Friday, December 17, 2010

Tagged + Foto Friday

The lovely ultra-running, stroller-pushing, nature-loving, pigtail-wearing, dish-collecting Shelly of It's Just One Foot in Front of the Other tagged me to answer a few questions. Thanks Shelly!

SUAR said it best: "I always appreciate another opportunity to talk about myself." (Isn't that what blogging is all about?)

On to the questions:

What are you most proud of accomplishing in 2010?

What are your running goals for 2011?

As always, I hope to remain injury-free and continue running for the love of it... pushing myself to new limits and hopefully achieving goals along the way. I'm not ready to put anything official in writing yet... but I will be looking to smash the above-mentioned personal records.

What was your favorite race?

Rock N Roll Seattle - no personal records here, but it was a privilege and so much fun to run side by side with Tall Mom for 26.2 miles. We shared countless highs and lows, pit stops, laugh attacks and photo ops. I'll never forget it! We even made the website with the best finish photo of all time:

Team Pretty In Pink

What is your favorite holiday guilty pleasure?

You mean like these?

What is your most embarrassing running moment?

I have had my fair share of "squat in the bush" moments. Fortunately I've never been caught bare-cheeked, but these are certainly not my finest moments...

TAG! You're it:


Another Restroom Photoshoot!

Thursday Lunch Run - Before:

Geared Up:

And done:

Living Room - New House, 2008

New Paint!
(and sweaty post-gym 6:30AM Marlene)

(don't mind the weird shadows; I swear it's not my paint job!)

(tree still needs to be decorated)

I'll share some better wide-angle photos once the house is fully put back together (curtains up, photos on the walls, etc.). So far, I'm really happy with it! The colour is called "Reflecting Pool"; I thought the cool blue would be a nice compliment to all of our browns. Stay tuned for more photos and what my next paint project will be! (Although on Sunday I swore I would never paint again...)

Have a great weekend!!
One Week til Christmas!

HBBC Ongoing Tally Week of Dec. 11-17
Dec. 11 - run (6.8), Bootcamp (4) = 10.8
Dec. 12 - run (16.8)
Dec. 13 - run (5), F&V (1) = 6
Dec. 14 - run (8), weights (1), F&V (1) = 10
Dec. 15 - F&V (1)
Dec. 16 - run (10.3), spin (6), weights (1), F&V (1) = 18.3


Running Ricig said...

LOVE the seattle picture!

Jamie said...

love this! my favorite holiday guilty pleasure is definitely cookies or anything with frosting and sprinkles ;)

Nitmos said...

Good looking cookies!

Ew, that sounded unintentionally dirty.

Merry Christmas.

Emz said...

Only you could look so hot in a bathroom. love those photos!

That photo with You and TMom - smakes ME smile...big time.


Meg said...

Fun post!:) Thanks for the tag.

How come you look so good bundled up for the run? I look like a hot mess when I bundle up! Post your gear! (please :P )

Teamarcia said...

That's such a great finishline pic!

Andrew Opala said...

I like that Timmy's pic!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

My FAVORITE race as well.. That photo makes me SMILE every time.. Guilty plesure..hmmm FUDGE!!

Miss you!!

Katie A. said...

LOVED this! Especially the running before and after - you look amazing!
Enjoy your Friday! AND your weekend - now go decorate that lonely tree! ;)

Jill said...

COOKIES!!!! Yummy!

The pic of you and tall Mel is just priceless! One day you'll be telling your grandkids about that special day!

Have a great weekend, girl!!

Kimberly said...

Those cookies look too good, and I still have an hour to lunch :/

I had a question: How long does it take you to gear up for a lunch run? I tried it this week, and it felt like it took FOREVER. Any tips?

Anonymous said...

awesome post marlene! i love reflections!
u did great in 2010. cant wait to see what u do in 2011!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Tim Horton's sells more stuff than bagels????

Unknown said...

Your paint job looks great, thanks for the pictures!!
Love the cookies, too. I need to get to some baking this week.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love that you described me so well. I love true readers!

I am jealous of your running a marathon WITH someone, let alone with Mel! That is a highlight!

Did you make the cookies? Yumm!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your argyle shirt! LOVE IT!!...lunch runs = jealousy.

I love the new fresh paint job.

Happy Weekend!

Bethany + Ryan said...

you look SO thin!!!! i agree, that is the BEST finish photo of all time! love it!

Aron said...

skinny minny!!! love all the pics, love the paint and LOVE the cookiessssssss :)

Felice Devine said...

Yum on the cookies!
Great pics. Great 2010 accomplishments, too!

teacherwoman said...

That photo finish from Seattle is wonderful!

RunToTheFinish said...

so true the cookies are my weakness, but ohh so good

Char said...

You've got a lot to be proud of this year. It's been a great running year for you and all that work has really paid off.

Thanks for the tag. I'll get onto it as soon as I've got this wedding out of the way.

Nicole said...

what a neat post & a great year for you!

Anne said...

Loved your answers to those questions :)
Great haircut...I guess I hadn't noticed if it's been a while...and that reflecting pool blue is really nice and soothing. Have a nice weekend Marlene!

dawn @ running the dawn said...

love your pictures of your midday runs. i am so jealous that you're able to do that every day! teaching gives me a 20 working lunch where students come and ask me for help while i'm trying to shove food into my mouth. its awesome.

Lindsay said...

you need to wear those running tights more often. i wish my legs looked that hot! (again, where did you go? the great disappearing act of marlene, 2010) :) amazing.

the shadows are prob your table duh. light bouncing off the glass. i love the natural light from those windows!

J said...

Thanks for the tag Marlene!! Hope you are having a great weekend! You seriously are racking up those HBBC points!! Your house looks great and the tree looks very festive!

Boris T said...

Looks like you've had a good year.

Amy said...

Wow! I can't wait to read about you smashing those PRs in 2011. I have NO DOUBT that you will do it!

Love the paint colour!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Wow the Seattle finish picture is amazing!

Then again so are the restroom shots, just because you make me laugh :)

Denise said...

you definitely had a great 2010! just imagine what 2011 will bring you.

and how is it christmas already?????

Anonymous said...

The pic from Seattle is awesome! Congrats on a kick butt year! I am sure 2011 will be a great one for you :)

Love the wall color!

Unknown said...

What a fun post! Love the pics. You're miles are super impressive and inspiring.

Winks & Smiles,