Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mission Accomplished!

I just got back from Houston today after finishing my marathon. That's right, friendos, I'm now officially a marathoner.

My stepfather took the following photo of me clapping with joy shortly after I crossed the finish line. I think I look so happy not because I just ran a marathon but because I could finally stop moving.

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Actually it was because I was so delighted to see my family cheering for me.
I finished in just under six hours, which is significantly longer than my goal time. I also probably walked at least two of the last five miles when I realized just how damn hard a marathon is. I'm a little disappointed that I wasn't able to run the whole thing, but I also realize that I did the very best I could do and I am very proud of myself for ambulating 26.2 miles, almost all of them at a run—or at least a rapid shamble.

I'll be back soon with a race report. I tell you, this race was quite a thing. I'm so happy I did it. I enjoyed the whole thing so much that I am already itching to do another one. 2017 might just be a two-marathon year.

Until I have my race report ready, I just want all of you to know that I'm so grateful for your support and all of the support from my family. I couldn't have gotten more love on this endeavor and I know just how lucky I am. Thank you!

7 comments:

  1. You are my idol. Bless you.

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  2. Congrats! That is wonderful! I'm sure your whole family is super proud!

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  3. So amazing! So proud of you!

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  4. Wow, just WOW. What an amazing accomplishment.

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  5. Um, DUDE, I'm not sure I could walk a marathon. YOU ARE THE BOMB DOT COM. Looking forward to the race report, you rock star. <3

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  6. you are AMAZING!

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