Thursday, April 28, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. Yesterday I received some goodies in the mail!

First up, my much anticipated age-group award from the Martian Marathon:



Practicing for May 15th...
What's your best martini recipe?


I also got my medal for placing first in my age group at the Spring Thaw 5K:


And last but not least, Candice at I Have Run sent me this "RUNNERD" sticker for all of my runnerd-ing out during our drive to Michigan.  

Thanks Candice!


2. We've had our first taste of muggy mornings around here. Let the sweat-fest begin! During my run this morning I had a moment of insanity courage and actually tied my shirt around my waist, running in my sports bra. Apologies to the handful of people who had to witness my white fleshy tummy in person; luckily it was still dark and there weren't many people out.


Coming soon to the cover of Runners World!
 

3. Sporting Life 10K is this Sunday. So far, Nolan's Dream Chasers have collectively raised $4,920 for Camp Oochigeas. Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored me: Patricia, Vladimir, Richelle, Jennifer, Barb, Paula, Kenny, Michael, Jen, Juliana, Kevin, Kelly and Becky!

There's still time to donate and enter my fundraiser giveaway!



I've participated for the past three years and definitely look forward to this event every year. It's draws a massive crowd with all the fun that goes along with it, including entertainment every mile. It's a point-to-point FAST downhill course and definitely the place to PR.

Goals:

A: Sub-45:00
B: Sub-47:00 to beat my "unofficial" PR set during a training run in February
C: Sub-47:59 to beat my "official" PR from SL10K 2009

 

40 comments:

fancy nancy said...

Wear that sports bra with pride!!! You've worked hard!!!!

Good luck with the race!!! I'm sure you are going to be SUPER speedy!

Aneta said...

yay for warmth. not yay for humidity. my hair looks like i have been hit by lightning. hahahah

i ran yesterday and got my sweat on. it felt good for my lungs not to on fire from the cold.

ive always wanted to do that race. maybe next year. this year i am a pace bunny for a 10k at Run for Southlake. Really looking forward to being a pace bunny. but next year, if the 2 events are not on the same day...then im doing sporting life for sure.

good luck marlene. i know u will rock this race.

Jogging with Fiction said...

I have my runnerd sticker on my cubicle at work. It's a nice reminder that I'm not REALLY an office drone.

I looked exactly like that after my super humid 2 mile jog with the dog this morning! Real runs are going to kill me!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Presents in the mail are so much fun!

I know you are going to crush that race! Good luck!

Lacey Nicole said...

i love your smiles! :)
it is 70 out in boston this morning!!!!!!!!!!!! and it was 80 yesterday. it actually felt too hot. i am not ready for the 80s. lol all winter i complain about being cold and not it is already too hot :)

Teamarcia said...

How are you getting heat and we're not?? I feel so left out!
Sorry no martini recipes here. I am so alcohol sensitive I'm quite sure a martini would kill me.

Love that martian award though!

Lisa said...

good luck this weekend

Jason said...

Nice fetch there. My wife and I were appletini mavens at home and will get you the recipe but know that it involves apple cider, vanilla vodka, apple pucker. Probably 1/3 of each, in a shaker with ice and pour.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Love that sports bra! I have the same one in way too many colors because it's awesome!
Love all your prizes woman, amazing!
:)

Heather said...

What a fun mail day. Good luck with the race on Sunday!

Deb said...

Love seeing the prizes! You'll do great at the 10k, can't wait to hear about it.

Julie said...

Is it weird that I love muggy mornings?! I can't wait to get one here! Soon, please GOD!

I think ANY woman running in a sports bra is a beautiful woman! It is such a hard thing for so many women (even those of you in fantastic shape) to pull that shirt off and run comfortably.
I'm ALL about comfort!..and being comfortable with the bodies we have at any given time.

SupermomE12 said...

Yay for prizes! (Great job!!) Boo for humidity! :)
Good luck on Sunday. Sounds like an awesome race.

J said...

We are definitely having a heat wave! Hopefully this weekend wont be too bad for your races! Good luck in the 10k!!

Emily said...

you'll do sub-45 no problem!

and seriously, BEST age group award ever!

Runners Fuel said...

Cute sports bra! AWesome placing!! I love the award!

Gaspegirl said...

I think that you look great! Sounds like you have had a great week and good luck on the run this weekend.

Make it a great day!

misszippy said...

LOVE the martini glass hardware. My favorite hardware is always the unusual like that.

Have fun with the 10k--you've got sub 45 in you!

Amy said...

I love mail! May 15th you should mix up some grapefruit vodka with cranberry/raspberry juice and drop in a marachino cherry or two. Yum!

Good luck at the 10K this weekend!

Denise said...

love the courageous picture!! i hope that shows you even more how far you've come!

love the martini glass, altho i don't like martinis. yes, there is one adult beverage i'll turn down.

Jess said...

I used to be self-conscious about just running in a sports bra, but here in South FL, in the summer, really it's the best, most comfortable, choice. We'll see how I feel about that after baby #2, but even after Norah, my abs bounced back in good enough style that I was okay with flashing my belly while running.

Jamie said...

Oh I want to be warm too! That martini glass is one nice award. I had the most delicious birthday cake martini a couple weeks ago. If only I knew how to replicate for you ;)

Good luck this weekend! I have no doubt you are going to crush your goals!

Robin said...

Amazing cause...have a good run on Sunday!

Jill said...

I think a Lemon Drop Martini would taste mighty fine in that glass!!!

Go 45:00, gooooo!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I was so hot in Boston I thought about taking my shirt off, can you imagine? You look great!!

GOOD LUCK In your 10K, you are sure to Rock it out..

Miss ya!!

EPIC Giveaway on Tall Mom :)

kristen said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll have an awesome race. As awesome as your fundraising!

Heidi said...

You shouldn't feel self concious in that sports bra. You look great in that pic.

The Happy Runner said...

yay for goodies!
And, ok, yeah. I would love to look as good as you do in a bra top!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

It is muggy already. yuck! I guess we will get used to it just the the cold weather running.

You are going to hit your A goal!!

Char said...

That's a really cute top. And I wouldn't worry about the belly - there's not much of one there now. You could always do the fake tan thing cause a brown belly always looks better than a white one.

Richelle said...

That martini glass is a sweet age-group award! Here's a recipe for you (I used to work part-time as a bartender):

Tootsie Roll Martini:
*1 shot vodka
*3/4 shot Kahlua
*3/4 shot creme de cacao (dark or light)
Put all ingredients together with ice in a martini shaker and shake well. Strain mixture into glass.
Note how much alcohol is in it. I'd wait to test it out until after Mississauga. ;-)

I'm still not brave enough to go for a run wearing just a sports bra on top. Kudos to you!

ajh said...

You had a great mail haul! Yeah for some changes in the temps!

Tricia said...

Ok, you are BEYOND cute and could totally make the RW cover ;)

H Love said...

I can't wait for my next Runners World.

Laura said...

...if I looked like you I'd run like that all the time...
Chocolate martinis for the win...every time.

Forward Foot Strides said...

I have the tank top version of that bra (in peach)!

iruninkms said...

I'm running the Sporting Life 10k this Sunday as well. Good luck on your goals :)

Nicole said...

Good luck buddy marlene!!! :) I cant wait to hear how you do!! :)

runningonwords said...

Woah, nice awards! Good luck with your race!

Run Jess Run said...

That's a sweet age group prize from Martian. Great job getting all the bling!