Maniac #2197

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Hello World!

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!


Bronze Level

1.  2 marathons within 16 days
2.  3 marathons within 90 days

Silver Level

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

Gold Level

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

Iridium Level

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!

RunningBrooke

3 comments:

Dash said...

Ha! You know I LOVE my pool running, here is my video, George told me I need to extend my legs more, I'm working on it! :)
http://www.rundash.blogspot.com/2009/11/pool-running-video.html

runningbrooke said...

Thanks :) What pool? We could meet and actually talk!!

Garrett said...

Brooke I cannot wait to start our running group next weekend! Have a blast at Sedona...we are cheering for you, always.

Garrett and the lululemon Clarendon Crew

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