Friday, September 10, 2010

September 10th

First - last night's speed work was a success! 8 x 800 at an average of 3:35 (slowest 3:42, fastest 3:26). It felt great to really get the legs moving.

Today is our 5-year wedding anniversary! We have the day off and started our morning with a long-ish run together. My legs were tired less than 12 hours after speed work, but hubs stuck with me and slogged along at my pace. It was a nice way to start our day.

21.0KM/13.0mi - 2:05:36 - 5:59/KM = 9:38/mi




If anyone had told us 5 years ago that this is what we would be doing on our anniversary, we would have told you that you're crazy! It's been quite the adventure so far and we're looking forward to the next 5... and 50!

And now we're off to the Algonquin Couples Resort for an evening of wining, dining and hot-tubbing! I'll leave you with some photos from the last few years.



2005:





2006:





2007:






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2009:





2010:






Have a great weekend!

61 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

Congrats on five years!! I love that you celebrate by running togeteher. So many touching pictures, but my fave has to be the legs running and the hands holding. Have a great day!

Emz said...

All teary eyed here.

I love this.

The photos are awesome. M&M one - priceless. I love that you guys run together. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Happy Anniversary to you.

Lindsey said...

The picture of you two running and holding hands is beautiful!!

Sarah said...

Happy anniversary! Enjoy your weekend ;)

abbi said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a wondeful weekend...loved seeing the pics!

bobbi said...

Happy Anniversary - have a GREAT weekend!!

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your running pic remains one of my favorites.
Have a blast.

TNTcoach Ken said...

OMG!!!!!!!! M & M costumes..... I don't drink that much to wear that.... LOL.. Have fun and many more.

Shannon said...

Happy Anniversary you crazy kids! ha!

MCM Mama said...

Happy anniversary!! Lovely pictures. Have a great time this evening.

Gosh, I feel old now. ;o)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Love this!! And all the pictures you two are sooo cute together.. and I know from talking to you how in love you are. AWESOME!! Have a great weekend buddy!

RunKathyRun said...

Happy Anniversary; I loved all the photos!

Rachel Wasserman said...

Congrats! Have a great weekend together.

I love the shot of both of your legs striding in unison!!!

Indi said...

Happy Anniversary! And all the best wishes for many many more wonderful and glorious years of running and doing all sorts of things together! Have a great weekend!

H Love said...

So sweet! Happy Anniversary! Love those strong legs!

Aneta said...

congrats marlene! thats awesome. great pix. thnx for sharing.
i guess i am overly emotional bc when i saw that pic of u guys holding hands crossing the finish line, i teared up.

have a fun weekend!

runninglawyer said...

Aw, congrats on hitting 5 years!!!! That photo with you guys in stride and holding hands is AMAZING!

Enjoy your anniversary!!!

Jill said...

I love the pics, what a difference 5 years makes! Happy anniversary and enjoy that fab weekend!! :)

J said...

Ok love the M&M one! So cute! Did you tell me this was your anniversary?? I think you did, but idk but I am super excited because now we will share the same wedding date!! AHH!! Congrats and have a super fun weekend!

Runners Fuel said...

Congrats on 5 years (I just celebrated mine in June). Have a great day!!

Heidi said...

Congrats ... and happy anniversary. Last year hubby and I did a 12+ mile run on our anniversary. It was just fitting some how.

You sure have shrunk over the years lady. Lookin' good!

Have a great day together!!!!!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Happy Anniversary! Love that finish line picture. So cute. Have a great weekend!

Christy said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! Love the finish line shot...so sweet!

Marky Mark said...

Happy anniversary to the still almost newlyweds and enjoy!

lindsay said...

happy anniveursaury! thanks for anotheur day off from wourk. :) i am not wine-ing, dining and hot-tubbing though, so have fun without me!

Quinton J said...

one of my favorite posts yet. congrats.

lish said...

Beautiful! Congratulations! Have a great time in Muskoka!

Sam's Minions (aka parents- Angie and Brian) said...

Happy Anniversary to you.

Staci Dombroski said...

I love that picture of you when you are holding hands over the finish line!!! Have a wonderful weekend ;)

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Love all the pictures!

Jamie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! Love all the pictures!

Bethany + Ryan said...

LOVE the M&M costumes!! haha so cute! and i love the pic of you 2 holding hands, that's great! thanks for sharing! You looked fabulous on your wedding day and you look even more fabulous now! you guys look so happy together! :-)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Holy cow you have changed over the years Marlene! You look fantastic! Beautiful pics!! Awesome that you started the day with a run!! Enjoy the romantic getaway!!

Hannah said...

Awwwwww. Warm fuzzies! Happy Anniversary! And, way to kick butt on your speedwork! Love it.

Andrew Opala said...

Happy Anniversary!

It's so great you guys run together.

A Toronto girl out West said...

A Happy Anniversary to you both!!!!

And can I just say how adorable I think the running photo is? If I were you, I'd definitely have it framed.

Laugh! Love! Celebrate!

Mark said...

Congratulations you two!!! Have a great time!!!

Lisa said...

Happy anniversary!

teacherwoman said...

Happy Anniversary!

amy said...

I love that you both wore yellow shirts for your run on your anniversary :) A true team!
Have a happy one!

Katie A. said...

First off, awesome job on the speedwork! You're rockin' it! And a nice 13 miles to boot!

Second, Happy Anniversary! Loved all the pics! And I LOVE how you both have found running - I think it will be the key to a happy marriage! Enjoy your weekend!

ajh said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing all of those pictures!

Boris Terzic said...

Congrats on the five years to the two of you!

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary! I love all of the pics! I'm not sure if the running ones or the m and m one is my favourite!

And great job on that speed work!

Zoë said...

This is so awesome! Congrats and happy 5th Anniversary! I love your pics throughout the years. :) Here's to many many more running anniversaries to you & your hubby. :)

Cynthia O'H said...

Happy Anniversary. The weather is perfect for Algonquin. Enjoy the weekend.

Char said...

Happy Anniversary. I love the pics - especially the M&Ms

Running Librarian said...

Congrats and happy anniversary! The pics over the years are great!

Felix said...

happy anniversary, you guys look great!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Marlene and Mark, Happy Anniversary!

Your pictures made me genuinely smile, you two look so happy!

the dawn said...

happy anniversary! it's so exciting to grow and learn together. those pictures tell such a fabulous story of the two of you and your relationship. hope you have fun at the couples retreat.

Nicole said...

OMG. you guys are SO cute together! I love the pics through time!!!! :) :)

Happy Anniversary!!!! :)

dietitianontherun.com said...

Happy Anniversary!! 5 years is a big one :) I LOVE the photo journey - you guys always look like you're having FUN!

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary!!! 5 years wow! I love the pictures over the last 5 years. Thanks for sharing! I hope you enjoy your anniversary!

kizzy said...

What a lovely couple....
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I Run for Fun said...

Congratulations!!! You both look so cute together. Hope you had a wonderful anniversary weekend.

destination262 said...

Happy Anniversary! I loved all the pics of you guys! Looks like you and hubs know how to have a good time together. And how cute to celebrate your anniversary by doing a run!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I have to tell you that photo of you guys crossing the finish line holding hands almost made me cry!

Amazing! congrats.

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary, Marlene!! From the post above, it sounds like you had a great time. What a cool resort! Love the pics, especially the one of you guys holding hands running. Cheers to another great 5 and beyond!

Kim said...

I love those photos! Happy Anniversary!

scarlet said...

Lovely photos! More power to you!
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