I am a Marathoner!

I’m going to post a full race recap when I have more time to sit and get all of my thoughts together, but wanted to let you all know that I did it — I finished and I’m officially a marathoner!

I didn’t hit either of my time goals, but I did finish and I feel really great about my race. I know I made a few mistakes early on that made the later miles more of a struggle than they should have been, but I’ll learn from it and I know what not to do next time!

I’m surprised at how good I feel too.  I’m a little sore, but nothing crazy.  I was able to chase Mackenzie down the hall at school this morning without hurting and I don’t hate the stairs anymore than usual.  I’m pretty sure that means I didn’t push myself hard enough, particularly in the last 6.2 miles when I was feeling great.  I’m okay with that though.  I wanted to finish and not be miserable and that is exactly what I did!

I have to say a HUGE thank you to my wonderful friends that waited around (some for hours) for me to finish and to Jessi and Mike for the awesome pep-talk at Mile 26 (they surprised me on course!).  I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful support system.  And thank you to my parents for watching Braden & Mackenzie this weekend so I could focus on the race and not being mommy for a day (although I did call my dad around mile 18 to check on them!).  And also, thank you to all of your for your amazing support and encouragement!  I couldn’t have done it without ALL of you!

Now to figure out a plan for my next one.. in just 6 weeks!


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  1. devon @ the food bitch blog says:

    Congratulations, lady! You’re AMAZING! <3
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  2. Congrats! I’m so proud of you for finishing! You looked great out there on the course! Wear your new title proudly because you earned it! You are a marathoner!

    • And so are you — congratulations to my marathon running, moon pie getting friend! :)

      You looked great too, I’m bummed we didn’t get to chat but it was great seeing you on the course!

      Are you running Disney in January?

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