Sunday, October 10, 2010

I did it!!

I will do a full re-cap of the race when I am back home and not so uber exhausted.... But I wanted to quick post and let you all know that I did it! I made my C goal - which was to come in under 4:30.

My chip time was 4:22:10.

According to my Garmin, the course was actually 26.48... So a little longer than 26.2!

I was exhausted at the end, but the race went well. It did rain for the entire 26.2 miles. Of course the rain stopped right as we were finishing and now it's a beautiful afternoon. And so it goes, right? I was pretty nervous about the rain up until when the race started and I made the conscious decision to just freaking let it go and do the best I could!

And that's exactly what I did. I couldn't be happier with my performance.

Full re-cap will come later this week. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! Thanks for all the emails, facebook messages, text messages, and even a vlog!!! I am so touched and feel very loved!


26 comments:

abbi said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I'm so happy for you!! Can't wait to hear more about it!

J said...

CONGRATS!!! Great job on the marathon! So happy for you! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Becky said...

WAHOO!!! So proud of you! And in the rain the whole time - double awesome!

Evolving Through Running said...

Well done marathoner!!

Great finish time as well.

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

Your time is impressive - great improvement. SO proud of you!

Lisa said...

CONGRATS!! I am so sorry the Portland weather did not cooperate for the runners today. When I woke up this morning and heard the downpour from my bedroom I thought of all of you!

pinkflipflops said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so happy that you beat your goal!!I was tracking you and cheering you on all morning. ;) How was the drink? Was it doable?

Leah @ Why Deprive? said...

Wow! You did amazing! Congrats! :) Sucks about the rain, but you get used to it after awhile. I've learned to love running in the rain.

Lisa-Marie said...

Woohoo! Well done lovely!

B and B said...

Woot! Woot! Safe trip home! Hope your body is not rebelling too much!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Running in the rain is one of my biggest hates. I'd seriously rather run in the cold and snow than rain. So, hats off to you for adopting a good attitude, pushing through and winding up with a great time! Can't wait to hear your recap soon!

sunapeegirl said...

Congratulations Lisa! I'm so happy for you!
Can't wait to read your full recap!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Whoa hoo! So proud of you for killing your PR from your 1st marathon! Don't know how you ran 26.48 miles at all, forget about in the rain!

Mandy said...

So, so proud of you! I'm glad that you PR'd even with the rain. You are amazing.

Nora said...

You already know this but so proud of you =) You are amazing, and inspiration and I knew you could do it! Enjoy the accomplishment for you did a big thing!

Nora said...

You already know this but so proud of you =) You are amazing, and inspiration and I knew you could do it! Enjoy the accomplishment for you did a big thing!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I'm so proud of both of us and SO HAPPY you got such a great time, that truly is amazing!

I'm sitting here in Starbucks, looking at the GORGEOUS weather outside in Portland and shaking my head. Just our luck right?!

I already miss you!

Emily Jane said...

I am so, SO very proud of you!! Congratulations!!

Stephany said...

You smashed it, girl! Way to go! I was tracking you online and kept saying, "Go! Go! Go!" You could hear me, right? ;)

I am so proud of you and inspired! I couldn't imagine running that distance in perfect conditions, much less in rainy weather. Congrats!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Congratulations Lisa!!!!!!! I am happy for you!!!!!!

Heather @ Dietitian on the Run said...

Congrats, Lisa!!! I can't imagine doing the First 26.2 in the rain - you and Amber are troopers :) Be proud of yourselves!!!!

Heather @ Dietitian on the Run said...

ah, correction - not your "First", but still impressive in the rain, either way!! ;)

Shoshanah said...

Congrats on the marathon and making your c goal! It sounds like you and Amber had a blast together from her posts, but I'm sure the high for you guys must have been the actual marathon. So congrats once again!

crystal said...

Congrats!!! Through rain or shine right? :)

Kyla Roma said...

I can't wait for your recap, you did so well!! I'm so proud of you for pushing through your training and doing this- you and Amber are rockstars, decidedly :)

Molly said...

Congratulations!!! Look forward to more details!