Thursday, January 21, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1. Tonight we start up another round of Marathon Training with the Running Room. This will be my 3rd consecutive clinic with this group and many of us have also been training together between sessions. Tonight we will divide into pace groups once again and prepare for the next few months of gearing up for Spring Marathons. Here's a shot of some of our group after a track session last summer:



2. As of this week, I've gotten back to my fitness classes at the gym for the first time since before Christmas. After one aerobics/strength interval class and one Spin class, I'm feeling the burn in muscles that had been long forgotten. In fact, my legs are more sore this morning than they were after the Goofy Challenge! I intend to keep it up so I can feel as strong and fit as I did back in December when I was going regularly.

3. I plan to post my 2010 race plan next week, but there's one destination race that I just can't wait to tell you about. On June 26th I'll be running the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon alongside Tall Mom, Amanda and Steph (and hopefully Lacey?). Tall Mom graciously offered to host me for the weekend and I have no idea what I did to deserve her generosity and kindness. I finalized my travel arrangements last night and will be spending a few days in town seeing the sights of Seattle, hanging with some awesome ladies...oh, and running another 26.2! I promised Mel that if I win her Little Pink Dots Giveaway I will wear the tutu for the race...

37 comments:

Sarah said...

Seattle?!? That came out of left field ;)

Have fun! Hopefully you will get some nice weather while you are there!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YIPPEE! So funny, I told hubby last night that you finalized your flights. He is still a little befuddled that I offered to host someone I have never met.. I quickly reminded him that I met him on the internet.. and said that we "talk" daily online..

So if he seems a bit weirded out at first he is just being protective LOL!!

Not sure I could wear a tutu for 26.2, I get irritated by a wayward shoes lace and anything bouncing..

Thanks for the bloggy love

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Seattle will be a blast!!! Say hi to Deb for me :) And yes, in response to your comment on my post, we will definitely have to get together once I return!!!

Lily on the Road said...

Seattle? What?? I don't understand why you wouldn't want to run in a Kilt! LOL...

JK, that'll be AWESOME!

Julia said...

wow, Seattle sounds like a lot of fun, and I heard the R&R races are great!
Yay for getting back into your fitness classes; I went spinning last night and my glutes are a-burning! :)

Staci Dombroski said...

Now I have a hilarious picture in my head with you in a tutu running a marathon. I think I should enter the giveaway, and if I win I will send it to you to wear :-)

teacherwoman said...

Yay for marathon training with a group!

I love strength classes at the gym, especially my new found love - BodyPump!

You guys are going to have a blast with RnR Seattle!

J said...

I am loving the fitness classes too! I sweat like a beast in them but they are awesome and it makes me so sore! It is awesome that you are running Seattle! I didnt know Lacey was thinking about it!

Jill said...

Seattle will be a blast, especially with bloggy friends. I had a friend wear a tutu in a marathon once...she said it was irritating by mile 20 but said she loved every second cuz it made her smile.

Jocelyn said...

I want a marathon training group! I heard RNR Seattle was awesome!

Morgan said...

Yay for Round 3 and Seattle! Ya'll are going to have so much fun!!!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Post Race Blues can be smashed in their tracks when you have another goal in place.

SMART GIRL!!!! Way to go!!

trialsoftraining said...

Ah!! I thought about doing RnR Seattle (with Lace!) too!!! Not sure if it'll work out because now my little sis will be in Rome for the summer ....sooo...we're going to see her :) but that would've been so cool!

Can't wait to see what othe races you're signed up for! Blogger meet up possibilities!

aron said...

ahhhh i want to do seattle with you guys too!!!! SO FUN!

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, I have often been much more sore from an hourlong gym class than after running a marathon, but in different places. And I didn't know there was an RnR race in Seattle. Looks like a great race!

The Linz said...

I am so excited for you Marlene! Another marathon!! You don't mess around do you? I heard that is a fun marathon. I am excited to follow you on more training. I need all the tips I can get!

happygoluckyalex said...

you are so inspiring, Marlene! you go and show that gym who is boss!

Rachel said...

ooohhh i ran Seattle RnR last year and it was fantastic!! you're going to have a blast!

Jamie said...

Seattle's is going to be a blast! Have fun returning to the training group tonight!

Mama said...

Such fun!

When are you coming out here? Don't you want to visit DC?

MCM Mama

unathleticrunner said...

One word: JEALOUS!!!

Love the pic of your "team"!

Meg Kathleen said...

I'm running the Seattle RnR Half marathon! I'll watch for your pink tutu.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ok dude I don't have the flight booked yet and now you've got me thinking I need to...usually I am that way in advance person!!

TallGuySurfing said...

It looks like my girlfriend and I will be running the Seattle Marathon too and hopefully it will be MUCH warmer than the Disney! I'm looking forward to following your blog and training! Good luck!

Badgergirl said...

Have fun in Seattle!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great to have your running group back up and...well, running.

Your marathon will be a great experince no matter what the race results. Bloggy friendships are great!

candlerun (htabby) said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. :0)

Heather said...

Seattle looks like it will be a ton of fun! And it is so great that you train with such a big group of runners.

Jess said...

Awesoe about RnR Seattle! Sounds like loads of fun!

N.D. said...

That's so cute you have that nice group.

Stephanie Nichole said...

YAYYYYY!!!! Seattle 2010! So excited... OOH! We should make "Run, Blog, Sleep" T-shirts. Would that be extremely lame???

Meg said...

I love your running group picture, how fun!

Denise said...

soooo jealous of your blogger meet up!! i told mel, you guys need to come run on the east coast some time.

I Run for Fun said...

That is so awesome! Marathon + bloggie meet up. Perfect! You will have a blast.

ajh said...

I love the header of your blog, the title and the quote.
First time I've run across your blog.

Rio said...

I was thinking of Seattle, but it's pretty close to a race I was already planning. Looks like a fun race!

lindsay said...

man marlene you are quite the marathon (life in general) traveler! caribbean, disney, seattle... take me with youuuuu (get me out of kentucky) ;)

goodness you just ran disney and already training for another marathon. you are a running machine!!