10.19.2009

And She Became A Marathoner

Erin and Selena

I did it, girls! I ran 26.2 miles with Running Buddy Selena at my side the entire time. I am part of that elite 1/2 of 1% of people who will ever attempt to do such a crazy thing. There's still so much energy running through my veins, and it's all feel-good happy energy, like I'm pretty sure it's made of sunshine and unicorns and rainbows. Thank you all so much for your comments, and Tweets and encouragement and prayers.

I'm going to write (in full detail) my race/weekend report tomorrow, as my plane literally landed only a few hours ago and I haven't eaten since this morning and am quite sure I'm as dehydrated as I've ever been, but here's a quick re-cap for those of you who just can't wait for some quick, nitty-gritty details.

This weekend I:

Nursed only 1 blister.
Drank 9 Bud Lights.
Injured 1 toenail beyond repair.
Rode in 4 taxi cabs, 1 of them electric.
Earned 1 Tiffany finishers necklace.
Drank 3 full-fat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes WITH whip (and didn't feel even a TWINGE of guilt)
Sipped 2 glasses of Muscato wine.
Ate 1 chocolate bar, 2lbs. of pasta, a Greek salad and 1/2 a loaf of garlic bread in one sitting.
Walked over 6 miles through the streets of San Francisco.
Bought 1 Nike Women's Marathon Sweatshirt.
Found the cure for hiccups.
Watched 2 movies in the hotel.
Chipped 1 tooth.
Was invited on 1 yacht in the Bay and politely declined said offer.
Saw 1 marathoner cheat.
Watched 20,000 women running "Like Girls" to raise money for cancer.
Slept like a baby.
Cried like a baby.
And ran 26.2 miles, for a total of 4,074 calories burned, and lived to tell you about it.

13 comments :

  1. And I just couldn't be more excited to hear all about it tomorrow! Also, cure for hiccups, really? Do tell ...

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  2. Did I miss something? How in the world did you chip a tooth?

    I love Moscato, sweet and yummy, kinda like cool-aid.... kinda.

    What's the cure for hiccups?

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  3. WOW-That's incredible, and inspiring. You are officially AMAZING. I don't think I could ever do that, congratulations to you.

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  4. Oh Girl I CAN'T WAIT to read all about it!!!! I've been wondering how you did! Isn't it just the most amazing feeling in the whole world?!?!?

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  5. I knew you would rock it! I can't wait for the recap and I wouldn't have thought twice about any of those calories you ate. Enjoy em while you can! Ahhh I am so proud of you!

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  6. bring on tomorrows post!
    I'm so excited to hear all about it...especially with that teaser!
    You're the best, darling!
    xo

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  7. You're amazing! I know how much work goes into training for a marathon and think it even better that you raised $$$ for people who might be too sick to do it.

    Btw, gave you a shout out on my blog because I thought what you did was awesome - but, seriously, did you tweet and run at the same time?

    http://littlemsblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/shout-outs.html

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  8. A big CONGRATULATIONS to you and running buddy Selena. I wish someday, I will have the heart and the will to do a similar feat.

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  9. Congrats!!

    How did you chip the tooth??

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  10. ERIN! ERIN! ERIN!!!! I am so, so proud of you guys! I read your Tweet posts the whole weekend... loved the booze ones! Hope your tooth is okay...

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  11. Congratulations girl! That is awesome!

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