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Beyond Goofy...I'm a Marathon Maniac!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

So...after completing the Disney Goofy Challenge last weekend, we went on our cruise and had a wonderful time! It was totally relaxing! Did no dancing, no shore excursions, just rested. It was perfect! Was sore most of the week, and trying to catch a cold which wasn't good.

Well yesterday, I completed the Clearwater Marathon, another 26.2 just a week after completing 39.3! Within the 3rd Mile, I was thinking "And just why I am I doing this again?" I felt okay and kept my pace slow, walking every half mile or so. Had some foot issues early and and my calves were on fire the entire race! The weather was perfect, overcast and cool and the course was wonderful, about half along the water and the other half along beautiful neighborhoods. There were 3 bridges and 3 steep overpasses. Was not expecting that. I didn't even try to run those!

Stopped to take a view pictures of the view, went to the bathroom twice. Finished in 5:26. Better than Disney, wasn't really looking for a particular time to finish, was just happy to finish.

So doing these races officially gets me into the Marathon Maniacs (you have to at least do 2 Marathons in 16 days, of which I did them in 8 days OR 3 marathons within 90 days, which I did 3 within 36 days). This is why I did the race yesterday, just for Marathon Maniac status. And I'm not the only crazy one, there were at least half dozen people doing the same thing, including one Running Friend who ran Disney as her first marathon, then a week later does an even better time yesterday!

So 9 days, 3 races, 65.5 miles...Time for a break! Will do very little running for about 2 weeks to give my body time to really rest. And will NEVER do anything like this again lol! From Marathon Maniac #6557! emoticon

Pic from the Cruise:


Pic of Kelly and who ran her first Marathon last week and we ran Clearwater together yesterday:


Some views from the race:




And of course, the Bling!



And took a picture with a current Marathon Maniac! Can't wait to get my shirt!
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TONYTHETSANGEL 2/19/2013 10:09PM

    Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!! Congrats. I've been so busy since getting a job, not complaining though. Glad I was able to stop by before signing off for the night. Looks like you & hubby had a great time on the cruise! I like your pics and the bling!!
Rest up and I look forward to reading more about Marathon Maniac!!

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EMATTHEWS37 1/27/2013 11:18AM

    Wow Tia!!! What a great accomplishment!! You truly are wonderfully...beautifully....crazy!
! Great Job!!

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LILSHINE 1/23/2013 9:41AM

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LALAFLOWERS 1/22/2013 7:10PM

    Crazy runner!! I've toyed with the idea of Fanatic status.. but the timing is tough here in MD. But... Congrats!!! Enjoy the rest. You earned it!

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MBSHAZZER 1/22/2013 11:16AM

    AMAZING, Tia!! I thought you might be trying for the Maniacs when I saw on FB you were running ANOTHER marathon!! WTG! I cannot imagine atttempting that feat! I'm totally incapacitated after 26.2!

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SONDRAJ20 1/22/2013 9:48AM

    Congratulations on your Marathon Mania. You really are amazing!! Now be sure to post a picture of you in your Maniac shirt.

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SEABREEZE64 1/22/2013 5:37AM

    Awesome accomplishment.

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NEW-CAZ 1/22/2013 2:52AM

    emoticon Tia, you are the Energiser Bunny,,you just keep going! emoticon emoticon

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AATKIN01 1/22/2013 12:03AM

    wow. you are awesome! that is a major accomplishment. emoticon

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DUKEFAN86 1/21/2013 10:28PM

    Wow, that's fabulous! Congratulations! emoticon

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MYRTLE811 1/21/2013 10:17PM

  YOu are looking fabulous and I admire how you are maintaining your weight. That's what I hope to do when I reach my goal weight. You are an inspiration.

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NEWME0519 1/21/2013 10:00PM

    Now it's official! You are really something Tia!

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HOPPERV 1/21/2013 7:35PM

    Great job Tia. I saw you pass me on the course and you were looking good.

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SUNSHINE99999 1/21/2013 6:17PM

  well done. nice pictures. emoticon

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