Sunday, October 3, 2010

I Did It! My first Marathon Done!

Hi Everyone! This is just a quick post to update you on my performance in the Twin Cities Marathon! I am no longer a 26.2 virgin:) Woo hoo!!!!!!!!

After three Biffy stops and numerous times walking...here it is!

Final Time....4:09:45!

More to come later! I am tired, sore and need a nap:)

What an awesome marathon! It was perfect running weather with the best course ever! Fans were cheering for us the entire 26.2!

I have to say that the hardest part was the last six miles! Good Lord! I will have all of the crazy details for you later:) Some very entertaining...some not so much!

Thank you! Thank you and thank you for all of your wonderful comments and support! I appreciate it so much! Running bloggers are the best:)

68 comments:

  1. AWESOME!!! Hope the tummy was OK - get some rest!

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  2. It was unreal perfect weather for running! Congratulations Julie! you did great...did you see Alan Page playing tuba at mi.3? How bout those crowds! unbelievable. That is a great time, from mile 20 to 24 that is not an easy stretch uphill the whole way. Way to go!~!!
    Derek

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  3. Congratulations Julie!!!! I am so excited for you and so proud of you! Enjoy the accomplishment, get some rest and recover well. Looking forward to your race report and pix. Now, just sleep!!

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  4. Contragutlations Julie - I was checking the website - but they were having technical problems. Anyway - WAY TO GO!!!!

    Awesome - enjoy the feeling and take some time to relax! Way to go and the time was great. ENJOY!

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  5. Rock the house sister you did GREAT! Congrats! I am so proud of you. I thought of you all day. And yes that last 10k is no picnic is it? Rest up! Can't wait for the RR!

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  6. Congrats Julie! When is the next one? Can't wait to hear all the awesome details.

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  7. wow julie! congratulations! that is an amazing time! =) rest up!

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  8. Congratulations!!!! Enjoy your accomplishment - I can't wait to hear more and see pics =)

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  9. What an AWESOME first race!! Congrats!!

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  10. Congrats! They say you'll always remember your first.....

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  11. Congrats, the time is awesome for a first one. You should try to BQ!

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  12. Yipee, Julie!
    WONDERFUL job, what a special day for you. Get some rest.

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  13. Wohooo!!! Congratulations and what a great time!! This is a huge accomplishment, you can be proud of yourself!!! :)

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  14. YAY!!! I've been thinking about all you TC runners today, so excited that you had such a great race! Awesome time!!!! Congrats!

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  15. Julie - CONGRATULATIONS and awesome job. Enjoy the moment, rest up and can't wait to hear all of the details of your race!!

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  16. YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY JULIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. That's wonderful Julie - I so happy for your success and it motivates me to keep going!

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  18. Zzzzzzzzzzzz sleeeeep and resssst!!!!! brrrrr ice bath as well.

    BRAVO!!! can't wait to read all the details.

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  19. WOO HOOO!!!! Congratulations!!! You're so awesome!!

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  20. Congratulations! Great time too! I think the last six miles are the worst too! Look forward to your recap!

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  21. Super! So when is your next one?

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  22. Congratulations!!! That's awesome! Can't wait to read the details.

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  23. Way to go! I'm so proud of you!!!! I can't wait to hear the full report!

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  24. Congratulations, Julie! What an awesome finish time!

    Mona

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  25. Congrats, that is a real accomplishment! You should be really proud.

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  26. Fantastic time! So happy for you.

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  27. Yay! Congrats! I can't wait to read your race report! :)

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  28. Julie, you are a ROCK STAR with that awesome time! I can't wait to read your race report!

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  29. yay julie. thats awesome!!! congrats. cannot wait to read about it! :) wooooohooo

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  30. Julie, pat yourself on the back, celebrate, recover well and post your race report.
    CONGRATULATIONS! You rock!

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  31. I am so sorry to have been out of touch in the blogsphere lately. I am really proud of you Julie and had I known you were going for the big 26.2 I would have thought of you often sending you happy racing vibes!!
    Now that I do know, I hope you feel some love coming your way from me as you rest and enjoy the afterglow :)
    Nice time btw!!!!

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  32. Congrats and welcome to the 26.2 club :P You are totally awesome!!

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  33. YAY! Woohoo! You did great, Julie! I knew you could do it! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear the full recap soon!

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  34. WOWWOWOWOWOW!!!! Look at that amazing time!!! Way to go- congrats!

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  35. Awesome job - what a fantastic time! Can't wait to read about your experience. :)

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  36. You did it, congrats! Feels great to accomplish that doesn't it?

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  37. Sweet. Good job young lady. You beat my first marathon time by 40 minutes!

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  38. sounds like a great experience julie
    what a great time!
    well done!

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  39. Yay! Great time for your first marathon!! You are amazing! Congratulations Julie!

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  40. Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

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  41. WOOOHOOOOO HOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO! I'm just heding to bed, but can't wait to read your recap when you get to it. Be SO proud of yourself. And wicked time for 3 biffy stops and all - heeheee

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  42. Three Biffy stops and walking, and you still managed a killer pace & overall time! You were born to be a runner, Julie. Congratulations and WAYYYYY TO GO!!!!

    xoxoxoxoxo
    A

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  43. Julie I'm so proud of you! Congratulations on finishing, very well done! Can't wait to hear your recap. For now; enjoy the feeling of finishing your first marathon!

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  44. Woohoo! A big CONGRATULATIONS to you!!! You're flying... what a great pace and time... awesome! True inspiration and pure motivation for me when I'm most needing it... thanks!

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  45. Evvai!!!! Welcome to the club. 4h09' is a fast time, I am so happy for you. Now you deserve a couple of days off and a big celebration!!!! Brava Julie.

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  46. Congratulations Julie! This is so exciting! 04:09 is a very respectable time, well done! Rest and recover well!

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  47. Girl - that is so awesome. What an awesome finishing time on any day, but for your 1st...amazing. Proud of you and can't wait for DETAILS.

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  48. Wow! Congrats! What an amazing time too!!! Looking forward to hearing the entire story!

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  49. Congratulations!!! You'll never forget your first marathon.

    Although, what the crap is a Biffy!? :) You're obviously too hip for me with your fancy words! ;)

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  50. Well done Julie and many, many congratulations, you've graduated at last. You're a real runner now! Sorry I can't be there to celebrate with you but I'll raise a glass to you tonight.
    Cheers!

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  51. GREAT JOB!! What an amazing accomplishment. =)

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  52. very nice, Julie! Congratulations!

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  53. "Ran marathon, check." :-) how satisfying, great job!

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  54. GREAT JOB! How exciting. Can't wait to hear the detailed recap.

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  55. Woohoooo! It was so exciting getting text updates from the race and seeing where you were...I thought about you every mile! YAY!! Sorry I missed you phone call. I hope you got some great rest...and don't worry, you'll walk normal by Friday :). LOVE YA!

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  56. What?!? 4:09? You are killin me for your first marathon! Way to go! I'm so excited for you!!!! Congratulations! Take some time, sleep it off and then give us all the details! :)

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  57. Congrats Julie!!! You are my hero!

    Keep us updated on your recovery. I want to hear about how the soreness comes and goes.

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  58. Awesome job Julie. Way to go. You rock!

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  59. Hey look-another PR;) hehe. HUGE CONGRATS marathoner! Very impressive time especially with pit stops and walk breaks!

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  60. Can't wait to hear the details, GREAT JOB!!!!

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  61. Incredible time with 3 bathroom stops! Congrats! I hope you had a ton of fun!

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  62. Julie - Congrats on finishing your first 26.2!

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  63. Woo hoo! Congrats on the milestone Julie!

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