Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Weekend update in mainly pictures because it's MY blog and I don't feel like writing a race report quite yet:)
Not according to plan:) A 6 minute PW actually!! You can see by my splits I ran two evenly paced halves-bahahaha!
Not the worst course, but no denying that 20-23 is a bitch:) I was no longer in "race" mode by this point and I walked much of this hill so I really can't complain about it.
Not overly upset about this race and still glad I chose to run it although I certainly don't feel that super "accomplishment" feeling now. I knew I was taking a chance running it both physically and mentally (if I struggled physically.) Without a doubt, I had my struggles but I finished smiling big and thankful to have completed my 4th marathon! (Smiles fade and perspective changes a little as time passes. In reality, it sucks to run a "personally" rock bottom race no matter why-ha ha!) I still qualified for Boston 2013 with a 9 minute cushion (new standards) so if I decide to shack up with a "running buddy" and do it again in 2013, I likely could:)
Went to the gym tonight and saw this written on the white board.
This will be my motto for the next 6 months. I'm back to sitting on a bag of ice here but I'm anxious to HEAL and get STRONG and get READY to finally change that DAMN PR on my sidebar next April that will be 2 YEARS OLD!!!
This made me smile when I returned home. I had never received an email confirmation and although I "knew" I was in, it was fun to see it on paper.
A few more random pics from the weekend.
AND to conclude-I will leave you with my favorite picture below. This little guy took off like a bat outta hell and is ahead of ALL the elites. There were a ton of finishers in the 15 minute range and the poor little dude didn't end up being one of them but for a minute he held the lead in style!!
A special and SINCERE thankyou to so many of you who have continually showered me in support through this blog or email. I am truly grateful! I have been extremely self absorbed lately obsessing about my ass and this race and there are MANY comments I have wanted to respond to that meant a great deal to me.....
And completed unrelated but my laugh for today. Reese asked if she could go to a bomb fire at a friends house on Friday. I said "What?" She said "a bomb fire". Pretty sure she meant bonfire.....