Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Seattle bound!

First, some sad news. I found out from a friend of mine out east last night that one of her training partners was killed on Sunday evening when she was hit by a motorcycle while out for a run. My heart goes out to the victim and her friends and family. Police were only able to identify her by her name written on her water bottle - please remember to carry I.D.!

On a more positive note, I fly out tomorrow morning for Seattle! Hubs has generously offered me one of his corporate passes to the Maple Leaf Lounge at the Toronto Airport so I will be waiting for my flight in luxury while enjoying a free breakfast.

We have an exciting few days planned with Tall Mom and company, most importantly the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Saturday - my 5th marathon!

I can't wait to meet some of you at our Bloggy Carbo Load Dinner tomorrow night! Check in with Tall Mom for details!



A few of you have asked about my goals for the race. The truth is, I don't have any except to (hopefully) run with Mel, Amanda and (maybe?) Steph for as long as possible, to remain injury-free and HAVE FUN! Can't wait to see what race day brings!

38 comments:

J said...

YAY!! So exciting! Hope you have a great flight and an awesome time in Seattle!

Meg said...

Have SO much fun!

Michelle said...

I'll be there too! Hoping to meet some bloggy friends! I'm coming over from Walla Walla. I ran the rock n' roll last year and it is BEAUTIFUL! The weather should be perfect!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Races for FUN are totally necessary to throw in there once in a while, especially after the victory of 26.2 you had last month ;) Can't wait to hear about your trip!! HAVE FUN!

Fair Weather Runner said...

so tragic about her running partner. makes me appreciate the ability run (well or not) so much more!

GOOD LUCK on No. 5. Sounds like you are all going to have a blast, kinda jealous really. Maybe ya'll will do it next year and I can crash. I LOVE Seattle and have wanted to run that marathon for awhile now! Can't wait to hear all about it.

TNTcoach Ken said...

I think you should try and win the race! It could happen.................

runnernic.com said...

So sorry to hear about ur friends running partner. That's awful! :-((((


Best of luck this weekend!! Kick butt and have lots of fun!!

Lily on the Road said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear about your friends training partner, how very sad.

Always carry or wear your Road I.D., always...

and have a wonderful time!!! take lots of pictures (I live vicariously through you).

stay safe and lucky for you your Hubs spoils you!!

Heather said...

Good luck with the marathon this weekend. Have fun!

Kim said...

Wow, so sad and scary about the jogger that died. I just moved my RoadID to my new shoe.

Good luck on your marathon!

Marky Mark said...

Have a wonderful time!

Teamarcia said...

Have a super-fun time in Seattle!
Tragic about your friend's training partner--so sorry.

Denise said...

wow, that article...she was even on the sidewalk, doing what she should have been doing. horrible news.

have a great time this weekend! hope you make it to the east coast some day for a run!

destination262 said...

So sad to read about the runner, but a good reminder of wearing the road id. I want to wish you luck this weekend at your 5th marathon. You are going to rock it. Get it... Rock it.. Rock and Roll...:) Anyways, have a great time!!

Mark said...

Tragic story...put things in perspective!
Have a blast in Seattle!!

The Happy Runner said...

So sad about your friend's partner. Roads can be really dangerous.

GOOD LUCK in seattle and have an awesome time! yay!

Boris Terzic said...

Sorry to hear about your friends friend, really sad.

Enjoy Seattle and the marathon!

Stacie said...

So sorry about your friends running partner.

Have a safe trip!!! I'll see you in Seattle.

Running Diva Mom said...

OMG -- that is such a terrible and eery story. Gave me chills.

Good luck this weekend with all your groupies!! Can't wait to hear all the reports and see all the pics!!!

Jess said...

So sad to hear about your friend's training partner! Glad I have Road ID now.

Good luck and have fun in Seattle! I love that city.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i am soooo excited, I swear I have to be feeling better by tomorrow!!

Amanda said...

That's so fun that you guys are all running together. I can't wait to read all the reports!

lilmeg said...

Have an AWESOME trip Marlene!!!!

And if you see Edward, send him my way ;)

Bethany + Ryan said...

wow! that is VERY sad and SO tragic about that poor woman!! Obviously, the point of the story is her death but it PISSES me off to no extent that the media always refers to runners as "joggers." i HATE that! give the woman the credit she deserves. she was out for a run, not a jog. UGH, poor lady, SO SAD! :-(

best of luck to you in Seattle!!! You are going to have a blast! have fun!!!!

H Love said...

Happy travels...see ya in Seattle!

Morgan said...

My heart goes out to the runner's family! So tragic. :(

Good luck this weekend girl, remember to BELIEVE in yourself and the rest will work itself out. Have a blast and take lots of pics of the meet up!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

SO SO sad about the runner :( Have an amazing time in Seattle, with all the bloggers, and rockin' the marathon!! Can't wait to hear about it!

Aneta said...

good luck, marlene! u will do awesome!

Aneta said...

good luck, marlene! u will do awesome!

Lisa said...

wow, I'm so sad to hear about the runner. As sad as it is, thank you for reminding us to be safe and carry ID. It is definitely important, even when running around your own neighborhood.

Have a fantastic time in Seattle! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. Good luck!

Tricia said...

so excited for you!

daysrun said...

The Denver marathon is a R&R this year and it will be my 5th too! Best of luck!

Her Name is Rio said...

So sorry to hear about the runner. :( I recently changed from shoe to wrist Road IDs and now I'm forgetting it all the time- will not do that again!

Have a great time in Seattle! Safe and luxurious travels!

A Toronto girl out West said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the runner that passed away. Please share my condolences with your friend.

PS: Good luck in Seattle!!! I'm sure you'll rock it!!!

TallGuySurfing said...

We're tearing out of here as I type this to make the long flight from Florida to Seattle! I'm so excited! Good luck in the race and most importantly HAVE FUN (one of my top goals as well)!

Amy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's friend.

You are going to do great in Seattle, and have so much fun to boot!

Runner Leana said...

Oh no, that's terrible! I'm sorry to hear about your friend's training partner.

I am great about carrying ID with me on the bike, but not so much on the run. I've got a new RoadID coming in the mail though that should alleviate that.

Have a great trip and a fun race! I can't wait to hear all about it!

lindsay said...

oh such sad news!! hope your friends are coping well...

hope you have a great weekend! run fast!