October 8, 2012

26.2

{mile 26}
{new favorite running accessory: the flipbelt}

i completed the chicago marathon yesterday.
currently can't feel my legs.
i kept thinking back to my first training run 9 months ago in february in jackson hole.
i could barely run 1 mile and i remember telling myself, "this is probably a bad idea."
i trained through snow, ice, rain, and forest fire smoke.
not once did my feet touch a treadmill. 

to all of you who trained with me, especially julie my training buddy...
to all of my friends who politely reminded me, "how far are you running tomorrow?"...
to jeff for feeding me correctly, taking away that extra glass of vino, and standing there at the finish line...
to all of those who donated on my behalf to the american heart association...
the biggest thank you from the very bottom of my heart!
the love and support from all of my family, friends, and bloggers helped carry my shuffling body across the finish line. 

and i didn't poop my pants!
that alone is an accomplishment in itself.
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26 comments:

Sara said...

Congrats, that is just HUGE!!

Robyn said...

amazing. brilliant. well done. you look so happy and you are still running in that pic...must have one well!

Jess {The In-Between} said...

What a tremendous feat gf!
I just ran a 5k this weekend and wanted to die..I can't imagine running 26.2 miles.
Woo. Now travel time!

Kelley Spurlock said...

HAHA! You so rock! And I'm mainly referring to the fact that you didn't poop your pants. But the whole 26.2 thing is pretty great too.

JanM ♥ said...

Yaaay! Congratulations!

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com

Kim @ wanderlustee.com said...

amazing! awesome! congrats!

Lindsay said...

Congrats to you!! Way to go! I just signed up for my first ever run next weekend..its a 5k, um which is like nothing compared to a marathon, but it's a start, ha! Awesome job.

Ash said...

you GO girl.. so proud!

now.. about that glass of vino...

Jacqueline davis moranti said...

I love your determination, so inspiring! Congratulations!

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Maria said...

Congratulations! This is so awesome! I'm starting to train for a half marathon in January, I'm so nervous but so excited

Hima said...

I'm so glad that today was the day I decided to come over to your blog. Long time reader, never commenter, but I'm working on that :)
That's really amazing! Congratulations!

<3Hima

Meghan said...

Congratulations! You're so adorable! Judging by the pics it looks like it was a breeze for you ;)

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Shauna said...

Way to go! What a great accomplishment :)

Teton Ty said...

love this!!! you did it!!

Nicole said...

dang- you go girl! Congrats on poo free pants!

Jaclyn said...

you and your hot bod are an inspiration to me. next summer. training season. i will need some tips of course!!

mharvey256 said...

Congrats! This was the first time I stopped by your blog and I became inspired! Good work!
Megan
www.arayofsunblog.com

Ashley Murphy said...

You go girl! Congratulations!

This is something I have on my bucket list to do yet training always gets the best of me.

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment.

xx
Ashley

www.goldendivineblog.com

Denise Lopatka said...

congratulations!! that is amazing!!!!!!! xoxo

Padgett Hoke said...

Hurrrray!! So happy and impressed! Amazing job, you should be really really happy with yourself! Have fun on your trip - can't wait to see what you are up to!

Stamp in My Passport said...

My friend sam and i decided to train for a marathon....and then we got sidetracked by cookies or something and didnt do it...but i'm so excited you did it, congrats, that is such an accomplishment!!! :)

Allie said...

your face is just so clearly happy!!! im so happy for you! what an incredible accomplishment!

Anna said...

26 miles down and you still had a big smile on your face.. youre an inspiration! I'm running a 10K in 2 months and have been struggling trying to train, but maybe now I'll have a little more motivation :) Congrats!

Tina @ Like Ordinary Life said...

You are inspiring. Congrats! Now, I want to know specifically about your knees. Did they hurt real bad?

And did you ever hit "the wall"? You look FABULOUS in those pictures!

I've only ever run a 1/2. I'm a wimp. I worry about my knees....

Soooo happy for you. You are awesome!

Brandi said...

Congratulations!!! That is so incredibly awesome!! And so happy you didn't poop your pants haha