Saturday, November 29, 2008

Philly Photos and Update

My lack of blogging the last few days pretty much matches my lack of inspiration to do much of anything. Right now I have an intense sore throat and I have taken Cepacol, NeoCitran, Aspirin and Cough syrup. Don't worry, it wasn't all at once, but if this post seem loopy (well more loopy than normal) bear with me.

Our group having a pre-race celebration dinner.


Expo

Liberty Bell




Touring Philadelphia -beautiful architecture!


City of Brotherly Love.. Hubs and I are thinking of making X-mas cards out of this picture. We also have a mushier version with us kissing, but I spared you the gushy gushy!



Done!



On the course. I looked like a bumblebee!




Hubs doing a Rocky pose on the Rocky Step (Museum of Art)


Hubs running up the steps after the marathon.


Hubs and I on the Rocky steps (post marathon) with Philadelphia cityscape in the background. I was shivering cold!



Today I was supposed to run 30K with Christy, but since I was so sick, Hubs ran with her instead. They totally kicked butt and ran 35K!! Way to go Christy, Disney is yours now!

So I have spent the past week looking at what marathon is next. I almost signed up for Vegas and even e-mailed the CIM race director to gain entry to that full marathon. Even though he offered me two spots, I have decided to wait until February (most likely) to run another marathon. I think the week I took off was needed since I never get sick, my body just needed to rest and repair.

I do have one last race planned for 2008. The Hamilton Harrier Boxing Day 10 mile run. Any bloggers interested in joining? I have never ran a 10 mile race before, so it should be fun. I signed up for this race at the Niagara Expo for only $25, so I couldn't resist!

Anyway, I plan on getting to bed early, but I hope all my American blogger friends had a restful Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with family and friends. Thanks for reading!

22 comments:

N.D. said...

Great pics, I <3 the Love photo idea!! Hope you are feeling better. Holding off on CIM/Vegas is probably a good idea. Feb/March sounds good though!

M*J*C said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Your pictures are great!!! I thing the "Love" picutre would make an awesome Christmas card!!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Nice pictures. The one under the "Love" sign is a great idea for Christmas cards!!

Get well soon. :-)

FLYERS26 said...

Nice Pics!

Melanie said...

Love the love pic, those would make great xmas cards! Can't believe your Hubs was running up those stairs *after* the marathon! Sorry to hear you're sick, get some rest and feel better soon! I'll think about the Hamilton race, it would be awesome to meet you finally, but i'll see how i'm doing over the next few weeks before committing to it :) Sending speedy healing vibes! :D

Marlene said...

Those are great pics - especially the Rocky ones. I can't believe your hubs ran up the stairs!!

Sorry to hear you're feeling so crappy - rest up and get well soon. I think you've run enough marathons for this year. :)

I've never run a 10-miler and I have nothing else planned for Boxing Day... you've planted the seed. Another bloggie meet-up would be great!

Sonia said...

Your husband is crazy!! Or a really big Rocky fan!

Great pics, hope you feel better soon, and yes as a chemist I do not advise you take all this medication at the same time lol

Run Mommy said...

Hi Marci,

I hope you are feeling a lot better today! I felt so bad for your poor husband coming out with me for so long but it was FANTASTIC! I felt really great (albeit VERY sore) for the rest of the day. I really appreciate him doing that for me and I certainly feel great about Disney now! Hopefully in the coming weeks you will be better because running with someone for that long was WAY better than by myself.
I also had a nice chat with your mom while we did the pit stop at the second loop. She was lovely!

Love your LOVE picture by the way, a perfect Christmas card!

Thanks again and I hope you feel better!

Runnergirl said...

Great pictures. Looks like you both had a wonderful time in Philly. Hope you feel better!

Vava said...

Great pics! I was going to run the Boxing Day 10 miler, but the plantar fasciitis has derailed those plans and I am now taking all of December off, then (hopefully) starting my training again to prepare for the Around the Bay 30K at the end of March. Have fun on that race, but first get well soon!

joyRuN said...

Awesome pics!! Can't believe your husband ran up those steps after the marathon.

Girl on Top said...

Great job!

Chic Runner said...

Those pictures are great! :) Congrats on the philly race.

J said...

Love the pictures! I love that "love" sign!!

J said...

Love the pictures! I love that "love" sign!!

J said...

Love the pictures! I love that "love" sign!!

Marcy said...

I love the throw your hands in the air one! Very nice!

Denise said...

I haven't been sick in so long and I came down with something after the marathon. On top of the cold I got, I was up getting sick all through the night. I think my body is telling me it needs a rest. And I'm not happy about it.

X-Country2 said...

Way cute pictures! I love the Christmas card idea.

I'm the exact same way about thinking ahead to the next race already. :o)

BeachRunner said...

GREAT pics!! Hope you feel better soon.

Jenny said...

Love the pictures!! Especially the last one...despite the cold.

Laurel said...

Love the pictures. J and I are using carious shots of us around Philly for our Christmas card this year. One is under the Love statue. The other is the exact spot on top of the art museum steps where you guys are!

Feel better soon!