Haha! Will this be what I look like after my 7 continents, 50 states, 5 marathon majors -- one a marathon a month -- quest is over? A happy, friendly, been-around-the-world, skeleton?
I'm officially a marathon maniac. I know a lot of you, dear readers, i.e. Kino, Leong, Ben, Tim, etc. etc., have been telling me to sign up for this club for years. Okay, so I finally got around to it. You see, I never really thought of myself a someone different, or certainly not a maniac. But as these marathons keep adding up, I guess I'm separating from the norm a little bit. Anyway, the club acceptance response to me read, "Brooke, at last you have found refuge, a place where you can call home, where the insane can feel Sane again, and once again be treated like a normal human being. Welcome to the Marathon Maniaces InSane AsyLum!!!! http://www.marathonmaniacsdb.com/Maniacs/Scorecard.asp Following are the requirements, and some of them do seem really insane. I'm just the freshman, with the minimum requirements met (Bronze Level - I have 4 marathons in 4 consecutive months), listed 7th from the bottom. And just so you know, the Prez. of the Club has an all time steak of 57 marathons in 1 year, a lifetime record of 212 marathons and is on his quest for 50 states. I think I'm going to try to meet up with this guy!
1. 2 marathons within 16 days
2. 3 marathons within 90 days
1. 3 marathons within 16 days
2. 6 marathons in 6 consecutive calendar months -- will be this soon!
3. 8-11 marathons within 365 days
1. 4 marathons within 37 days
2. 12-18 marathons within 365 days -- will be this in September in '10
3. 4 marathons in 4 different US States, Countries or Canadian Providences in 51 days
1. 4 marathons in 23 days
2. 19-25 marathons within 365 days
3. 2 marathons in 2 days (48 hours) and finish both races -- might do this!
4. 9 marathons in 9 different US States, Countries or Canadian Providences in 365 days
Ruthenium Level -- is this really a metal?
go to the website -- too crazy
Osmium Level -- really?
again, we're getting insane here -- check link out above!
Palladium, Platinum, and Titanium Levels
even I'm getting bored and overwhelmed here!
Just a quick report on other things going on -- running related, or course...
1. Body is holding up and feeling good! Last week: 50-ish miles, -- one day with a 4 mile tempo -- 2 hot yogas and a one mile swim. I'll run about 40 this week, throw another tempo in, and do the same swim and 2 hot yogas. Have to coordinate the swim and the yogas with the hair appointment -- have to get the 'natural' blond put back in :) Still working on the meditation goal, does dozing off in the carpool line count -- with the car off, of course?!
2. Have gotten six Alexandria businesses to commit to a donation of $1,000 a year over the next 5 years. Meeting a lot of good people...
3. Getting ready for Sedona -- Feb. 6th www.sedonamarathon.com -- and hope to meet up with good friends' -- hi Shawn! -- brother Sean, and also parents. Sean is a CBS anchor out in Phoenix www.kpho.com/station/9513057/detail.html. RunningBrooke news story?!
4. Planning with Garrett, over at Lululemon, two fun runs. www.lululemon.com We're thinking about a run -- 6 miles -- then brunch, a run then abs, then brunch, a run then stretching, then brunch... Any ideas, good readers? More miles, less miles, course map, worksheets or recipes?
Okay, that is it. I have to get out of the house and guess what, go for a run! I'll do 6 easy miles and probably go to the pool for that one mile swim. I have this new flotation device (belt) that I want to try out to see if I can tolerate pool running. Already have a water proof case for the ipod... Anyone interested in a little pool jogging or does anyone have experience with it?
Cheers and it is a beautiful day for a run!