Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: the first 8

1. Toronto Waterfront - September '08 - 4:42



2. Toronto Waterfront - September '09 - 4:26



3. Disney (Goofy) - January '10 - 4:48



4. Mississauga - May '10 - 3:58



5. Seattle - June '10 - 4:15



6. Goodlife Toronto - October '10 - 4:11



7. Martian - April '11 - 3:46



8. Mississauga - May '11 - 3:37



9. Toronto Waterfront - October '11 - TBD


4 more sleeps

50 comments:

Fair Weather Runner said...

good luck on no. 9! can't wait to see what you do. run happy :)

Raquelita said...

You are so inspiring, Marlene! Good luck this weekend!

J said...

Number 9!!?? Really! Look at you go! I know I will say it again but good luck this weekend!! You are in such good shape from all your workouts!

Jason said...

quite possibly one of my favorite posts of all time. Smiles in all and such a great last shot.....

#9 is going to be just as smiley of course.

Cindy said...

i got a little teary seeing those pics, i remember your first one! good luck this weekend!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GOOD LUCK!! You are amazing! Toss those arms up and smile baby!!

Robin said...

Awesome! Look how far you've come! Incredible... Good luck on Sunday!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are epic! And this race will be too! Good luck!

destination262 said...

This is the most inspiring wordless Wednesday. I'm so pumped for you. I can't even wait to see what this one holds for you!

And I want you to know your comment on my marathon yesterday made me cry...seriously I had never thought about it that I can now say I run marathons instead of just saying I have ran one marathon. Thank you for all your support during my training and over the years. Watching you continually pushing and striving for even more greatness inspires me to keep on doing the same thing. I think I have it in me for a third. Watch out world!

Aneta said...

tears and goosebumps! thnx marlene~!

Leigh said...

That's so amazing that you are on marathon number 9! I just finished my third half marathon and have the itch to run a full...hopefully next year!

You look amazing and really slim in your martian marathon! Amazing what running does for the body :)

Hunnybee said...

Wow #9! Good Luck. You have definitely been an inspiration to me as I get ready to run #1 here.

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

How exciting! Number 9 can only mean more greatness. Such an inspiration...looks looking here and reading your training (which is obviously paying off at marathon #9!!!)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I just love that last photo! So much emotion.

Can not believe only 4 more sleeps. Wow. Did your training cycle go fast for you? ecause it flew by for me. You are gonna breeze over those miles. I'm looking forward to your next finish line photo!

Jess said...

So close! You'll do great, I'm sure!

amy said...

Nice photos! When I grow up, I want to have that smile on my face at the end of every race, just like you!!

Inspiring.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Love pix #8.......

Amanda@runninghood said...

This was too cool! Wow!! you've come so far in only 3 years! Love the progression. Can't wait to see what is next!

Char said...

So interesting to read your progression and to see what it's done to you physically. You're an impressive athlete, Marlene.

lilmeg said...

Put it on the line for Number 9!!! WHOOOT


...yes, I just rhymed.

ajh said...

Have fun with number 9! Which number will VCM be?

Jill said...

Oh how far you've come!! Go get it, girl!!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I think your wordless Wednesday just left me speechless.

Laura said...

wooohooo for 8 and weeehooo for 9.
I hope to see you on Sunday...but I doubt it with the crowds so run fast, run hard and have a blast!!

Christine said...

LOVE IT!!! You improved soo much - amazing!!

Teamarcia said...

How fun to look back at the first 8. WooHoo for 9!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Eight?! Gah, that is a lot of 26.2's. ;) Enjoy those sleeps - they'll go quickly!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Eight?! Gah, that is a lot of 26.2's. ;) Enjoy those sleeps - they'll go quickly!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Eight?! Gah, that is a lot of 26.2's. ;) Enjoy those sleeps - they'll go quickly!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

yeahhhh so many fun memories :)

Richelle said...

You have transformed yourself so much! What an inspiration you are to us all! Can't wait to see what #9 will be!

Denise said...

LOVED this post!!! it was the first thing i read at work today and started me off w/ a smile. :-)

Fran said...

Very cool to see them all under each other. 4 more sleeps, I'm getting excited for you too!

lindsay said...

Maurlene you is shrinking!

Hmm what's in store for this weekend? Fun? Goals? Ooh the suspense!!

Jesse said...

Fantastic progression!!! Amazing :)

Can't wait to read the report next week!

Jen said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon.

kimert said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday and lots of luck at your marathon... from me and TallMom! :)

ShortSkirts said...

Happy Birthday Marlene & Good luck on your upcoming marathon from me and TallMom :)!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

This is really inspiring to see your improvements over the last 8 marathons!! I'm a newish reader to your blog so I'm not sure if you've blogged about how you took so much time off between marathons? Would love to read about it!

Best of luck this weekend! LOVE that last photo of you! :)

~K~ said...

This is going to sound so original now probably ;-) but Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

Jen said...

Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon.


new reader here...great blog & seriously, good luck!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday from Tall Mom and I am wishing you a very Happy Birthday as well! Good luck in your marathon! You rock!

Julie D. said...

marlene, I've read along for (most) of your marathons and I'm totally inspired by your progression as a runner. I see so much of myself as a runner in you, and I know that I can do it, because you have. So fun to see your body transformation through the years, as well!! you are amazing!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

"Tall Mom and I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and Good Luck in your Marathon."

Happy 2-9iner

chattynatty said...

Happy Birthday! and good luck on upcoming Maraton!

Runnrmom said...

Awesome Blog! Happy b'day from Tall Mom & I :). RUN STRONG!!! I will be following your updates!

ShanMall said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (Here from Tall Mom) You have a great blog!!!

Nicole said...

i hope you had the best birthday and are having happy marathon dreams!

N.D. said...

I love these pictures! so awesome to see the improvement!

Leana said...

I think the Mississauga finish line picture is my favourite!