Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Poutine, crepes and a half marathon

Hubby and I, along with another couple, will be spending a weekend in Montreal in April for the half marathon.



We love Montreal, our friends love Montreal, we're always looking for new race experiences and we get a great discount on a two-bedroom suite because hubby spends so much time in Montreal for work. So here we are!

No doubt many a poutine and crepe will be consumed as we take to the streets for three days of antics, running a little 21K along the way.

This race is part of the Canada Running Series and they are currently offering discounts for registering for 2-4 events. Time to start working on that 2010 race calendar.

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On the workout front, tonight is H.O.T. (and I think I've recruited a friend from my running group!), tomorrow is 10K, Thursday is 6K with a buddy at lunch and Spin after work (then seeing New Moon!!!), Friday off and weekend long run distances TBD.

I've successfully lost 7 lbs since kicking off Project: Lean Mean Running Machine and I feel fantastic. All of my work pants are officially too big. I've been hoarding some gift cards so a shopping spree will be in order soon.

Don't forget to sign up for the HBBC!

42 comments:

Shannon said...

Great job on the workouts! Makes me tired just thinking about it all! I joined the HBBC! woohoo!

Congrats on the 7lbs!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Woman, you are on a roll, Keep everything going.......

lilmeg said...

First jujubes and kitkats, now poutine? You're killing me over here! LOL

An April race eh? That fits well in my schedule. Maybe I'll have a look. Thanks for the heads up!

Laura said...

It's fun to look at races for next year isn't it? Congrats on losing 7 lbs...I wish it came off more easily for me.

joyRuN said...

Sounds like it'll be a great time!

And congrats on the weight loss :)

D10 said...

Well done on the weight loss. Seven pounds is huge! A shopping spree is definitely in order.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Wow Marlene, congrats on the 7lbs, that's fantastic! Love Montreal too, should be a great race!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

7lbs...my work pants have been too big for ages, welcome to the club.

How to you hoard gift cards? I spend them the minute they hit my purse..

I love the idea of discounts for signing up to multiple races, very cool.

So I was looking at Goofy yesterday...a half followed by a Full. WOW oh wow!! I am so curious to see your training for this.. WOWZERS!

New Moon!! Cant wait to see it..

RunningLaur said...

You ARE a lean mean running machine!

So excited for the HBBC too.

Denise said...

NICE!! 7lbs! That's great!! Keep it up.

Morgan said...

Look at you Mrs. Busy Running Woman!!! Keep it up! Can't wait to hear all about it!

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

Wow - congrats on the 7lbs - you have been working so hard, lean mean machine! :-) Keep up the awesome workouts!

The Linz said...

The HBBC sounds awesome - I think I have to do it. Thanks for sharing and great job on the 7 lbs.

lindsay said...

7 lbs!!! congrats marlene! gonna need a shopping spree here soon :)

Lily on the Road said...

Good job on getting everything done, you're a machine!

congrat's too on the weight loss...

Lacey Nicole said...

come over here and help me lose some pounds!!!!!!!!!!! i have lost one pound and i don't think it's even truly gone. lol. that is AWESOME and i'm so proud of you and happy for you! the best is the feeling great part.

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE NEW MOON!!!!!

Heather said...

Congrats on the weight loss - awesome job!

shellyrm said...

Congrats on the weight loss!!

Enjoy the movie.

aron said...

cannot wait for thursday night!!!!!! we are going to the midnight show <3

Mark said...

Wow!! That 7 lbs is awesome! I heard a stat that said you can run 2 sec per mile faster for every lb you lose!!

Bethany + Ryan said...

hi,Cool blog! i am running Goofy's Challenge in 2010 too!

I Run for Fun said...

Sounds awesome...great workouts, losing 7 lbs, shopping spree!!!

Meg Runs said...

Poutine? I had no idea! Thanks and congrats on the sound running and weight loss, that's wonderful!

happygoluckyalex said...

Thanks for the heads up on the CRS deals- I always forget about them!!!!
So happy to hear that your mean lean project is going well!!!

Mama said...

Great job on the weight loss! i need to steal some motivation from you as I'm up a bit these days.

Sounds like you have a fabulous weekend ahead of you!

MCM Mama

J said...

I should get on my 2010 running calender...so much to do, so little time!! Great job on losing the weight! I am so excited for HBBC!!!

Jamie said...

congrats on the 7 lb weight loss - that is awesome!!! I'm also slightly jealous your weekend includes New Moon in addition to running. I have to wait until next week to see it :(

Irish Cream said...

YES! 7 lbs?! That is AWESOME! You earned that shopping spree! Isn't it the best feeling when you realize your clothes are getting loose? Love it! Great job, girl!

Rio Runs said...

Congrats on the 7 lbs! That's not easy! A shopping spree will be a nice reward. Have fun!

The Happy Runner said...

Congrats on the 7lbs! Have fun shopping :-)

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

Awesome! Montreal is such a great place, hey? I'm bummed I won't make it there in March. I'll be seeing you at Around The Bay though?!

Hope you're having a great week. I need to do some catching up on your blog!

trialsoftraining said...

7 pounds?! WOW! That's amazing :) go get some cute new pants!!!

can't believe 2010 is so freakin' close - definitely need to start looking at some races!

Jess said...

Congrats on the 7 lbs loss! Very impressive in so short a timeframe.

sneakersister said...

Montreal would be an awesome place to race. I love Montreal!

Congratulations on the weight loss. Feels good, doesn't it?

Laura said...

Awesome on the 7lbs. Apparently I am storing up for the HBBC...
I love me some Montreal.

Casey said...

i had no idea what poutine was, which is sad since i was a french minor. thanks for the enlightenment!

Marky Mark said...

Good for you! Since we have a daughter at McGill I should consider it as well. April in Montreal could be snowy though.

Vickie said...

Very consistent on the workouts! And yay for losing 7 lbs. That has to make you feel good in more ways than one! As for poutine, what an interesting dish. Save that for AFTER the race.

macnic said...

7lbs! That's awesome! Congrats! I love Montreal as well. Don't forget the bagels.

yumke said...

That will be a lot of fun, makes me want to sign up for a race in another Canadian city...

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