October 21, 2008

Nike Marathon...

I know you're DYING with anticipation, and I am truly sorry it's taken me SO long to post. Last night I was so sore and tired I couldn't sit at the hotel desk to use the computer (no wireless), and today I've been busy getting a rental car, visiting one of my good friends in Orinda and driving up to Sonoma.

I also don't have a real race report written yet, but I want you to know that YES...I FINISHED THE NIKE MARATHON!!!

Oh, but wait...don't get too excited. It freaking took me 7:11:20 to cross that damn finish line. The only reason I finished? I hope you're sitting down, because you're going to be totally blown away by this.

RBR did the last 10 miles with me. That's right. Someone who I "met" on the internet, who I've only met in person ONCE, took hours out of her Sunday, drove up to San Francisco, waited in the freezing cold wind near the Pacific Ocean for me to haul my fat ass to mile 16 and proceeded to keep me company and give me incentive to keep going those last 10.2 miles.

I cannot put into words the appreciation I have for her and her support. Thank you Stacey!!

I will work on a real report, because I know you want the dirty details of my pain and suffering. I will tell you that even though there were moments that completely sucked shit...today I am ready to run again, and will entertain the idea of doing another marathon. Don't even mention this to my husband.

7 comments:

JenZen said...

OMG - that is SOOOO AWESOME girl!! CONGRATS!!!! WAY TO GO!!! I've heard that race is amazing. You are such a rock star to have finished it!!

Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Just remember - it's not about the time, it's about the grit and determination that it took to get there. And YOU have all the grit and determination in the world. Way to go, and welcome to Club 26.2!!!!!!

Kristin said...

Hi Andrea! Big congratulations on your marathon finish! What a stellar accomplishment! By the way, I tagged you--you can respond or not, as you wish. I actually linked to your other blog, maybe I should have done this one, but I am unable to comment there because even though I have an account, I can't seem to sign in. Anyhow, you can see the tag post here.

Stef said...

Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment!

Calyx Meredith said...

Congratulations! I am so impressed! And inspired. You are a marathoner!

Karen said...

Congrats! I hope to finish CIM this year. My first marathon.
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RBR said...

You rocked it. It was all you baby!I t was a true honor to be there.

But, hmmm, It has now been 2 weeks and NO race report. I have more of a race report of YOUR race on my blog. "The fall of the economy, worst economic down turn in 20 years,..." Blah, blah... Get writing, chick!

By the way your mug is all over my blog. Shows you tearing up the streets of Sand Francisco!