Monday, January 04, 2010

Leaving Canada once again

Thanks for all the get-well wishes. Fortunately I woke up feeling better on Saturday morning after 48 long and miserable hours. Between going to Cuba, craptastic weather back at home and getting sick, this has turned out to be much more of a taper than planned, but I'll make it to the finish line(s) one way or another.

We're driving to Buffalo tonight and flying to Orlando tomorrow morning. I'm looking forward to a week of exploring the parks, riding every ride, spending time with some amazing people (16 of us are going), meeting a certain Redhead, checking out a massive expo.... and running a little half and full marathon next weekend. I will be coming home with some serious bling.

I'll try to check in once or twice while we're away. Have a great week and GOOD LUCK to my fellow Goofs!


Disney World, here we come!




HBBC Update

Sunday: run 3 mi = 3 pts
Monday: run 4.5mi = 4.5 pts

52 comments:

Marky Mark said...

Have a wonderful time and enjoy the experience!

Sneaker said...

Good luck!!!

Morgan said...

I can't wait to meet you!!! Yay!!! Have a uneventful and safe trip on down! Rest up and get ready to rock!!! See you Thursday!

Jocelyn said...

GOOD LUCK!!! Wooo

Stacey said...

Have fun and good luck! I am so jealous! ( :

Aneta said...

Good luck, good luck, good luck!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You get to meet Morgan, fun times!! Robin at Westford Mommy is running Goofy too..

Oh I am sooo excited to hear a report. You will have a blast.

Hope you are 333% by the time you lace up.

The Linz said...

Glad you are feeling better and I am super excited for you and your goofy!! I personally cannot imagine doing both half and full back to back - so I am super inspired by this and can't wait to hear how it goes. Goodluck!!!

N.D. said...

good luck!! have fun! can't wait to hear all about it.

Denise said...

Kick butt, Marlene!! I think getting sick before a big run like this is almost good...you'll be SO well rested. Have fun!

Jess said...

Unfortunately, it is is really cold here in FL right now, and the chill is supposed to last all week and through the weekend. This is good news for Goofy since the highs are probably gonna be in the 50s or 60s, but it's bad for park enjoyment. (Be sure you pack some warm start clothes -- the lows are forecasted to be in the 30s! And with the race start at 6 am, it's gonna be cold for you runners!)

Maybe it will magically warm up for you. I hope it does! Either way, enjoy your trip and good luck with Goofy!!

Meg Runs said...

Wow, more fun, that's great! I'm glad you're feeling better! I can't believe you're running this weekend, GOOD LUCK and have fun!

Mama said...

Have a wonderful trip!! Looking forward to hearing about it.

MCM Mama

H-woman said...

Good luck!

H =)

Lisa said...

have fun in florida!

teacherwoman said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling very well... Good luck this weekend...and have fun!

J said...

Hope you have a safe flight out of Buffalo - Did you see the Bills game? Hopefully you wont have weather like that when you leave or come back!!

yumke said...

hey happy new year and good luck with the races!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

You guys are totally goofy!! Good luck, and enjoy every minute of it!!! Can't wait to see pics and hear all about it, especially since I'll be down there in just over 2 weeks myself :)

Staci Dombroski said...

I cannot wait to hear how it goes! Good luck :-)

Carly said...

Have fun! Can't wait to read the race report. I hope the weather warms up a bit, FL is having a little cold snap.

Rio said...

I can't believe it is already here! Have a great time, safe travels and bring some warm clothes. I heard they've been getting some cold weather lately. Fingers crossed for good luck!

The Happy Runner said...

Good luck!
Safe travels!
Have fun!
Enjoy yourself!
I'm sending you healthy, go rock Goofy vibes!!

Beth said...

Have a great time! My husband bought a cool frame package for his medals and number. They give you extra medals and a new number for the frame and it is very nice. Look for it at the expo if you want something special to remember the races by. Good Luck!!

Badgergirl said...

Have fun in Florida and good luck with the challenge!

Jamie said...

Good luck and have fun!!! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

aron said...

ahhh its here already!!! have SO much fun! cannot wait to read all about it :)

EndorphinBuzz said...

Best of luck at the races and don't forget to have fun!

lindsay said...

omg it's going to be soo fun! i am jealous... i had so much fun last year and wish i was going back! yes, even the aching legs/post-marathon gimp would be worth it all over again :)

have fun and good luck!! i am excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Mark said...

Wow, it sounds like so much fun!! Ride every ride...that's the spirit!!! I wonder what it's like trying to get through Buffalo? Hope travel goes well for you all.

TNTcoach Ken said...

You crazy Canuck........... Enjoy.

Shannon said...

Good luck!

Heather said...

Good luck next weekend! Can't wait to read the race reports.

unathleticrunner said...

Goodluck at Disney!!!!

shellyrm said...

Fl, Disney, a half, a full and a bloggie meet up with Morgan! Wow!

Run strong!

Becca said...

Good luck!!

Julia said...

wow, what a weekend! Best of luck to you!

Lacey Nicole said...

yay!!! i'm glad you are feeling better. i love massive expos!!! i need more of them in my life :) can't wait to hear all about your trip and races!!!! GOOD LUCK MARLENE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trialsoftraining said...

Glad you're feeling better!!! HAVE FUN IN FLORIDA!! Ugh, so jealous!! I actually did an internship at Disney for a semester - so I could be an unofficial tour guide ;) haha

Ride the Mt Everest roller coaster at Animal Kingdom - it is THE BEST ;)

GOOOOD LUCK!! Check in and keep us posted!

Ali said...

Have a magical time!

Runner Leana said...

Love the new hair! So glad to hear you had a great time in Cuba. Looked like a really fun vacation. And congrats to your sister on her torch run!!

Have a great time at the Goofy Challenge! Best of luck!!!

runninaround said...

GOOD LUCK! I'm running the half and I can't wait!

I Run for Fun said...

Good luck and have a wonderful time. Can't wait for the report and pics!

Jill said...

Sooooo exciting! Rest up and run well! Good luck!

IzzyBubbles said...

Can't wait to hear all about this Goofy running experience!! Hope you can help inspire me to give it a shot in 2011. :)

happygoluckyalex said...

Have such an amazing time!!! I am so excited to hear about how wonderfully you do!
Thanks for pointing me in the direction of Redhead! I've been reading her blog all morning and melted with her love story.

Now I must continue trolling the blog world, looking for single man bloggers...

Amanda said...

AHHHH have fun and good luck!! I'm so excited for you, what an adventure of a weekend. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

soak it all in and ENJOY!!!!!

X-Country2 said...

Can't wait to read all about it. GOOD LUCK!

D10 said...

Have a blast!!! I can't wait to read all about it. Glad you are feeling better.

Tricia said...

Good luck and have fun!

Fair Weather Runner said...

good luck this weekend. so behind on blogs, caught up on all your posts, wow what an amazing few weeks you are having! all so fun and fabulous.

can't wait to hear how the goofy challenge goes, i hope you have a blast!