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Marathon Recap: I Won :)

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  1. you are remarkable. I don’t know how you do it. And, yes…you won if you get to run into the arms of a wonderful man. Girl, you truly are an inspiration. By the way you are adorable! Kudos to you for completing it. Hope you feel better real soon.

  2. Congrats!!! 26.2 running, walking, crawling…no matter how you finish is a big accomplishment. Now…RICE that IT band! Peace to you.

  3. Lisa, I am so proud of you for finishing the marathon! I smiled when I read about how emotional you were throughout the day … been there, done that ♥ I’m not certain what triggers it, but I believe it is somehow related to realizing how strong you really are (you have to be strong to be standing at the start line of a marathon).

    Not to diminish your story or finish in any way, but I stepped on a rock at Mile 22 during the 2002 St. George Marathon in Utah and fractured my leg. I was only 5 or 6 states away from finishing my goal of running a marathon in all 50 states + D.C. so was determined to finish. Another runner saw me on the side of the road and wrapped my lower leg in an Ace bandage (which he just happened to have in his running pouch). Since it was a huge race, there were water stops every mile and nurses at every station! They iced my leg and rewrapped the Ace bandage and I cried and hobbled along for the remainder of the marathon. I finished in 7:07:22 (just looked up the time – LOL) and I was not last!

    Life throws us curves, even in the middle of a marathon, but we are strong enough to deal with those curves 🙂 Congratulations on your finish! When’s the next one?

    • Wow, I had not heard about your broken leg story. I’m impressed, but not surprised, you made it despite the injury. You’re right – we get those curveballs but we are strong enough to handle them:)

  4. maria5125 says:

    You did it!!! I’m so happy for you!!!

  5. I love the note idea that your BF gave you.Great idea! A great day to run it too I guess, if not too warm. Congrats on your finish. You have a bench mark for your next one.

    • I thought it was a great idea as well. He’s full of those:) I’m not sure there is going to be a next one. I had a reason to do one, but I’m not I want to make the sacrifices (both in time and training changes) to do another of this distance. I’m sure I can find another challenge! Thanks!

  6. Melanie says:

    Congratulations. I love the notes gesture. That brought tears to my eyes. The whole thing did. It must be contagious.

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