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I AM A MARATHONER!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Full post later, I'm off to have dinner with friends.

I finished even with my quads feeling like clenched angry baby fists from mile 8 to the finish (yes, seriously. NO idea why!) I finished ahead of my goal, even AND ran uneven splits(!) On legs that felt like death.

They feel worse now, OMG. And other things are starting to sing - knees, etc.
Getting into a car and drive the 90 minutes home = fun.
My thighs are so tight, it's crazy. "Iced" with a really cold water bottle in the car and then took a hot shower once I got home + tiger balm. Gonna do some Arnica, too.

Whew!
488 overall out of 577 finishers. 57/78 division First Half: 2:30:21 Second Half: 2:27:26
Gun Time: 5:00:31 Chip Time: 4:57:47 Average Pace: 11:22

I feel so proud.
I haz a medal! And a shirt! and a SPACE BLANKET like in the movies. :D



Also, thumbs up to carbs!



Yes, I ate a whole dang breadbowl at Panera. We also shared some coconut milk ice cream, gluten free cookies and I had a frappachino. I burned 2600(!) calories and my body wanted sugar in the worst possible way. I regret nothing! ;)

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GODZYFAN 11/3/2010 10:34AM

    CONGRATS!!! I can't wait to get there myself! But great job! Enjoy this accomplishment!! emoticon emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/27/2010 11:12AM

    Way to go! emoticon


And love the pic with your rats...

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ANNE7X7 10/24/2010 10:49PM

    That is SO awesome! Amazing time and you look fabulous!! Cannot wait to hear the full report!!

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MARLIE13 10/24/2010 7:15PM

    Ooooh congratulations! I am sooo excited and happy for you. Great job!

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SERENITY4LIFE 10/24/2010 5:21PM

    Way to go!!! AWESOME Job!! Sorry about the quads (mine were hurting too, but not until mile 20...no idea why either. Good news...it does get better!! :0) ).

You ARE a MARATHONER!! Woohoo!! Is it a great feeling or what?!

CONGRATS!! CONGRATS!! CONGRATS!!

Mary

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MBSHAZZER 10/24/2010 11:06AM

    AWESOME!!!!! Fantastic job. YOU DID IT!!! FWIW, my quads did the SAME thing & that had never happened to me in training.

Enjoy your recovery. I recommend an ice bath - it will really help!

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LIV2RIDE 10/24/2010 9:06AM

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GREAT JOB!!

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FRECKS96 10/23/2010 9:27PM

    AWESOME!! Congrats!

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MOMONTHERUN1 10/23/2010 8:35PM

    Great job! emoticon

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JLITT62 10/23/2010 8:24PM

    I never doubted you would do it! So proud of you.

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ELISELOVE1 10/23/2010 8:09PM

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CASSARM1 10/23/2010 7:47PM

    emoticon AWESOME!!!! Congrats!

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