Yay I PR'd the marathon!

Discussion in 'Chatty Pad' started by Angie4b1g, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Angie4b1g

    Angie4b1g A hundred jobs but Bob Villa ain't one

    Messages:
    8,141
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Yay I PR'd the marathon!

    Finally! I've run 3 marathons since I set that time, felt good to finally beat it!

    I felt "ok" most of the race, like hell warmed over the last 3, but kept pushing so I'd have no regrets, and came in 27 seconds under my PR. My pace should have been good for 4:29 but the course was long, so what can I do. I'll take it!

    My friend ran all 26 miles with me as my pacer and he made all the difference.

    Happy to be home, and sitting down. LOL
     
  2. alb52

    alb52 · · · – – – · · ·

    Messages:
    9,417
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
  3. talktoheather

    talktoheather The 102nd Dalmatian.

    Messages:
    5,463
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Yay I PR'd the marathon!

    Congrats! That's so exciting!!
     
  4. Brandi

    Brandi You're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind

    Messages:
    5,119
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    You go girl! Congrats!!! :clap

    [​IMG]
     
  5. charmedeebob

    charmedeebob Heather's Team

    Messages:
    629
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Yay I PR'd the marathon!

    Congrats!
    And smooch! Kissed the frog!
     
  6. amyjaz

    amyjaz amyjaz

    Messages:
    1,001
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Yay I PR'd the marathon!

    Wow! Good for you!
     
  7. heathergw

    heathergw Singing in the Neil mobile

    Messages:
    6,783
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
  8. carolee

    carolee Humming along in the Neil mobile

    Messages:
    7,381
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Congrats Angie! Way to go! I hope you can take it easy the next few days.
     
  9. Angie4b1g

    Angie4b1g A hundred jobs but Bob Villa ain't one

    Messages:
    8,141
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Ain't nobody got time fo dat.
     
  10. amandac

    amandac Read, or Run? Hmmm ...

    Messages:
    12,730
    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Oh wow that's fab Angie. congrats ....... or should I say Miss Sweet Brown lol
     
  11. staciahall

    staciahall Quidditch, anyone?

    Messages:
    5,619
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
  12. mrsski07

    mrsski07 Hot for Harlequin

    Messages:
    2,699
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Congrats!! That's awesome :)
     
  13. kim21673

    kim21673 I'm slowly getting there!

    Messages:
    4,737
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    YAY!!!! Congrats Angie!!!!!
     
  14. scarletsierra

    scarletsierra Riding in the Neil mobile

    Messages:
    8,608
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    I'm zoo so happy for you Angie! You never cease to amaze me with your determination and grit and general awesomeness.
     
  15. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

    Messages:
    22,347
    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    congrats!!!!! wow!
     
  16. tanbanan

    tanbanan New Member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
  17. Ronisdragon

    Ronisdragon Why can't someday be now?

    Messages:
    717
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    That is great Angie! I give you so much credit for running at all! You shod be very proud.
     
  18. karen perry

    karen perry LOCK THE DOOR!

    Messages:
    15,230
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
  19. Angie4b1g

    Angie4b1g A hundred jobs but Bob Villa ain't one

    Messages:
    8,141
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Thanks, girls. It was so hard the last few miles, but honestly, that's what makes the finish that much more special. If you cross feeling ok, you're just like meh, whatever. If you white knuckle those last few miles, the finish line is the most beautiful sight you've ever seen. And provided your dead relatives aren't surrounding it, you know you survived this crazy thing.

    This might not mean much to non-runners, but...

    I actually picked up the pace between mile 20 and the finish line. (which I guess means 16-20 is where I screwed it up? LOL) But to know I found the strength to pick up the pace when I felt like fried hell... I'll ride that high for a couple weeks. :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2012
  20. Karen

    Karen Wiggle it, just a little bit!

    Messages:
    28,014
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    That's so awesome Angie! My hubby just did his first half marathon this weekend and finished at 2:01:25. I was so so proud of him, but watching those runners for the half and full marathon just amazed me and made me appreciate just how hard it is what you do so well!

    side note: in the expo they had the day before the race there was a vendor that had these really cool display racks with a row of little hooks along the bottom to hang all your race medals from and all I could think of is... those don't have nearly enough hooks for Angie! LOL!
     

Share This Page