MarathonMaiden's Blog

June 10, 2011

Previously on MM…May 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 11:02

I am soooooooooooooo totally aware that today is June 10th. AKA we are officially in mid-June.  And I never put up my May recap-y post.  In all fairness I didn’t put up any posts this month so far.  So in one sense I’m really not that late because this is my first post all month.

Needless to say I’ve been busy.  And once my computer got that virus 2+ weeks ago I haven’t turned it on once after getting it fixed. And then I went away last weekend for a graduation (in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful. But middle of nowhere.) So I’m popping in real quick before I head away for a wedding this weekend and I go even longer without posting. I have some awesome pictures from my weekend away that I want to share. (I totally rubbernecked on my runs) and I’ve had some strange/amusing encounters on my runs lately so I know I’ll be back.  I sure hope so because I’ve missed y’all!

Anyone remember when I posted daily? Yeah, I didn’t think so either.

thanks google

May 2011

  • 425.6 miles
  • 67 hours 16 minutes 3 seconds
  • 9:29 pace

May 2010

  • 286.6 miles
  • 42 hours 40 minutes 49 seconds
  • 8:56 average pace

The biggest, most obvious, difference is the increase in miles. WOW. I posted my miles with my Dailies crew and got a couple of questions/remarks of “how do you run so many miles?”.  Well I really don’t know.  It’s not like I’m sacrificing much here: I’m an early riser in general so getting up between 0530 and 0600 typically happens no matter what time I go to bed and I’m lucky that I don’ t have kids or a spouse or those obligations.  That frees up lots of time.  Plus I”m young so my social obligations don’t start until at least 2000.  Somehow it all works out.  I mean, I definitely skimp on the sleep and many runs have been a little dehydrated from the night before.

And obviously pace suffers.  That’s pretty obvious is the stats too. Which, at this current moment, is something I don’t really care about.  I have prospect races but nothing that I’ve laid down the cash for so I’m perfectly happy just going out there and running big.  Or twice in one day and with the weather getting to be SUMMERTIME is something I’m loving.

Overall: good month. Some other highlights? Well this was a really stressful month on the family front but I got some good stuff out of it too.

  • Some of my stress was relieved when I found a place to sublet for July and August (and a place for beyond that! I AM SO EXCITED!). Turns out I will not be living in a cardboard box on the side of the road for the remainder of my time in PVD nor beyond that. Holler.

thanks google

  • WARM WEATHER. Borderline hot. Holler again.  It’s so nice to be able to go out at night and not wear a jacket or sweater.  It’s definitely helped my social life.  Which, speaking of, going out with Lacey over Memorial Day weekend was fan-freaking-tastic. I love dancing.
  • Evidently not baking though as I only made one recipe. And if memory serves me correctly I stated such in my post.  They were cookies though.  Win?


  • Cracked ribs.  Okay so maybe not a highlight per se.  But it makes a great story.  Luckily I’m almost at 100%.  I don’t need the painkillers to sleep anymore, which is nice, but I can still feel that my ribs are a little damaged when I take deep breaths.

Hopefully this post was coherent. When I started typing I felt like I forgot how to blog! It’s Friday so it’s a half day for me (don’t be tooooooooooo jealous. I had to work several 9-10 hour days to get it!) and I’ll be

  1. Catching up on your lovely blogs
  2. Enjoying the wonderous(ly hot) weather
  3. Cheering the Bruins on tonight

Ready? BREAK!


  1. Glad to hear/read from you! Enjoy the warm weather..not the Bruins though! Go VAN!

    Comment by Laura — June 10, 2011 @ 11:22

  2. Fantastic mileage, girl. Studly with a capital S.

    Comment by Flo — June 10, 2011 @ 12:27

  3. Ouch on the ribs! Just let me say that I really envy your mileage right about now! Great job.

    Comment by misszippy1 — June 10, 2011 @ 12:45

  4. Isn’t it ridiculous how crazy June has been so far? Not loving it…

    That cardboard house looks quite comfy… is it rent-controlled?

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — June 10, 2011 @ 12:46

  5. Cracked ribs?! Oh my word! Glad you are better though ❤

    Comment by Jess — June 10, 2011 @ 13:33

  6. Welcome back!

    Comment by Chelsea — June 10, 2011 @ 14:25

  7. Great month! I love that “Winning” poster!

    Comment by Kim — June 10, 2011 @ 14:48

  8. I can’t believe how much mileage you do, girl! And in last year, holy moly! How much you’ve grown!
    I am uber impressed…and remember, your cardboard box would be yours! You would turn into a home, I am sure….I am sure you are relieved at finding a place, as it feels more secure and your path firmer. I am just thinking how firm your footing is!

    Comment by specialkphd — June 10, 2011 @ 14:51

  9. Great job on the month of May. Hope the rib is feeling better! Enjoy your weekend!

    Comment by J — June 10, 2011 @ 16:06

  10. Yay here you are…been wondering where you’ve been. Glad to hear all is well. Summer slips away all too fast. Enjoy it!

    Comment by Marcia — June 10, 2011 @ 17:31

  11. Glad things are “running” smoothly for you!

    Comment by Rebecca — June 11, 2011 @ 08:40

  12. umm. that’s ridic mileage for everything going on… post marathon crap, ribs, etc. you’re just a beast.

    apparently if i let myself run low on nutrients/water/electrolytes i end up in a lot of trouble with my weird health issues. that’s what i would like to believe is going on right now anyway (magnesium-heart-situation) b/c that is a simpler, non-scary answer vs. heart attack or something.

    anyway. hijacking your blog.

    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. i’m glad you found time for us. it’s not like you’ve been grabbing anyone sexy to love on them.

    Comment by lindsay — June 11, 2011 @ 12:14

  13. I wondered where you’d been! Glad to see you back, sounds like you had a great May, I’m always in awe when your monthly milage smashes my yearly milage!

    Comment by boxruneat — June 11, 2011 @ 14:09

  14. Holy miles! Nice job enjoying your running and not stressing if pace is a little slower than last May. ( double the miles, that is crazy cool!) Summer and general busyness seems to make it hard for me to post as much lately. Glad I’m not the only one. 😉

    Comment by Lisa — June 11, 2011 @ 20:49

  15. When you’re running 100+ miles a week, working full time, AND having a social life, I think you’re allowed to skip daily posting 😉 But seriously, our lives all get busy – enjoy yourself and your readers will be here when things calm down.

    Also, can you come to NYC so we can dance/get-dehydrated a.k.a. drink? K, thanks.

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — June 12, 2011 @ 18:04

  16. Wow!! Holy monster miles there girl!! You are always such an inspiration!

    I’m happy you won’t be living in a cardboard box – yay!!!! 🙂

    Comment by Jill — June 14, 2011 @ 15:31

  17. checking in on ya! hope youre doing well

    Comment by tricia — June 15, 2011 @ 11:10

  18. Not only can I not fathom that many miles in a month (I can’t even get to 300 without breaking), I don’t know how you did that after an injury. I’m still fucked up from my Boston injury that I got on less than 300 miles a month. I wanna be like you. Will vodka help me get there? 😉

    Comment by angryrunner — June 20, 2011 @ 13:52

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