Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Schools Out!!

Wow, I can't believe its been a whole month since I posted last! I apologize to you guys, but now that its summer and I have a whole glorious two months off, I promise to keep this blog more up to date!

I have been lurking on most of your blogs, commenting occasionally, but I promise to get caught up and start commenting on your blogs again soon!

I have some updates which I'll share by bullet points:

- I completed my 4 marathons in 5 weeks, so I am now a Gold Status Marathon Maniac, which was one of my goals for 2009!

-I bought a mountain bike a few weeks ago, a hardtail Cannondale, which I love. I have been doing lots and lots of off road biking, and joined this off road biking group, which I absolutely love!

- Although marathon running will still be my focus, I have been bitten by the same bug as Mel, thanks to FL and Nikemom's inspirational posts about completing a half iron man race. I am thinking of joining a triathlon specific swimming group offered near to my house. I may try a Sprint distance tri this weekend, just for fun, although I haven't practiced any open water swims. I am loving all of the cross training!

-I have a 5 mile race tomorrow. It will really be just a for a good lactic burn since I haven't been able to properly prepare, but I am still looking forward to it.

That's it for now, I have alot of backposts, so hopefully you will hear from me in the near future!

Thanks for reading, and Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian blogging friends!!

27 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Nice to hear from you, you will absolutely love the tri's, I know I do....after last year trying a tri, you go for it....You will excel.

RunningLaur said...

Welcome back and congrats on all the big accomplishments!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Wow you have been busy - no wonder no time to post!

Exciting stuff about dabbling in the tri world. WooHoo!

Denise said...

You ARE a marathon maniac! Welcome back.

aron said...

yay so happy you posted, I was just thinking about you :) CONGRATS on the 4 marathons in 5 week - WOW you are amazing :) very exciting about the tri's too!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

WOW, congrats on the gold status... you're amazing! Glad to see the bug has bit you too -- maybe now i'll have more of a chance of meeting you! :D Enjoy the bike!

Sarah said...

Wow...congrats on your gold status...that is amazing!

HEATHER said...

4 marathons in 5 weeks! My feet hurt just thinking about it! That's awesome!!

Jo Lynn said...

4 marathons in 5 weeks! You deserve gold status. Good job. ;)

Ted said...

Hey M - Happy Canada Day to you and your hubby! Wow - Congrats on the gold star in MM. Amazing! Is Amica Breaker Marathon in Rhode Island on your list for this fall? ;-) Your plan for this summer sounds too good.

Christy said...

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Jess said...

I can't believe school is just now out for you! Must be a long school year in Canada!

N.D. said...

you have so much going on, how exciting! congrats on being a maniac!

Vava said...

Happy Canada Day to you as well! All that mountain biking sounds like a blast, and have fun training for triathlons. Also, congrats on reaching your MM goal - it's an unimaginable accomplishment from my perspective!

Heather said...

Glad to see you are back - looks like you have a lot of exciting stuff going on.

Tammy said...

Good to see you back!

Congrats on the 4 marathons in 5 weeks, it sounds like, um, uh, fun?

I would love to do a tri, but I don't know how to swim. I mean, I really don't know how to swim... I might drown. I'll get there one of these days.

lindsay said...

happy canada day! that is some crazy marathon running - congrats on a well deserved status upgrade in the maniacs!!

MCM Mama said...

Congrats on Gold status! Looking forward to hearing more from you this summer!

joyRuN said...

FOUR marathons in five weeks - WOW!

That's freaking amazing.

Marlene said...

Triathlons now! That's great, Marci! All of the cross-training will surely make you an even stronger runner, too.

I hope the 5-miler went well and gave you a great workout.

Looking forward to hearing more from you now that you're done with teaching for the summer. :)

Missy said...

4 marathons in 5 weeks, holy crap! Way to rock it.

Yay for TRI! I lurve it...

Stuart said...

Holy smokes! All of that in one year, ok I can forgive your blog absence!

But you had better step it up for the second half!

Ali said...

Happy Canada Day!

Run Mommy said...

Marci! I can't believe you are finally making the plunge to Tri's..call me to run (or swim?)

Runner Leana said...

Oh...you may be catching the triathlon bug too?? Awesome!!!

Congratulations on your gold star status!!

RunToFinish said...

wow 4 in 5 weeks, that is so amazing! I am hoping just to make it to one more this year non-injured! you are my hero

Amanda said...

Welcome back, congrats on your marathons!