Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quick Marathon Update

I survived my second marathon.  Just posting so you all know I'm alive.  I'm going to write a full race recap on the marathon but it might have to wait until next weekend.  I can't rush a recap for something this important!!  lol.

I will tell you, I didn't hit the goals I had planned...at all.  BUT I'm not disappointed in myself at all either.  It's weird because I thought for sure that I would be if I didn't at least beat my old time from the Chicago Marathon last year but how can I be disappointed for something that I gave 100% towards?  I put everything I had into finishing this marathon. I even contemplated quitting a few times (I really truly did), and I contemplated walking the last 10 miles but knew I had more in me than that.  So considering I never quit, I never gave up, I even kept running as much as I possibly could until the very end...that in my book is success!!

My final time was 5:02.  My 2011 Chicago Marathon time was 4:53.  That is not bad at all for the amount of training I missed due to injuries that I had the entire training season and for how crappy I felt this time around.  Ohhhh, I will tell me more about all of this and my plans for my Chicago marathon in my recap.

I'll post the race recap by next weekend!  I hope everyone that had runs (not "the runs"...but races) this weekend had a fantastic time!

5 comments:

  1. I'm so proud of you! With all of the set-backs you had during training, you kept going, and with a positive attitude!!

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    1. Thank you Maggie! I'll get it next time!

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  2. Congratulations on finishing your second marathon!!

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    1. Thanks! Guess not many can say they've done two!

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