Hello from Virginia!
Sorry I’ve been MIA – I had Auburn stuff to wrap up, LOTS of packing, and then driving to Virginia.
Today was my first day at George Mason and it was awesome!
I am staying with a friend until I get the keys to my place (hopefully Wednesday) and then the movers should deliver my stuff late this week/early next week.
I miss you guys and wish I had time to write a Marathon wrap up, but hopefully soon!
Holding strong in the 178s for weeks. I know with my previous races I’ve always gained, so I’m happy to see I’m maintaining at least.
Once I recover a bit more for the marathon and get settled in VA – I look forward to hitting the ground RUNNING/LIFTING/SPINNING/CRUNCHING!
Official Marathon Stats!
I am thrilled to be in the top half of finishers and placed really well in my gender division!
Even though tomorrow is my last day at work I felt the need to decorate my office door!
Waiting at the gate reflecting on my trip. Don’t get me wrong I wish it wasn’t SO COLD and rainy most of the trip, but other than that I really can’t complain.
I got to spend the trip with Kelly, one of my best friends who I don’t get to see enough.
Here are the quick highlights:
Wed: hung out all day at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
Thurs: Went to the HIMYM set and WATCHED the cast filming a scene in MacLaurens. Met friends for dinner and drinks at USC and explored campus.
Fri: Awesome brunch on the beach in Malibu. Explored Pepperdine’s gorgeous campus. Race expo and bib pick up.
Sat: DAVID COOK LUNCHEON. Having great conversations with Dave – including telling him my marathon “story.” Getting pictures with him and he signed my race bib.
Sun: Great weather. RAN A MARATHON. Ate In-N-Out Burger.
Mon: Slept 12 hours. Feel sore, but not as bad as I thought.
I have a big week ahead of me, full of goodbyes, packing, driving, and starting a new job!
Going to the airport in my marathon swag.
I may be walking like Frankenstein today, but my body has never FELT or LOOKED fitter or stronger before.
I already conquered the marathon, now I’m ready to conquer the world!
Totally earned it
Boom – medal.
Not sure of my time but it was in the 5 hour neighborhood. Honestly the race went as smooth as it could have – no regrets.
Now its ice bath time!
FINISHER!! I’m a MARATHONER
Mile 23 and I’m gassed. Giving all I have left this last 5k