Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year-End Mish Mash

We've been slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things here at home. I've even managed to get out for a few runs including a particularly blustery 5-miler on Tuesday in -25C/-13F conditions - quite a shock from 20C/86F runs last week.

Unfortunately, I woke up this morning with a brutal stomach flu and am completely laid up between the bed and the bathroom. It's awful. This is the first time I have been able to sit up long enough to throw some words together. It's been a puke-tastic day with no signs of improvement. Looks like I am ringing in the new year from my bed. As much as it sucks, I'm just grateful that this didn't happen yesterday and force me to miss my sister's torch relay.

Speaking of which, a few of you asked if April was able to keep her torch. Each torch bearer was given the option to purchase theirs for $400 and she certainly did. She bought a display case as well, which is back-ordered at the moment, but I will post an update once she has it set up and on display at home.

Given how chaotic this week has been, I haven't had a chance to write up an official year-end review and I am in no condition to stay on the computer much longer at the moment. I'll try to throw something together before we leave for Florida (8 days til Goofy!), in addition to some goals and plans for 2010. I've also enjoyed reading many of your decade-in-review posts, so I may take advantage of this opportunity to reflect on the last 10 years.

I will mention that my 2009 mileage totals 2289 kilometres (1422 miles), a pretty big jump over 1614 kilometres (1003 miles) in 2008. I'm definitely pleased, especially given that I did not run at all in February due to my shoulder separation.

That's it for now. Catch ya in 2010!

Happy New Year!


HBBC Update

Monday 28 - run 5mi = 5 pts
Tuesday 29 - run 5mi = 5 pts
Wednesday 30 - run 3 mi = 3 pts

30 comments:

Rio said...

So sorry to hear you're feeling crummy. Boo viruses! Take care of yourself, so you can start feeling better soon in 2010! Awesome year mileage total!

Lily on the Road said...

Yikes, get better soon! Happy New Year to you both!

unathleticrunner said...

Seems like everyone has had that stomach stuff! Get it out of the way now and get better for Goofy in 8 days! Happy New year!!!

shellyrm said...

I sure hope you are tip top again quickly!

Great job on your mileage for the year!

Happy New Year!

Boris T. said...

Nice yearly mileage! Get well soon.

Happy New Year!

happygoluckyalex said...

feel better, love!!!
your mileage blows me away!

Mama said...

Hope you are feeling better today!

That's some seriously impressive mileage!

MCM Mama

EndorphinBuzz said...

Happy new year and get better soon!

Tricia said...

Feel better soon!

Mark said...

So sorry to hear about the flu. Hope you get better soon! Great miles last year!!

Meg Runs said...

You poor thing, I hope you get better quickly! Can't wait to hear your full report and Happy New Year!

Jess said...

Sorry you're ill! That's not a fun way to end the year! Rest up and feel better soon.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Sucks that you were sick, especially for New Years, BUT... thankfully you'll get it out of your system now before next week! Great job in 2009 Marlene, no doubt you'll kick 2010's a$$ too! :)

lindsay said...

wow m, congrats on your '09 mileage! woot! :) sorry to hear you were sick for new years but i wasn't very exciting if that makes you feel better... hope you are feeling better soon so you can have a fun, healthy time in disney!

J said...

Get Well Soon! Its supposed to be 13F feel likes -3F here tomorrow and i am going to try and brave the weather! That is really awesome that your sister got to be a torch bearer! Happy New Year!

J said...

Oh and I love your new banner! I was going to put up a new one on mine but I don't know how to get it to be the right size.

Laurel said...

That's so cool about your sister.

Hope you feel better soon. Ugh.

Good luck in Orlando net week! You're going to do great!

Happy New Year!

Running Around Acres said...

That is so awesome for your sister. I'd had kept it as well. What a fantastic memento.

Hope you feel better.

I will be an on-course coach for the Disney half this year. It would be nice to meet a fellow blogger if possible. I will be at the Coronado Springs Resort.What do you think?

Email me at mastrosky at gmail.

runningBarefoot said...

So glad she purchased the torch! Very cool. Good luck at Goofy!

Beth said...

Take care of yourself so you can be goofy! Congrats on a great mileage total for 2009 and Happy 2010!

chris mcpeake said...

good luck in the goofy. It should be a great run(s)

Badgergirl said...

Hope you're starting to feel better!

Laura said...

Happy 2010! Amazing mileage and hope that Goofy rocks.

Laura said...

Hope you feel better...can't wait to see your sister's torch! So cool!

Amanda said...

It's almost Goofy Time!!!

trialsoftraining said...

Ugh, hope you're feeling better over there!!! Goofy SO SOON - you're going to do great!!!! I can't wait to see your pics :)

Heather said...

Sorry you got sick - hope you are feeling better now!

RunToTheFinish said...

ohh no, hope the sickness leaves soon!!!

what a jump in mileage that's so cool to see!!

Chic Runner said...

Ugh I hate being sick! Hope you are on the road to recovery. Hooray for Goofy! I can't wait to read the recap. You are going to do great!

Lacey Nicole said...

wow- congrats on your mileage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! woo woo!

also-- SO COOL about keeping the torch!!!!!!!!!!!!! they should get to keep it for free, but at least they do get to keep it after all.