Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Photographs and Memories

The powers of the internet never cease to amaze me.

Recently, I reconnected with a friend who I went to college with. She discovered me through my blog and contacted me through an online social network.

Bee and I attended the same college for 6 months. We were right out of school, and it was the first time either of us had stayed away from home. Lost in a sea of strangers, we found things in common that brought us together. She sang beautifully, I was a wannabe singer. She was lots of fun to be around; and I was looking for fun. We hung out together and became close friends. It was an all-women's college and the hostel we stayed at had very strict rules. We blissfully broke the rules together and had tons of fun 'living on the edge'. When I decided to discontinue and join a different college 6 months later, we somehow completely lost touch.
Since then, I had heard through a mutual friend (I forget who it was) that she had married her college sweetheart (umm...not from the same college). But, not knowing her new last name, I was not able to track her down.
It was so good connecting again. She now has 3 men in her life...her hubby and 2 adorable sons. She sent me this pic of the 2 of us when we attended an off-campus workshop together...and it brought a smile to my face! I was transported to my giggly, giddy teenage years. Don't you just love old pics?

I am also pleased to report that my workouts are on target so far this week.

Monday: BodyWorks class at the gym - more emphasis on weights, less cardio
Tuesday: Ran 5 miles outside, in 35 degree temperature. I was still a little stiff and creaky (I want to blame it on the skiing), especially around the achilles.
Another BodyWorks class at night - more cardio, less weights

Wednesday: 4 mile run; slightly easier this time, under 10 minutes a mile (closer to 9:30, but I wasn't really checking).
30 minutes on Stationary bike - scheduled


Melanie said...

awesome that you reconnected with an old friend... thanks to FB, I've refound some old, very good friends. Great job on the workouts!

X-Country2 said...

I love when you can use the internet for good instead of evil.

Steve Stenzel said...

I hear ya - I LOVE coming across those things!!

Nice couple of workouts!

Heather said...

It's great reconnecting with old friends. Good job on the workouts! I think it's definitely okay to be a little creaky from the skiing.

lindsay said...

how cool to find an old friend! nice job on the workouts. i think if i did a non-running activity i'd be sore for weeks to follow!

Cindy said...

that's so cool that she found you through your blog! i've connected with old friends on facebook, but i think finding someone through a blog has got to be pretty rare. wonderful!

Bee At Work.. said...

Nice feels really great..
U have a very beautiful way of presenting things...good job!!!

Tammy said...

Nice workouts!

I have also been able to reconnect with some old friends on Facebook. It's been really great catching up again.

aron said...

its sooo fun to reconnect with old friends :) the internet has been making it much easier these days!

great job on the workouts!

lauren said...

That is so cool! I love the internet for that kind of stuff.

good job on your workouts and runs!

Petraruns said...

I was just defending FB and blogs for this very same reason..

Thanks for your comments on my blog - can I add you to my blogroll?

I Run for Fun said...

Petra, sure, go right ahead. You have a great blog. I'd like to add you to mine too, if that's OK.