Monday, May 05, 2008

Half-Marathon Mancat & Meezer Monday

While our humans were running a half-marathon yesterday (13.1 miles /21.1 kilometres), here's what we were doing:
Dragonheart and Merlin

Our humans did okay at the half-marathon. It was a personal worst for our mom, unfortunately. She was on track to run a great race until somewhere between 8 and 9 miles, when her stomach starting acting up on her. She couldn't keep running with her stomach bothering her, so she had to alternate running and walking. But she wasn't aiming for a personal record/ personal best time, so she's okay with it. Now, once our humans have recovered from the half, they'll start training for the Dublin Marathon in October (26.2 miles / 42.2 km).

49 comments

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We hope yer Mom is fellin better by now. At least ya both look comfy tagether!

Kimo & Sabi said...

WOWY - just thinkin' about a marathon would poop us out too!

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Beloved brother and little Merlin! I have had the most wonderful adventure in Hawaii. I know how many adventure your humans have been on since they moved to Germany...now a trip to Ireland in October?! Such a beautiful thing to look forward to while training for the run. I do hope your mom is feeling better...such a pity to not be able to excel when so well prepared for a run.
I promise to send your crinkle sack you won in Lilly Lu's benefit auction soon. Do let me know when Paypal has been made. I warn you, however, the crinkle sound is very addictive:))
I hope your springtime is warming up your window spots just right for snoozing...
Love your Miss Peachy

Daisy said...

Oh, stomach problems on a long run does not sound like much fun! I'm glad she was able to finish even though it was not a PR.

Ana said...

I hope your Mom's stomach is okay now. It's sad too have such problems in such a big day.

Millie said...

You guys look so cozy together!

Sunny's Mommy said...

That's great that your parents are runners. It's good for their health :-) But personally I like the way you 2 spent Sunday ;-)

Princess said...

Ah it is good to have a personal worst. Hopefully it will never change and always be the lowest mark. Congrats to both of your beans for running. mom used to run in high school, now she just skates and walks.

You two look like you were having a sleeping/snuggling marathon. I hope it was one of your best!

purrrs for a happy day

The Meezers said...

oh dear, we hope your mommy is feeling better. poor mommy!!

you two look so cute and snuggly

Gandalf & Grayson said...

You too look very relaxed!

We congratualate your Mom for starting the marathon! Anyone who starts one is already Victorious! Hope herr tummy is better!

Mickey said...

Ooooooo,poor Mom having tummy trouble :) Hope she feels better.I'm sure she will when she see you two :)
The Dublin marathon is long!!!! Lots of training coming up :o
Good thing your folks are in great shape!
Purrs Mickey

Adan*Michico said...

Running is not for the fastest record, but is a self knowing process. That's what I think.
Just like taking quiz, not for the score, but just knowing how much you have already understand.
I think your mommy is already doing very well~!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Our Mom is very good at sitting on the curb and cheering the runners on.
She did that for many years at the Peachtree Road Race and a couple of marathons.

We hope your humans do great in October!!

~ KittyBoy

goldenshade said...

Hope your mom feels better! You guys are very cute resting though. I think I would be into the resting more than all that running!

HotMBC said...

Aw man, that must have annoyed her though. Wish my Mom could run to the corner, nevermind a half a marathon. Anyways, I'm hanging out at the M-Cats club today, come on by guys.
Purrrrrrrs,
your bud Pepi

Junior said...

I think I would have chosen to do what you guys did!

Tell your Mom that at least she tries!!!

TT said...

Wow! That is alot of runnings. No wonder you both snuggled up and waited for the beans, I woulds too!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Oh I'm so sorry that your mom's stomach was giving her trouble during the race.
you boys look very snuggly!

Tara said...

Mom can relate, she sometimes has trouble with her tummy when she runs too. Half marathons are her favorite race. But I think the two of you had the best idea.

Tara

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Looks like you two brothers had the best idea of how to spend the weekend. Hope mom is ok now.

Veronica (& Fig) said...

wow! my parents beans can't runs at all. you have very fit beans. that is great. but you look very comfy in your blankies! and warm!
veronica

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I hope that your Mom is now feeling better. I am sorry she wasn't able to do better. Purrs.

I am glad you guys were working hard while they ran!

Ariel said...

Hope your mom's feeling better.

Tybalt said...

You both look very cute all snuggled up together. I think your mom is great to even try a half-marathon, much less to keep on going with a tummy ache!

Thanks for stopping by today! Purrrrrs.

Parker said...

Dear D. & M,
Mommy had to comment from work for me today. We can't get to your blog from our home computer. For some reason it locks our computer up and we have to reboot.
Which stinks, 'cause we like to visit you every day!
Please tell your folks that we all think they are great for staying in shape and doing marathons!

Monty Q. Kat said...

I hope your Mom feels better today!

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

You guys gots the right idea...why would anybody wanna exercise when they could snuggle with a friend?

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Team Tabby said...

We hope your mom is okay. We think the two of you look cozy in da blanket. Have a great day.

Mindy & Moe

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

That is the cutest picture of you guys cuddled up sleeping!

Your Mum and Dad must be very good runners!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh no, my LL would have most likely yakked in that situation and been done. Great for your mom that she pushed through!! You two are absolutely adorable, as usual.

Kaze

Moki said...

We give your beans much credit. We could never run a marathon!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

that is such an adorable picture! mike and i enjoyed our marathon, but i think that'll be the last one i run...i like nappin better!

i hope your mommy is feeling better. i'm sorry she had a hurty tummy. you kitties probably made her feel all better.

mommy finally posted a couple pictures of me and mike at the Hofbrau House we have here!

PB & J said...

Purrsonally we think you had the right idea! But we're sorry that your Mom didn't do as well as she had hoped.

Alasandra said...

Our Mom & Dad couldn't run if their life depended on it. We are very impressed yours did a marathon. ~Socks

The Furry Kids said...

You guys have the right idea! We hope your mom's tummy is feeling better.

Love,
Tazo

Cat Street Boyz said...

WE love to blanket snuggle! That looks so comfy....move over!=^Y^=

Babs (Beetle) said...

Your mummy did well to finish with a bad tummy! Hope it's better soon.

Purrs, Sukie X

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, your parents are so cool. Mom thinks marathoners and half marathoners are awesome.

Roxy

Charlotte said...

You guys look so cute there. my SMS used to run half marathons and other races as well until she started studying and working. Now she has no time for anything.....

Thankyou for coming around and wishing my SMS a happy birthday. She was working till 11pm that night. Good thing Momo and I brought something back from our cruise for her to eat. We celebrated all day for her!

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

I sure hope your mom is feeling better! You both look very cute cuddled up together napping. I prefer napping to running.

Spooker said...

Napping is SO much better than running a half a marathon!

That reminds me, time for a nap!
~Auntie Spooker

Beau Beau & Angie said...

We are so impressed wif yur beans athletic ability. It am so nice to see them caring so much for their life bodies.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hope your Mommy is feeling better. We think that we would join you two instead of running the marathon. You look very cozy!

Lux said...

I hope your mom feels better now ... personally, I would rather do what you're both doing! ;-)

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Wow the matathon thing is cool! You must be very proud of them! Haha I just proud my momma can walk around the block. With a tiny woofie.:p ~Queen Snickers

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catsynth said...

I think we'd prefer your activity to a half-marathon. ;)
Looks really comfy and peaceful.

The Cat Realm said...

Oh, we are sorry for your Mom... Bu these things happen - we hope she feels better now....
We are personally more into the kind of sport the two of you are exhibiting, hahahahahahahahah
Karl
P.S. we do have another fund raiser for CFHF up - and I am afraid you might want to have a look at those pictures, I really do.......

Just Sharlene and My Spice Cats said...

Half Marathon? Your humans are sure very fit. I can only managed 10km and I was already struggling....