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?
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41 thoughts on “May 2011

  1. 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!!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!! 🙂

  14. 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

  15. 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!!

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