Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Five Things Tuesday

Because I make the rules around here. ;)


1. I tried a nose plug for the first time in the pool yesterday morning. Not a fan. I kind of felt like I was suffocating and it completely threw off my breathing. I've received some advice that it's not the best habit to develop, so I guess I've kicked it before it started. I had a bit of a stuffy/wobbly head post-swim, but it didn't last too long.

2. This morning I was out early for some tempo intervals with Juliana. It went better than I expected given the conditions (heat wave). Unfortunately, my head is all foggy and congested again and I have just been feeling crappy in general post-run. It looks like I may have to cry "mercy" and give myself some more rest. While the stubborn side of me wants to push through the next couple of days since I will be resting up over the weekend anyway, I also know (thanks to some "gentle" reminders from my doctors friends) that I need to rest to get better, and I need to rest now. Please excuse me while I wallow...

3. Blog fail! I completely missed my 1000th post! When I started this little "diet" blog back in 2006, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would have run 8 marathons 5 years later, or that I would find myself so involved in this awesome community of bloggers. Thank you so much to everyone who continues to follow along, whether you were my 1st follower or my 600th. This is pretty anti-climactic, but here's a little impromptu giveaway (prize TBD). Simply comment on this post to enter. Everyone who commented on post # 1000 will automatically receive two bonus entries. To earn an another entry, please refer to # 5 below.

4. Is it Friday yet??

5.  Teamarcia tagged me for a little Q&A. Anyone who asks a question will receive a bonus entry for my 1000th post giveaway. Ask away!


54 comments:

RunningLaur said...

Congrats on 1000+!
Youve done so much in 5 years. Anything you're most proud of? (maybe other than the BQ? ;) )

RunningLaur said...

I don't know that I've ever been first before!

Laura said...

Holy postages!
What is your engagement story?
What is your favorite restaurant?
What is your favorite....perfume?
see ...I ask the heavy non-running questions in these parts...

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Yay for 1000! I've loved following along!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Other than Boston (obviously) if you had to choose only one race next year what would it be?

teacherwoman said...

Congrats on your 1000+ post! yay!

Johann said...

Wow, 1000 posts...that is something for sure!
Questions: Will you go up to ultra running eventually?
Have you done any trail running/races?
From my son (Rohann, he is 10): What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite animal?

lilmeg said...

I like prizes.

Here is my question *clears throat*:

If you could get ANY bike regardless of cost, which bike would you get?

You can choose to report a training bike and a racing bike if you prefer.


I love that you are into tri now. :rofl:

J said...

1000 posts! Wow!

Whats your favorite long run distance?

And I would like to know your engagement story too!

Anna B said...

Wow, I've left this window open for like a half hour trying to come up with a question. Okay, so here goes.

The Goofy Challenge: how horrible was the second race?

lish said...

Yay for 1000 Posts!! I am hope that you start to feel better soon...I must admit that I am getting very stuffed up after my visits to the pool...

What are your long-term tri goals???

What would your DREAM vacation be?

What Race was the most defining for you?

destination262 said...

Congrats on your 1000th blog post!! :) I still can't believe you been blogging for so long. :)

Q; What's your typical pre-race breakfast.

dietitianontherun.com said...

I had no idea this started as a "diet" blog! I've been reading for almost 1.5 years now (whoa) - ha how did I miss this??

If you could run in ANY country (race or otherwise), where would you go?

Caroline said...

I love these Q&A I am hosting this over at my blog also
ok

you are Canadian...parlez vous francais? a little?

who would you like to meet?

favorite Canadian singer or band?
please dont say it's Bieber..I will not recover...

Where did you go to College?

Amy said...

Wow! 1000 posts!

If your present day self could travel back in time and have a chat with your high school self, what would you say?

Mark said...

Marlene, I think you'll get used to the water the more you swim....hope you get to feeling better soon! Congrats on 1000!! You are an awesome young lady, that's why your blog is so great!! Looking forward to the next 1000!!

Jill said...

Wow, 1000? That is awesome! I think it's pretty cool to see how much my blog has transformed over the years. I don't really put a lot of time in it as you do but I do enjoy it and the people I've met along the way....I'm sure you could agree. :)

So my question is really just one: when are you coming to Colorado to run with me!?!?!?

Happy Tuesday!

Janice {Run Far} said...

1000 posts?? Geesh. I am pretty sure I am far to lazy to ever come close to 1000.

Torie and Erik said...

Congratulations on the 1000th post! You've definitely come along way :)

Teamarcia said...

Congrats on 1000 on your 'diet blog'! Crazy how life takes us places we've never dreamed.
Hope you're feeling better soon.

What was your major in school and are you doing something related to that now?

Aron said...

ONE THOUSAND!!!!!! That's a lot of posts :) you have come a long way my friend!

H-woman said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts!

Do you meal plan? What are your pre- and post-run meals/snacks?

=)

Alanna said...

Yay for 1000!

Q: Spud (4) loves your "Neminemy" costume picture and laughs every time he sees it. He wants to know what flavours you and your friend were. :)

misszippy said...

1,000 posts? Holy cow!

What's the biggest lesson about running you have learned so far?

Rene' said...

1,000 posts? That is amazing.....
While I know that running is your passion, do you think a half iron man or iron man tri are in your future?

lindsay said...

When are you going to have babies? Do you even want babies?
Where did you go to college? What did you major in? Did you have a crush on any of your professors?
How did you and Maurk meet?
Why don't you learn to spell correctly and quit putting U's before R's?
How many blogs do you follow/have in your google reader?
When are you coming to visit the beautifully humid state of South Carolina?

Kim said...

My favorite question to ask for these:

What is your dream race that you have yet to do?

Raquelita said...

Congratulations on the milestone post and on all the accomplishments you've achieved along the way to it!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Diet blog???? Ha, now look at you Crazy Canadian.... Okay, is it true that you only get two hours of daylight up there in the winter???

Char said...

5 years of blogging - pretty impressive.

My question is - what's the most embarrassing thing that's happened to you while training or racing?

Rachel Wasserman said...

Congrats on your 1000th post. Looking back to the beginning of your blog - which I have done a number of times - and seeing your evolution as an endurance athlete is inspirational!

runningonwords said...

Wow, congrats on 1000 posts! What's your favorite race you've ever run and why? And I second the question about your engagement story.

Nicole said...

Whats your Favorite COLOR??? :) I love learning about new people!!!! Are you an only child? Where is the coolest place you've been?

Deb said...

Wow! Nice job on the 5 years. Not to get too corny, but you are such an inspiration. I started as a diet blogger too. If I can do half of what you have in 5 years, I'll be a happy woman.

Q & A: What is your most embarassing childhood experience?

kristen said...

Yay for 1000!! I hope I commented on that post ;)
I'm not sure I'd be able to do noseplugs in the pool either.

Ok, my question: If you could live anywhere else, where would it be and why?

Jason said...

That is awesome....1000 posts.....purely awesome.

Questions for you:
Are you prepared to learn to pee on the bike for the triathlon?

How did the whole changing in the bathroom to workout start?

What is the one race that you want to do that after you do it you can never do it again? You can't get revenge no matter how bad it went and you can't repeat it no matter how great it went?

Julie D. said...

happy 1000th, to one of my fav. bloggers! what is the next thing on your 'bucket' list?...running and non-running related?

Robin said...

Post #1000, that's incredible! Congrats!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

OH NO! How did you miss the 1000th post?! =) That is A LOT of blogging!!! Way to go!!

And the nose plug? Not a fan either. Just blow air out your nose constantly. You'll get the hang of it.

Emz said...

1000+ holy. Crap. Awesome!!

What blogger would you most like to meet in person?

Love the "because I make the rules around here" comment. ;)

Jenn @ I am woman, watch me cook said...

You are such an inspiring runner to me ( I just started seriously running this year ) and religiously follow your blog! I do have a question for you...I just started using energy gels and noticed that you use salt as well. This might sound dumb..but what kind of salt? Do you use it in training or just in runs?

ajh said...

1000 posts! Wow!

Tricia said...

Congrats on 1000!


You've kicked butt loosing weight, but more importantly, you've maintained the loss. What are your tips for maintaining?

also:

do you pluck your eyebrows,wax or thread? They look great!

Joanna said...

You are a prolific blogger!

GOOD luck kicking the sinus infection. They can be rough. You're smart to force some rest. Patience!

Sara said...

When you started this "diet blog" did you plan to run marathons to get into shape...was that your goal? Or did you just want to get into shape and fell into running in the process?.

Did you meet your husband through running, or before ?

When you are going to post your core routine that you promised me?? (ok, it wasn't a promise, it was a mention that you might, but Please??)

Where do you get your marathon training routines? I know you've mentioned your husband gets them ready for you, but does he create them? or just organize them into a spreadsheet for you?

If you miss a week of training due to sickness or injury do you skip that week on your training schedule, and just move on, or do you continue with the week you missed and try to even it out later during training?

Congrats on 1,000!!

Richelle said...

Way to go on 1000 posts! Here's to 1000 more!

Would you ever want to do an Ironman?

Zoë said...

1000 posts??? WOW.
Hmmm.....if you could trade places with a celebrity for a day, who would you pick and why?

Wifey said...

Congrats on 1000! Pure Awesomeness!

What is your most memorable race? Not necessarily your favorite ...

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Elizabeth Dean said...

Congratulations!

What about being a runner makes you feel the best?
How do you cope with fatigue/lead legs/lack of motivation to push through?

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

1000, wow!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

CONGRATS!

My question is when do you plan to come to the West Coast again?

or

What is the best local race for someone from out of town to come run WITH you??

runninglawyer said...

Two questions for you:

1) What do you say to yourself internally when you want to quit, when you are tired, sweaty, it's awful weather, etc to get out there and do it?

2) Most embarassing running story?

Cat B. said...

Just found your blog...well actually I found it a while ago but didn't realize you were a fellow Canuck!!

Cat B. said...

Might as well ask a question while I"m here....
How do you feel the running 'scene' differs in Canada as opposed to the US?