Friday, May 15, 2009

TGIF! "5 in 5" + Foto Friday

On Tuesday I casually mentioned my "5 in 5" series starting up soon and it seems to have caught your interest.

Here are the details:

May 24: Ottawa Half Marathon

It's our National Capital Marathon and it's a massive event in a beautiful city. A group of my friends are running their first marathon and invited me to shack up with them at a cottage for the weekend. So I figured... I might as well run!

May 31: Toronto Women's Half

In its inaugural year with promises of a chocolate aid station, fire fighter's water station and a unique necklace for all finishers, this event sold out months ago. Girls rule. :)

June 7: Mud Run

They don't call it Canada's Dirtiest 10K for nothing. (See below.)

June 14: Niagara Wine Country Run (10K)

"Runners are invited to explore the stunning vineyards and sample premium wine at the expo, along the picturesque course and at the finish line."

We've booked a hotel for the night with a group of friends and it's going to be wine-tacular. Something tells me I won't be setting a PR...

June 20: Toronto City Chase

"The City Chase is a unique urban adventure that requires participants to exhibit teamwork, resourcefulness, determination and the ability to make decisions on the fly as they search for ChasePoints scattered in unknown locations throughout the city. ChasePoints are designed to test teams with a variety of physical, mental, and otherwise adventurous challenges."

The "Blister Sisters" tore up Toronto last year and we can't wait to do it again.


Clearly, the "5 in 5" are not typical road races and I'm planning to run every single one for fun. I can't wait to get started! But for now, it's a long weekend here in Canada and I don't have a race on the schedule for the first time in 4 weeks. What am I going to do with myself? (For starters... I'm sleeping in!)

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It's Foto Friday c/o Adventure Seeker so here's a sneak peak at what I'm getting myself into.

MudRun 2008



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Have a great weekend!

28 comments:

Amanda said...

You had me at "chocolate aid station." Those races sound like so much fun. I'm excited for you, and can't wait to hear all about them!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

so bummed about the TO Women's HM :( Have a great long weekend! Rest up for your 5 in 5! Can't wait to hear what you two have to do for the City Chase this year. lol

Run Sarah said...

Firefighters and chocolate? Awesome! The mud run looks like so much fun.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Looks like good times ahead!!

Stacey said...

Looks like fun! You can't go wrong with firefighters and chocolate! Have a great weekend!

Marky Mark said...

Love the new layout-have a great long weekend!

tfh said...

That looks like a great group of races. Yes, enjoy sleeping in this weekend as it looks like you won't have the chance again for some time! :)

Runner Leana said...

The new layout looks fantastic! It sounds like you have a really fun slate of races coming up. Can't wait to hear all about them. Enjoy your long weekend!!

trialsoftraining said...

HOW FUN!!! you picked some really unique races, and a Variety! wow, I can't wait to read about these. Seriously, chocolate aid station AND a winery thrown in there?! Brilliant! :)

Marci said...

Love those pics, I am running the wine half and the t/o womens half. Should be fun!

ShutUpandRun said...

Love your five! I did the Muddy Buddy which seems like your Mud Run. Why not pick the most fun runs and enjoy yourself while keeping in touch and being challenged?

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Wow that's terrific Marlene. I'm especially jealous of the mud run. It looks vicious!

Blyfinn said...

Now that mud run is my kind of race

Jess said...

All of those races sound great!

Just_because_today said...

june 24...that's my kind of race...

lindsay said...

going to be an amazing 5 weeks! sound like 5 fun races. don't forget to have a piece of chocolate for me :)

The Happy Runner said...

WOW!! That sounds like a lot of fun!

littlesack said...

I'm so jealous of the Women's half! Chocolate aid station?! seriously!?! that is amazing.

(i tried a chocolate gu for the first time yesterday, it was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! like eating brownie batter).

Vava said...

Man, I wish I had the body and the time that would allow me to race as much as you! Lots of tace reports for us - yay!!!

yumke said...

Getting tired just thinking of 5 in 5.. you shud consdier 6 in five and to the 5 miler nightcrawler in toronto.. (it's after work on a wednesday)

Sonia said...

I'll be at the women's half next year!!! Hope its super fun =)

J said...

The "5 in 5" sounds totally awesome! I am sure your mud run photos will be just as "colorful!" lol Happy weekend!

Vickie said...

Running your 5 for 5 for fun will still be working toward your other running goals, so have a blast!

Kelly said...

Wow- I'm impressed with all those races. I just found your blog and I can't wait to see how you do with all these races, good luck!

Frayed Laces said...

What a great idea! Sounds like you are going to have a ball

teacherwoman said...

Oooh! Sounds like fun! I look foward to following you in your 5-for-5 adventure!

Toni said...

Sounds like fun! I can't wait to hear all about it.

I Run for Fun said...

Sounds like 5 weeks of fun! All cool races too. Have a blast.