Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chicago Marathon Update

I ran it.

4:11:22.

This was not only a new PR, but a PR by 20:01.

Freaking A!

Excited. Stoked. Ecstatic. Thrilled. Happy. Moved. Proud.

I'm also exhausted.

But it's so worth it.

I had more fun at this race than I have ever had at any of the multiple races I've run.

An awesome race report and tons of pictures will be coming your way later this week. For now, I'm going to enjoy my last evening in town with my mom and friends before heading back to Nashville (where I'm hoping it's nowhere near as cold as it is here.)

25 comments:

Sharon said...

Congratulations!! You DID it and I am SO happy for you!! Well done & I'm so sorry I missed you while you were in town. Take care & bask in the glory of an awesome performance :)

Playful Professional said...

Congratulations!! That's so awesome you PRed by that much, nice job!

J said...

CONGRATS on the PR!! SO glad you ran the race and ran it so well!!

Kelly said...

Just found your blog- and the perfect day, a PR is awesome and even more important that you had so much fun doing it!

Running and living said...

wow, 20 min PR, that is huge. congrats

Mrs. Gallery Place said...

Congratulations!!!

OMG that's incredible!!! I'm so excited for you!!! Relax and bask in such an awesome performance :) :)

asmileonfire said...

congrats congrats congrats!!! that is soo exciting!! :)good work!

Paul said...

WOW!!!! Congratulations on your fine effort. I look forward to the race report. Well done, Paul :-)

the gazelle said...

congrats! that is so awesome. WAY TO GO!

Niki said...

Congrats girl!! You are awesome!!

Meganerd said...

Congrats on your marathon!! That is an awesome accomplishment! I'm running my first marathon in January and I'm so nervous!!

littlesack said...

=) So happy for you!!! I agree that the pain is worth it-- im currently in my post first marathon pain session right now.

Congrats on an awesome PR!

NY Wolve said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting and a great accomplishment! A PR by 20 minutes -- great!

Rachel H. said...

Congrats! Sounds like an awesome race! Can't wait for some photos of your weekend! :)

aron said...

omgosh i was tracking you yesterday and saw how amazing you were doing.... i knew it was going to be a HUGE PR!!! you are AMAZING!!!! also LOVED seeing you and nicoles splits the same :) i bet it was SO FUN!!!! cannot wait for the full recap girl!!!!!! CONGRATS again on your amazing PR!

Heather said...

Congratulations on a huge PR! Can't wait to read the full report.

J said...

That is awesome! Congrats!

Matt said...

So awesome! Way to go! It was that 22 miler that did it... :-)

It Is Everlasting said...

Wonderful job!!! I am sure that you feel as amazing as ever!!

Nicole said...

I'm SOOO glad we stuck together and kicked serious BUTT! I can't wait to see all the pictures! I had the best time with you! Thank you soo much for making my first marathon so memorable! Chicago is seriously the best! I can't wait for next year! CM2010 <3 <3

Chris said...

Way to go, Mel. The 'boro is proud of you.

X-Country2 said...

Congrats! Sounds like everyone had a great race that day.

hernamewasgrace said...

now that PR is worth some PR. Okay, I couldn't resist. haha.

Congrats!

danielle said...

You.
Are.
Awesome.

I'm so happy for you, Mel! I was thrilled to read this post. Congratulations on reaching your goal and surpassing it by like, a million minutes! Love you.

Carlee said...

I've loved reading all your posts on chicago; you have me dying to do this race!!! congrats on a awesome PR.