Monday, December 17, 2012

Adventrageously Aching

Just a brief note, for Day 17.

The first half of my second marathon, yesterday, was perfectly and constistently paced.

The second half involved every. single. race nightmare you can imagine. (minus actual death, of course)

Right now, if you're thinking "but, surely that didn't happen, right?"

It did.

"but, wait...what about that? Did that happen, too?!"

It did.

Thank you for all of your cheering  and support, cyber or otherwise. Marathon Days are amazing, regardless of the outcome. I'm glad I have such a cool community to share these experiences with.

I'll leave you with a couple photos (don't look if you're bothered by blood). I'd love to leave you with a photo of my medal (Spoiler :  I did finish that thing!) but I don't have one. That story will be in the recap, too.
kinda fuzzy. My hand's covered in blood and cuts.

and my knees...
 


16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, it looks like you just finished a trail marathon! Congrats on a bloody finish (you can read that the British or American way:)).

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  2. Stories! Some of us were totally thinking of you and wondering how this race went....can't wait to read the full recap!

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  3. It's totally not lost on me that now we might have matching scars on our right knees.

    Just saying.

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    1. If you really loved me, you'd have given me a ridiculously marathon PR to match, instead. ;)

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  4. ok, now I'm wondering what happened to you out there! Deets please, I can't be left in suspense about these things! Congratulations on finishing what looks to be probably one of the worst marathon experiences ever!!!

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    1. I'm positive there are worse. This has to be up in the top ten, though...

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  5. oh gosh!! I hope you're OK!

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  6. One of the highlights of my day was hearing your husband say, "Here, let me take a picture of the blood for your blog." He so, totally gets you. :)

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    1. yeah..and that weird-o who massaged my cramped, deformed foot...she's pretty cool, too.

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  7. I am so sorry marathon #2 involved blood (and sweat and tears no doubt). I don't even know what to say. I am mourning the race you wanted but celebrating that you are one tough cookie to finish what must have been quite the second half.

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    1. I think this response will be printed and framed on my wall.

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  8. Oh have mercy! I am looking forward to reading all about it...does that make me mean??

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