Marathon Maniacs:Upon completion of the Vermont City Marathon (2009), I finally completed one of the criteria to be an official "Marathon Maniac." I'm now a member of the "InSane Asylum... Marathon Maniac #1566!! Here is an excerpt from the website on what it means to be a "Marathon Maniac"...
"Do your thoughts switch to the next scheduled race immediately after finishing a marathon?
Are you signed up for more than one race right now?...
Do you have so many marathon medals that you've run out of room on the hook they hang from?...
When asked by loved ones what your plans are for the weekend, you feel guilty telling them your running another marathon so you tell them "it's only a half this weekend"?...
Well if you answered yes to any of these questions, you just may be a Marathon Maniac!!!"
To become a certified "Maniac" you need to complete different sets of criteria that put you under different levels. In October, I hope to jump alllll the way up to Iridium Level but doing 2 marathons back to back in the same weekend. That's 52.4 Miles in 1 weekend! I've made a list of my Maniac "Level" Goals...
~Bronze: May 24, 2009~ Vermont City marathon~ 3 Marathons in 90 Days
~Silver: June 13, 2009 ~ Hatfield-McCoy Marathon~ 6 Marathons in 6 consecutive months (Disney, ING Georgia, Nashville, Vermont City, Sunburst, Hatfield-McCoy)
~Gold: June 13, 2009 ~ Hatfield-McCoy Marathon~ 4 Marathons in 4 US states in an 8 week period (this will include Nashville, Vermont City, SunBurst and Hatfield-McCoy).
August 16, 2009~ Leading Ladies Marathon~ 9 Marathons in 9 US States in 1 Year
October 4, 2009~New Hampshire Marathon & Maine Marathon~ 2 marathons 2 Days.
~Ruthenium: October 3, 2009~New Hampshire Marathon~ 13 Marathons in 13 US states in 1 calendar year
~Osmium: November, 2009~ OBX Marathon ~ 16 Marathon in 16 different US states in 1 calendar year
~Palladium: January, 2010~ 20 Marathons in 20 US States in 1 calendar year
Platinum: March, 2010~ 23 Marathons in 23 US States in 1 calendar year
Titanium!!! February, 2010 ~ 30 Marathons in 30 US States in 1 calendar year
I am a 10-Star, Titanium Maniac!!!!