Today’s photos are brought to you by Marlene of Mission to A(nother) Marathon. I can’t recall specifically when I started following Marlene but I knew I would like her blog when I saw the picture of her in an M&M outfit in a race. From there I read all her posts and commented and then one day while awake at 3am I saw a good morning all tweet from her. I thought….there is another? I am not the only one up at this time with those over in England? (BTW – I love reading the British tweets at 3am….jolly good fun!) So we started encouraging each other with our early AM wake up calls and Then.It.Happened!
She became a triathlete. The person who referred to it as the dark side has been fully converted. She is not only racing triathlons, but she podiumed in her first two events on a HYBRID! And now the dark side has sucked her in so much that she is shopping for a TT bike. It will not be long before we call her IronMarlene.
That is enough of me talking about her, so here she is presented in her own words:
Bio – I’m 28 and live in the Greater Toronto Area (Ontario, Canada). I started running in January 2007 when I became bored of the usual equipment I was using at the gym. I was on the treadmill for a while before I ventured outside, but once I did I was completely hooked. I ran my first half marathon with my husband in September ’07 and my first marathon in 2008. Just shy of 5 years after my first run, I have now completed nearly 60 races including 16 half marathons and 8 full marathons. I qualified for Boston in May 2011, shaving more than 1 hour off my first marathon time. I have recently ventured into the world of triathlon (or the “dark side”, as I affectionately call it!) and look forward to many great things to come.
Here is her day of dining in pics:
There is nothing on this menu that I would eliminate except for the Diet Coke, but you can drink a diet coke when the rest of your day is filled with veggies and fruits and whole grains. And did you notice her serving sizes? I guarantee that Marlene felt satisfied without feeling stuffed. This is a perfect example of how eating healthy is not a chore and that you get to do it all day long.
Marlene – you absolutely rock and I cannot wait to cheer you on next year at your two 70.3s and then 2013 when IronMarlene comes out. Keep doing what you do!
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