Friday, March 23, 2012


We're in!  I am Marathon Maniac #5179, Kelley got #5178.  I'm so proud to be included in this fantastic organization.  It took a lot of work, but the 3 marathons in less than 90 days qualification was met.  At the next marathon, I'll be wearing that yellow singlet with pride.

This recovery week has been going well.  The soreness is all gone from my legs, but it was certainly hard to get down stairs until about Wednesday.  I've been able to stick with the strength training and yoga plan, hitting the mat every day this week and hitting the weights M/W/F as planned.  Last night I even hopped on the stationary bike at the gym for a while to spin the legs out some.  Next week it's back into base building for the triathlon season with lots of shorter workouts, so that's going to be fun.

Somebody put this on facebook so I had to share.  Drunk yogi's unite!

Wednesday night we had a blast hanging out with our friend Kayte.  She had some friends in from England and wanted to show them some local flair.  So we all went to a Carolina Hurricanes game and then took them out to our favorite pub for a few local brews.  Rob and Jo had a blast, and they were a really neat couple to get to hang out with.  And it turns out the Hurricanes played a great game!  The brits had never been to a hockey game before, so I got to explain some of the rules and strategies.  We saw a few fights, they won a close 3-1 margin, and it was just a very physical, aggressive game.  Afterwards we went around the arena to try and get player autographs, and one of the backup goalies signed a bunch of stuff and gave Rob a puck!  That was really cool.  What a fun night out.
Me, Kayte, Shawn, Jo, Rob, Kelley at the Flying Saucer after the game.  Rob loved the 93 beers on tap.  It's tough for an American pub to impress a brit, but he loved it.

L-R, Kayte, Shawn, me, Jo, Rob at the PNC Arena watching the hockey game


Hugh Jass said...

Way to go maniacs!!!!! I qualified to be a half fanatic with the New Year's Double but I never made it official.

Mmmmm. Beer sounds so good.

Viper said...

Congrats on your officially diagnosed mania. Glad the hockey game was fun. Too bad Carolina is so far out of the playoff picture. My Buffalo team is trying to scrape back in before the season is over. Cheers!

Lily on the Road said...


So glad you had fun with the Brits and glad that the Hurricane's had a good game.

OMG, that yogi is so funny, I've sat here and laughed for about 10 minutes. I know...small things amuse small minds!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

3 marathons in 90 days when you have two young kids at home... Yup, I'd say you're both maniacs :P

Haha but seriously congrats, that is really cool!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That yoga video is awesome!

You have ran more marathons in the last 3 months than i have in my life. ;) I'm at 2 but will hit 3 this fall. From now on my goal is to do one marathon a year. I don't think I could do 3 in 3 months like you maniacs did!!!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Wow, 3 marathons in 90 days! That is crazy! I am lucky to do one! In my lifetime!

I love that drunk yogi cartoon. Pretty fun.

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Wow, what an achievement! well done!

Haha, love that video - wish I was actually that flexible when drunk, not just thinking I am - it would have saved me a few bumps and bruises over the years!

Alisa said...

You're crazy! You and your lovely wife...both crazy! =)

Wes said...

Awesome! I'm looking for something more akin to the 10K Maniac :-)

raulgonemobile said...

Way to go! More results showing what an awesome job you've been doing

Al's CL Reviews said...

Great job on being officially crazy!