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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blog Birthday -- Running Diva Mom Turns One

One year ago today, I started this blog and became known as Running Diva Mom. I tried to think of something creative at the time, that represented who I was and I feel that it still holds true. Although, I will be showing up at Sunday's marathon sans-makeup!!

Over the past year, I have posted just over 200 times and my ramblings have touched on balancing life, being a mommy, marathon training, potty training, thrift store finds and my weightloss journey over the past 10+ years.

I've also gotten the chance to try out a lot of great running gear, offered a ton of fun giveaways (and LOTS more on the way ...) and have connected with so many bloggers. There are now 326 of you following my journey and others that comment. I'm still amazed that I get so many random emails and inquiries from so many "strangers" out there. People just to encourage me, ask me questions, snag me my race photo proofs or send me a sweet gift in the mail. I've connected with Girls on the Run and their "foundress", Molly Barker. So many of you have emailed to notify me that you have now gotten in touch with your local chapter and that makes me so terribly happy! I've met so many great authors and business owners through my blog, that send me interesting news about the running community or ways to get my kids incorporated into our lifestyle. It's been simply awesome and encouraging.

Thank you for following my journey!
I was looking for the PERFECT cupcake to
celebrate this milestone ...
and I think I've found it!!


While looking online for the perfect pink cupcake , I ran across (pun intended!) this little (or should I say BIG!) number! There was an article HERE from Delaware Today about a Girls on the run cupcake competition. There were several fun entries, including this adorable one from Papa's Pastry Shop HERE. If you're near Wilmington, Delaware, stop by Papa's Pastry Shop and taste some of their sweet treats! I think this is phenomenal!!

4 days 'til marathon day!!!
Forecast is now 86 degrees ... yikes!

43 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a year of great blogging. I'm very glad I found your blog and I have truly enjoyed following your journey.

    Good luck at the marathon - although you're not going to need luck because you are so ready for this!

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  2. Congrats on your one year of blogging!

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  3. Ohh. I hope the weather prediction is wrong or that it starts good and early.

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  4. Congrats on one year! I look forward to reading more....good luck at your marathon!

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  5. Happy Blog Birthday!
    Thanks for sharing advice, your life, and giveaways with us and I look forward to more!
    Maybe the Running Gods will bless you with a cool cover throughout the marathon.

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  6. Happy Blog Birthday! Good luck on your marathon!!! You are going to rock it!!! Then you can get your kiddos that shirt that says, "My Mom ran 26.2 miles, what can your Mom do?"

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  7. woohoo...happy blog birthday. Good luck on the run. Look forward to following the progress over the next year

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  8. Goo. 86deg. That's hot for race. Hydrate well.

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  9. Happy Blogiversay! You'll rock on Sunday - make up or no! I'm hoping to make it down there to hang out at mile 11 to cheer a couple of friends on! I'll shout out at you if I see you :)

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  10. Happy Blogiversary!!
    So excited for you for both the marathon coming up and your one year old blog!!

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  11. Happy Blogging anniversary and here's to many more years.

    I am drinking a pomegranate Cosmo in your honor - it only seemed appropriate - a pink drink for a running Diva.

    Keep hydrating ahead of time (you drink the H2O - I will drink the cosmo's) ;-)

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  12. Happy 1 year!!! I just recently found your blog and am very glad I did :)

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  13. Happy Blog Birthday!!! I am happy that I recently found your blog. I love it. Here's to many more blogging years!

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  14. Happy blog Birthday!! It's a great blog and I know I'm not the only one who thinks so! I hope you keep it going for many years to come!

    good luck on the marathon! you'll be awesome!!

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  15. Congrats on one year of blogging! That cake is so cool!

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  16. good luck at the marathon!!!!

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  17. Happy Blogiversary!
    Good luck on marathon day! I can't believe it's already almost here! You are more than ready!

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  18. Happy Blog Birthday!!! Good luck with your marathon :)

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  19. Aww! happy blog day to you happy blog day to you!

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  20. Congrats on your year...love your blog!!!

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  21. Congratulations on one year of blogging! That is a great cake!

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  22. Happy Blogerversary.

    Run strong and stay hydrated at your race. You are going to amaze yourself!

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  23. Awesome, congratulations!
    Good luck with that 86°. Really is yikes!!!

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  24. yeahhhh happy blog a day! It is going to be a hot one! But you are hot stuff so it is fitting and your gonna do great! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  25. Good luck to you on your marathon this weekend. Hopefully you will have some shade!

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  26. Happy 1yr anniversary for your blog! You were the very first blog I started following when I found this crazy world of running blogs! Love it!

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  27. Thanks for the add! I am excited to follow your blog now, its crazy how you balance the training and mommyhood. Happy 1st year Bday!

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  28. happy bloggy bday! You inspired me to start my blog! In January I was googling the Disney Princess Half marathon and your blog came up. I thought "how cool! I want one!" So I have a blog because of you. :) Keep up the amazing work you do inspiring others to be better, faster, more divalicious runners! x0x0.

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  29. Congrats on your blogiversary! Yay! Good luck with your marathon...you will do great! :)

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  30. Cool cupcake!!!

    Also, I nominated you for Versatile Blogger -- you can check my page to see details!

    Have a great time with your marathon this weekend!

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  31. happy anniversary! u will do great in the race! yay!

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  32. Happy blogoversary!! Thanks for sharing your journey with us over the last year.

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  33. Happy 1 year! Good luck at the marathon!

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  34. Happy Blogday to you! Look forward to reading your marathon report.

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  35. Happy Blogiversary and have a GREAT race this weekend!!! I'm praying a cool front comes in for y'all!

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  36. Wow...you've accomplished all this in one year? You are clearly doing something right and deserve all the success and support you are getting! Congrats.

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  37. This post is very inspirational! I just got a jogging stroller and plan on running with my baby everyday to train for and run in a marathon. Good to know other moms do the same!

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