!!

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    1. I'm guessing you girls giggled all weekend just like us!

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  25. You guys are awesome!! I love the tandem skiing and the flags! Looks like it was a fun visit!

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    1. We're already planning to up our game for next year! Stay tuned...

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  26. You were looking like pros for the ski show!
    You fun ladies are my gang :)

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    1. You are definitely a part of my gang! December will be so much fun. I'm so glad it worked out for you to come.

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  27. I knew yall would come up with something special out on the lake, I just knew it! So glad yall had a great time this weekend even though I was green with envy. November can't get here soon enough so I get to see all my holotta friends together!

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    1. A few simple comments over out tandem skiing and the silly/fun wheels starting spinning furiously. The audience on the pontoon boat was priceless.

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  28. What fun! And yes, it is definitely fun to be silly ...who says fun is just for the young??? I'm so glad you ladies got your ski on and much more. Can't wait to hear more about it!

    My runner girl gang is right here in this link up each week! :)

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    1. I'm so glad we'll get the chance to be silly and fun soon. Twice! On our Century Ride and at PCB!

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  29. My Running Girl Gang includes all of you.... you lovely running bloggers who visit my page and encourage me as well as all my Runkeeper friends who like every run I log on the app, no matter how terrible my pace or how short my distance. I always get so much support.

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    1. Everybody is on a different running journey, but that bonds us together too. The support here is incredible!

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  30. You two are hilarious- I love it!! I find myself getting sillier with old friends when I get away for girl time. It's so therapeutic!

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    1. Giggling with a bunch of girls (or even just one) is the best medicine.

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  31. I'm generally not a very silly person (maybe you noticed?). But occasionally . . .

    Love the video! I'll just bet you guys had a blast.

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    1. Everybody has their own version of what silly is, I think. It's really about having fun. We had no idea my son was shooting the video. LOL.

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  32. My running girl gang is spread out across the country now and I'm looking for some new members in my new town -- it's tough! Luckily, some of my best running friends are coming to visit in October. Loved your photos this weekend. Looks like a great time. :)

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  33. My running girl gang is all over the place - no matter where I travel, I always have someone to lean on :)

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  34. Love all the pics you and Wendy posted on IG! The video is awesome! My runner girl gang are my running buddies that I run with here in town and also all those that I've ran with (some are in NJ, TX, WA, and OR)!

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  35. My runner girl gang is comprised of my best friends.

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  36. Your water skiing looks so fun! I've tried it a few times, but never managed to actually stand up...

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  37. A few years ago, when I lived in the same town as all my friends, we used to sign up for races together all the time! They were definitely my Runner Girl Gang!

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  38. It really looked like you guys had such a fun weekend... I enjoyed following along with your shenanigans on IG. I don't have an in person Runner Girl Gang... but I think of all the bloggers I've met online, hopefully will meet one day in person.

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  39. Sounds like a great weekend! It's definitely fun to be silly with friends :)

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  40. I miss my gang, but am glad to be moving back closer to home!

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  41. What a fun visit with a friend! I'm in the process of building my own Runner Girl Gang where I live. We meet up weekly and we're planning on training for a half together this fall!

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  42. I saw the pics and video and loved it! Being silly with friends is the best! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. You two are too much!! I love the Cypress Gardens water ski audition- you nailed it!

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