The Sole Mates’ 1st Blog Anniversary

I can’t believe it’s been a year now since we published our first post!  April 17 marks our first blogging anniversary.  We have one good solid year of  recorded memories of our running adventures that we can go back to when we are old and gray and our running shoes are stashed away.  One good year of memories we can share with our children and grandchildren.

Our first year of blogging was both fun and challenging.  I enjoyed chronicling our adventures and relieving the memories as I re-read them from time-to-time. Unlike other blogs, this one is shared.  Topics are mutually agreed upon.  Titles should get both our nods. Even publishing schedule is subject to discussion.

Exciting still is that we can react to each other’s posts as we write our part.  The on-line teasing could end up in laughter shared with the kids.  Things could also get a little sour off-line due to  the on-line reactions.  Thinking about it makes me chuckle.  We could get really silly sometimes. 😉

Then there is that case of my finished draft gone missing when Jun was writing his part to complete the post for publishing.  Uurgh  He called me and sheepishly told me what happened.  How he managed to lose my saved draft I still couldn’t understand. We ended up writing a totally different post.  Grrr…

Such are the perils of having a shared blog.  Sometimes, I do think about what it would be like to have my own.  I know it brushes his mind, too.  After some thought however  we still conclude that we would have it no other way.

So,  this blog will continue to be shared as a reflection of our shared passion for God, family, friends and running.

The past year saw this blog recording Mariel’s  first ever 5k run, progressing to 10k’s then to 21k’s.  I, on the other hand, was already doing 21k’s then and has recorded my struggle with injuries before conquering my first full marathon.  Of course, our family runs are this blog’s special features.  It is these runs that we love writing about the most. Surely we will treasure those experiences on the road and on the web. We hope  that we will continue to write not only to inform or enlighten but also to  encourage.

“It is through our soles we could trace the journeys of our runs, discover channels we never thought we could conquer. It is through our soles we will continue to take the course set before us.”

Since it is our first year blogging anniversary, we’d like to acknowledge and give send our appreciation to the following people who have helped us with this blog one way or the other.

Jaymie, for helping us venture into this cyber territory.

Jonas M, our very good friend, who shared his God-given gift and designed The Sole Mates logo for us.

Good friends with whom we have shared many enjoyable runs and and after-race breakfasts.

Last but not the least, family, friends, runners, bloggers who have encouraged us by either reading our blog, posting comments, adding us to their blogrolls or those who we had the pleasure of running with one time or another.

BIG thanks to all!!!

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10 Responses to “The Sole Mates’ 1st Blog Anniversary”


  1. 1 bobby April 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

    happy anniversary! more blogging miles…hehehe…=)

  2. 3 Bro J April 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Love the new header… will you be using it for this year? More power to the solemates and thanks for the frienship!Congratulations on your first year bogging anniversary! God bless!

    Mariel, we saw you last Sat at BHS doing secret training?hehehe.

    • 4 thesolemates April 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm

      Hi Bro J, not that one but we do want to have a new header. Anyway, thanks for being so encouraging. We love reading your comments and enjoy reading your blog, too. We just appreciate the person that you are. – Jun & Mariel

      Secret training? hahaha See you around! …. – Mariel

  3. 5 Luis Arcangel April 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Happy blogosphere anniversary! Here’s to many more posts 😀

  4. 7 kulitrunner April 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    happy anniversary ever! 😉


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