October 19, 2009

Marathon: Check

I did it. Do I want to do it again? Ask me in a few days. I didn't set any records, didn't meet my goal time, but, hey, I crossed the finish line at the end of 26.2 miles. Christian was so sweet to meet me at the halfway point with much needed nourishment and encouragement. I bonked at mile 18 (meaning, in essence, that each of my legs felt like they weighed half a ton) and added about 2 minutes to each mile after that. Christian also had the forethought to bring his long board with him so he could wheel me around after the race (like I said, my legs felt like they were made of lead). Mistake at the St. George Marathon: eating too much. Mistake at the Duke City Marathon: eating too little (bowl of Cheerios for breakfast, half a banana, and one Quaker granola bar along the course just doesn't cut it, hence, the bonking). But, at the end of the day, I finished the entire Duke City Marathon.

At mile 26

Proof:) (That's me in the white tank-top.)

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23 comments:

Chad and Annie said...

Congratulations Rebecca, that is so awesome! I am so proud of you!! You are an amazing woman!

Macy said...

Yeah!! That is so great , Rebecca. Such an impressive accomplishment.

Jessica Sedgwick said...

well, now you know you can do it, although I never doubted it :) ARe you doing the one in Dallas?

Jenn said...

Congrats Rebecca! That is an amazing accomplishment.

Tara Fears said...

Way to go Rebecca! I'm so excited to hear all about it...Thursday? You coming?!? Sure do hope so! I haven't seen you in FOREVER!

Eliza said...

yeah! congratulations, that seriously is so amazing, what a great feeling to have done something so hard!

carrie said...

you are my hero!

Dora Thomas said...

Good for you, I want to be like you. I want to do a half marathon, can you help me with info in how to train for it? since you arr a pro. I am starting on Thanksgiving day with a 5k here in ABQ.

Jo said...

Rebecca, that is wonderful! What a strong lady you are. I'm so glad that you can end (at least for now) on this positive note. Way to go!

Jessica said...

Rebecca, YOU ARE AWESOME! That is an amazing accomplishment! I'm proud of you. Way to go girl!

Rachel and Eric said...

I wouldn't have the ability to run 1 mile if I ate what you ate. Sheesh! Thank goodness you weren't struck by lightning. JUST KIDDING!!! I know you're going to run another one. You're crazy like that. AND last, but certainly not least, you looked great! Your legs look awesome.

Dave Sedgwick said...

Attagirl! I'm so happy for you. You're hard core.

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

That's seriously incredible! I can't believe you ran a marathon! Wow. Just wow.

Stef and Bry said...

Yay! And you are even smiling at the finish line! Way to go!!

Macy said...

Way to go Rebecca. That's got to feel fantastic.

Macy said...

Way to go Rebecca. That's got to feel fantastic.

Andrea W. said...

Yay!!!! I'm so happy for you and so in awe! We're missing you guys!

Aubrey, Josh, Caden &Skylar said...

Okay, call me silly, but I got all teary-eyed at your pictures! That is amazing and I'm sure you are so proud! Awesome

Amanda said...

Congrats!! What an awesome accomplishment!

Claire said...

Congratulations!

Matt and Carly Van Dyke said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! I hope that someday I can check that off my list!

The Allred Family said...

congratulations! that's is amazing. I knew you could do it! way to go to con't with your goal.

Greg said...

You're the greatest, Rebecca. I admire you so much. I'm glad you didn't give up last time and that you finished. You're tough!!!