Sunday, September 28, 2008

Where in the World is Shirley?

Still in Hawaii?
Back in Florida?
Up in New Hampshire?

If you guessed the last one, you are right!

Between Hawaii and New Hampshire, I had one short week in Orlando to catch up on 3 weeks of mail, do my yard, complete 6 short computer-related projects and work 2 afternoons at my local running store. Then I got about 2 hours of sleep Friday night, hopped on a 6am Saturday flight and caught up on some much needed sleep on the plane.

Today I finished the Clarence Demar Marathon in 4:08:25 -- Woo hoo!

With my recent hammy issues and the Maine Marathon next weekend, I am elated. Any finish would have been great but a negative split and a 4-hour-ish finish is even BETTER.

Details and photos to follow shortly!

23 comments:

Jenny Davidson said...

Glad you had such a good race!

Wendy said...

Way to go Shirley!!!!

MarathonChris said...

Great job, Shirley!!! Now you can relax for a good race next weekend. Looks like good cool dry weather for next weekend! :-)

Stef said...

Congratulations Shirley that's wonderful!!

TRI TO BE FUNNY said...

How on earth do you do this???? Amazing!

RBR said...

Holy cow! AWESOME!! You were smart about your injury and came back strong and fast!

Congratulations on an awesome job!

I LOVE that picture! What a cool shot!

TJ said...

Awesome race whilst jetting around the world. Looking forward to the report.

KodaFit said...

Nicely Done!!

Bruce said...

I was thinking about you when I read on the news the other day that a typhoon was headed towards Maine. So I guess you will miss that as it should have gone by now. Amazing how you can be all swimming one week and then a marathon runner the next and the one after.
Your Hawaii-5-O swim video was an inspiration and I'm sure it helped me go faster on Saturday when I last swam (before the typhoon came and the pool was closed). I just copied your stroke action as that is just the way KPN swims.
All the best in Maine.

Gotta Run said...

Are you Wonder Woman or what?!!!

GO GIRL!!!

cindy said...

Way to go!!! I can only dream of a marathon time like that :-)

Glad the hammy issues are better.

jeanne said...

fantastic time!!! great work!

Petraruns said...

Wowee wow wow! What a woman you are! YOu're a dynamo! Can't wait for the full report - you might be on Mars by then!

Runner Leana said...

Awesome, congratulations Shirley!

Susan said...

Busy lady!!! Wow - you packed in a lot of activities in a very short time - and an awesome marathon! I can't wait for photos.

Marathon Maritza said...

Shirley, you rock!!!!!

Formulaic said...

Great job!

Totally awesome! I am so happy for you!

BreeWee said...

holy cow chica, you are so busy and can still run like that... incredible.

Smithposts said...

Great finish on the marathon! Looks like you finished strong with enough in the tank for this coming weekend! Good luck with the Maine marathon!

CewTwo said...

Breathe! Stop and breathe (Occasionally)!

Just kidding... You are one active lady!

Have fun and good skill!

-> Gee... And I just want to finish my first marathon <-

Jade Lady said...

Congrats on the NH race! I'm glad the hamstring was ok.

Kevin said...

You truly are a marathon maniac!! Great job

RoadBunner said...

You sure are a travelbug! But I suppose to do the 50 states you have to be one!

And yes, you do have a lot of hair to fit under a swim cap.

"Pretty bad." Not what I want to hear about a hill when I'm running a marathon.

Good job!