Wednesday, June 01, 2011

May 2011

I'll try not to make this recap alllll about that one race but ... oh nevermind, I'm not even going to try. ;)



Total Distance: 243.7 KM/151.4 mi (by far my lowest this year, but to be expected with taper + recovery)

Highest Weekly Mileage: 81.1 KM/50.4 mi (Race Week)

# Runs: 23

# Doubles: 2

# Non-Run Workouts: 3 (2 short and leisurely bike rides, 1 strength/core)

# Rest days: 10

Races: Sporting Life 10K, Mississauga Marathon




Favourite Run: I'll give you one guess. :)

Most Hardcore Run: 18 mile run-mute to work (Week 17)













Book of the Month: fluffy girl stuff - Something Borrowed and Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Song of the Month: The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars - can't get enough of it!

Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: The Bachelorette

Obsession of the Month: BQBQBQBQBQBQ

Indulgence of the Month: there have been many




Drink of the Month: how to choose? (but I'm back on the h2o now!)



Current Wish-List: a magic wand to get us into Boston when registration opens. Too much to ask??

Current Need: physio! I was spoiled going every week leading up to the race, but now I have to ration my coverage for when I really need it later in my next cycle.

Triumph of the Month: a very special achievement shared with hubs


Current Bane of my Existence: post-marathon pounds. oof.

Current Blessings: air conditioning! hello heat wave!

Current Excitement: new run clinic starting in a couple weeks, and my progression to a new pace group!

Current Goal: to continue recovering and start getting my legs back with some speed as the month goes on - 2 5Ks in the first week of July!


What was the highlight of your month?

41 comments:

Running Ricig said...

fluffy girl stuff is my favorite kind of reading these days :)

The highlight of my month is probably warmer weather! We actually got to open the windows!

fancy nancy said...

Summer is my time for fluffy girl books! I just can't get enough of them!!

You had an amazing month!!! My highlight this month has been the weather FINALLY warming up!!!

Laura said...

I sooo wish there was video of you at the finish of Mississauga...it would be awesome to have seen you..the pics themselves are so inspirational.

Robin said...

You did so well and hopefully you get into Boston. Would love to follow your journey. I to think it's too bad there was no finish line video in Mississauga, I wonder why. They had one in 2010....yours would have been great.

The highlight of my month...also BQ in Ottawa, but more importantly breaking 4 hours.

Lisa said...

you had a fantastic month!!!!!!!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Quite the month of here - and you're already ready to start training again?! Ha, machine woman. I need at least a month or so of a mental break - I admire the drive over here! :)

Highlight of my month: moving to a new place we love!

The Happy Runner said...

Such a great month, Marlene! Love the collage.

Deb said...

Fabulous month! And yeah, you're entitled to bask in your achievement some more.

Emily said...

i listened to the lazy song on my way home from LP and pledged to play it on repeat after my ironman is over! great month, per usual! actually this month was anything but usual, kick ass awesome BQ month!

Raquelita said...

You owned the month of May! My life highlight was finding out my sister is preggers! My running highlight was crossing the finish line of the Madison half with a good friend.

Michelle said...

Highlight? Um, yes, that ONE RACE! Eugene baby! BQ! Now if I can only hope to weasel my way in! Keeping my fingers crossed for us both!

Morgan said...

I would actually have been upset if you didn't talk a whole lot about that "one" awesome race you had! May 2011 = Best Month Ever. :)

Heather said...

What an awesome month for you - great pictures!

Aneta said...

what an excellent month! good for u marlene.
LOVE the medals.
u rock.

yay for june! have a good month. i know u will do amazing things.

my highlight: 29 days of activity and all the walking i did.

Runners Fuel said...

That is a great month!

stoppingfordaisies said...

Such a great month, that's so exciting!

Johann said...

Super month for you! We have some distance competitions in our club every year. This is all about total mileage per year and for training and racing and so on. I always hate when taper and recovery bring the totals down so much, but in the end it's all about the big picture and the long term goals. You've been running great!

Tricia said...

loved this, what an amazing month for you

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love soaking up your BQ glory! Congrats on a killer month!

Nicole said...

Back to back Marathons! May was a great month! Your amazing sweet cheeks!

J said...

May definitely was an awesome month!! So happy for you once again for BQing! how did you like something borrowed?? I loved it and loved the movie too!

Jessie said...

Those medals are AWESOME!!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Great month... even with recovery and taper, miles looked high to me. Great job girlie.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

How did I miss so many post this week? I feel brain dead :)

Moving up in pace group is A BIG DEAL!!!! You have worked your butt off and earned it!

Still smiling for you and hubby.

Aron said...

Best month ever!!!!!!!!!! :)

Emz said...

MAY MADNESS!! YOU ROCKED IT!!

Drink of the Month: how to choose? loved that!

Char said...

I'd say you had a pretty good month.

Lacey Nicole said...

lol :) awwww marlene i'm just so happy for you.

MAY 2011 one for the books :)

ajh said...

I had a great May but the highlight was VCM with my kids.

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

It's your blog and you can talk about one race if you want to :) haha- plus we all enjoy it :) Congrats on a fantastic May!

Abby said...

Totally with you on the literary fluff. Reading had been feeling like a bit of a chore, but the second the semester ended I picked up something blissfully mindless, and I haven't stopped yet. Such a necessary guilty pleasure.

The highlight of my month? Probably finishing up my first year of professor-dom. And training for what will undoubtedly be June's highlight - a five-day race in Costa Rica!

Her Name Is Rio said...

This has to be just one of the best months ever for you! It makes me smile to read this recap!

Richelle said...

Best month ever! Again, way to go!

Running-wise, I'm pleased with my two PRs in May (1 mile and 10K). I was also happy to meet two bloggers at the TC 1 Mile. Jewelry sales went well this month, and the wedding prep is coming along.

destination262 said...

You had an amazing month Marlene, way to go! My May was pretty good, nothing too crazy, but all and all it was a fun month for me. Though I'm looking forward to June and then JULY!! :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

My May was AMAZING!! Loved it. And so proud of you darlin!

lindsay said...

I challenge you to beat my 5k... Loser buys the winner one of those zip-top bags of m&m's... In the winneUr's favoUrite flavoUr of couUrse.

Run Jess Run said...

I loved the Something Borrowed books.

macnic said...

Highlight of May for me? Mississauga Half Marathon of course!

Can't wait to see what you do in the second half of the year!

Wifey said...

I want to be you when I grow up. Tee hee hee.

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!

Oh, and that damn Lazy song won't leave me alone either!

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Julie D. said...

just finished something borrowed. Did you like something blue? I had never read emily giffin before and I loved how entertaining and mindless it was. A nice 'break'! :)

Congrats on the BEST MONTH ever!! string it out as long as possible!!

RoadBunner said...

I loved Somthing Blue!! That fluffy girl novel made me cry! Which I think only maybe 4 books (of much more serious content) has ever achieved.