Sunday, October 25, 2009

Done aaaand DONE!

Hey all, I'll have a full race recap at some point tomorrow, but for now I'll leave you with these tidbits:
  • ran the whole thing b/c I felt FIIIINE until like 24 miles in when I started feeling a little pang inside my ankle (same ankle w/the achilles pain)
  • V was running STRONG!
  • I love having a cheering section!!
  • Temporary tattoo was a STICKER and the majority of it fell off at mile 4. I think I was allergic to said tattoo because I now have some skin discoloration on my right leg. WTF.
  • V and I were on track to finish in 4:56ish for the first 30k, but that damn 14th Street bridge is the END of me!
  • Sport Beans were actually not bad when I grabbed a pack on the mall
  • I had a Mocha Clif Shot at the start and didn't eat any of my gels for the rest of the race. MEH?
  • I think next year my long run will max out at 22 since I've fallen apart around that mile marker every single marathon. It's a sign.
  • Even though I came in at 5:10, I still PR'd...only by a minute, but freaking awesome considering I went into it injured!
And check us out at mile 23
That chipper look on our faces - LIES ALL LIES! haha. Hope all the other MCMers had fun!! Gorgeous day for a run!!


Kelly said...

Haha you do look REALLY pumped for mile 23 haha. Congrats on the PR though, and running the whole time!

Quinn said...

Wahoo! Proud of you! Can't wait to hear the full recap!

Anonymous said...

I don't think today's weather could've been any better! I was standing around Lincoln Memorial looking for some runners that I *might* recognize and am almost positive I saw you (esp after seeing this pic!) :) SO FUN!!!

Congrats on finishing AND the PR!!!!!! Amazing :) I'm so inspired after watching all of you runners today. Can't wait to hear your full report - I'd love to do the FULL 26.2 next year!

Las Vegas Weight Loss Challenge said...

Wow! Great job doing a marathon. I am doing my first half marathon this December.

Emmett said...

The pictures look great too!!

MarathonVal said...

You look awesome!! Can't wait to hear the rest of the race recap.

Congrats again, Karena!! :)

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

OMG congrats!

Morgan said...

YAY! Congrats girl! Loving the smiles! Sorry to hear the ankle acted up but who cares... You did it! You finished and PR'd!!!! Eagerly awaiting the race recap!

B.o.B. said...

Congrats on finishing girl!!! I am so sad I didn't run it this year. But I may be out there with you next year. Way to push through the injury. A PR is a PR. Well done!

Jamie said...

good job this weekend. next time you are wearing the hot dog suit!

Susan L. T. said...

oops - that'd be my finger in your picture ha ha. yes it's friday night and i'm in bed catching up on run beans run because i am just that exciting or rather your blog is ha ha!