Thursday, December 18, 2008

2008 in Review in 52 Words or Less

Today's Take it and Run Thursday theme is A year In Review in 52 words or less.


I ran a marathon. It defined my year and has in many ways defined me as a person. 2008 will always be the year that I became a marathoner.


There were several other races and experiences along the way, but I'll save that for my long-form review closer to the end of the year.

35 comments:

bryan82 said...

Nice post. I am doing my first marathon in March and can't wait. That statement about it defining you as a person is what I can't wait for.
Thanks

Lily on the Road said...

2008 was a terrific year with so many diamonds sprinkled along the way!

It was great meeting you in T.O., that was a diamond for me!!

Xenia said...

Ditto! Great year for you. Here's hoping 2009 is even better.

Heather said...

What a huge accomplishment to make 2008 special. Hope you have a great last two weeks of the year!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

2008 was a good year for you! Looking forward to 2009. :-)

J said...

Very nice, Your marathon was a great accomplishment for you! Congrats on a great year!

Abby said...

Thanks, Marlene, and congrats on finishing your first marathon!

Such a thrill, isn't it?

Blyfinn said...

I can relate to well. My year was 2007.

Betsy said...

That's wonderful. I felt the same way after I ran my first marathon last year. Can't wait to see what 2009 holds for you.

Lacey Nicole said...

CONGRATS!! i can't wait for my marathon year!!! hopefully next year:)

tfh said...

Shiver, shiver. (Emotion shivers, not cold shivers.) I second Bryan82's post, down to the March marathon...

Melanie said...

it'll be a year you'll never forget :)

*aron* said...

awesome post... those are my exact sentiments about 2008 :)

X-Country2 said...

What a great post. Well done indeed.

Janice said...

2002 was that year for me.... I ran 3 halfs and my first full that year..... I was so much younger and thinner too.... =)

RunningLaur said...

Hooray for a defining year. I hope you'll continue in the next!

Denise said...

Yea, 2008 is the year we became marathoners!! A year we'll never forget!

The Happy Runner said...

Rock on! It's such an accomplishment.

joyRuN said...

Says it all, doesn't it?

Here's to an awesome 2009.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Short and sweet:) Love it. I'll write a late one--followed by a long 2008 in retrospect post:)

Rock on, Marlene!

Jess said...

Your marathon is an excellent way to define your running year by. Great job!

RunToFinish said...

oh that was a good description!

lindsay said...

congrats on becoming a marathoner! '08 is a year to remember for sure. here's to an even better '09 for you!

matt said...

i'm hoping to add a marathon to next years list. congrats!

Marcy said...

That's right baby!! ;D ;D

Road Warrior said...

You will forever remember this year as the year you became a marathoner. You're such a rock star!

littlesack said...

YEAH for you! I'm planning on running a whole in Fall of 09! EEEKKK!

Laurel said...

Congrats on a great year and becoming a marathoner!!! :)

BeachRunner said...

Congrats!!

Sonia said...

Becoming a marathoner really changes you! Congrats & what a great year! =)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Too cool, great job marathoner!

Amanda said...

What a great post, congrats on a great 2008!

Amanda said...

What a great post, congrats on a great 2008!

Brian said...

AWESOME! Congrats. That is short and definitly sweet!

Dando said...

Well done marathoner!