Saturday, October 04, 2008

Race Report

October 4, 2008

Okay so it's done. The marathon is over. The elements were conquered. What elements, you ask? Oh all of them. Headwind, Rain, Cold. And the time?

(3 hours, 10 minutes, 25 seconds. How come the blogger won't let me make that any bigger?)

The RabidRunner has PR'd and can therefore refer to oneself with capital letters.

Here's my acceptance shpeech....

I'd like to thank Spouse for taking me to bed early, putting food on the table (70 miles a week takes a lotta calories), and comic relief. I'd like to thank my parents for giving me a body and my Heavenly Father for my tenacious soul.


This moment is soooo much bigger than me!

I'd like to thank all of my friends for putting up with the nuttiness of it all, the Yahoos for sleeping so awesomely, and Physical Therapist Kelson who saved the RabidRunner back from Sunday's caveman eposide (couldn't stand up straight). I'd also like to thank the best training buddies on the planet. I'm nothing without chasing you!

But most of all I'd like to thank the Winder who phoned on Friday night to inform me of the impending headwind of monstrous proportion. She then proceeded to give me pointers on "breaking wind."

Image that. The Winder giving me pointers on breaking wind.

(For the record, the pointers are for me to know and you to wonder. I'd hate for my competition to read this and you know......... break wind before me.)


Julia said...

Yeah! You did it! And in such crappy weather too! You are amazing. And I love reading your blog. You are such a great writer.

Becca said...

Double YEAH for you!! You're awesome! I only wish that I could have caught some of your broken wind--I think I needed it!

Winder said...

You are welcome! I had to do my best to help, your kinda special. I am just happy I was able to have a piece of knowledge to help you in the world of distance running. I don't know much about it, it is so strange to me.

Winder said...

Oh, tell spouse I have had a 10 min. PR! It was just from an extremely pathetic 5k time to a major pathetic 5k time!

The McMillans said...

Yes, you are tenacious, and amazing, but I must correct you...this moment is not bigger than you. This moment is proof of just how awesome you are.

I am a big fan of spouse. I am so glad all those tissues had time to rebuild with all that extra food and sleep he provided. Cheers to team Rabid. (that includes the winder.)

benhere said...

Wow, what an awesome time! Congratulations!

Mandee said...

you are awesome! I would die after one mile... maybe even at a half mile. Congrats!

We still need to do our soup dinner.

The McMillans said...

Might I also brag a little?

She finished 13th in her age category, and 254th over all. Out of thousands of people folks. The winners in women finished just 20 minutes before her!!!!!!

Andrea Brown said...

Congrats on the PR!!!! Hope you had a nice weekend!!

tom lindsey said...

Excellent work.