Sunday, October 29, 2006

Stick a Fork in Me, I'm Done!

Official result: 5:36:37

Last year: 6:30:40

Edited: I forgot to throw this in:
START 9:11:55
5 Mile 59:18
10 Mile 02:01:51
Half 02:41:21
15 Mile 03:04:36
20 Mile 04:11:45
23.5 Mile 04:53:50
Finish: 05:36:37

I'm very happy, if a bit sore!

I had sooooooooooooooooooooo much help, it was unreal! Angela (aka Lulu) from miles 17-22, Craig (dressed, as promised, as Superman) from 19-22, and the beloved Susie and David from 20-26! Well actually, I managed to lose Susie, despite my blisteringly slow pace, somewhere around mile 23 (?). I sent her ahead, like she was my personal servant, to fill my water bottle and then come back with it, and somehow I went skipping by her at the water stop, so poor Susie was left running back and forth trying to find me and her David. I feel for ya, Susie!

So much to say, so many stories! That's just one of them.

Here's another: On the 14-mile long bridge (mile 20), Susie called the Running Chick and passed me the phone, and I'm not entirely sure what I said, but Dianna, I'm pretty sure we're now engaged!

Here's another tidbit: I left my mark on every monument, underpass, and bridge in D.C. and Virginia. Yes, Nancy Toby, despite taking FIVE immodiums, no good. I found out, once again, that I have no shame nor any inhibitions whatsoever. Sigh. When I think of the number of people who saw my ass today ... oh, the humanity!

Then there's the stories of the all the missed connections. Only David and I met up this morning. I never saw Bex or the Other Jen.

Full report tomorrow, where I tell you how David and I saved Rich's butt.

Congrats to everyone! And 10 trillion thank you's to all of YOU. I thought of you constantly.

52 comments:

Waterfall said...

Congratulations!! You are a real inspiration to this novice runner. And now I know it's okay to leave one's mark in public places. :)

lisa said...

Big congrats to you! Glad to hear you shaved off such time on your previous time. You rock. :)

Lara said...

I think it's time to change the title of your blog. You rock.

Anita said...

Jeanne, INCREDIBLE!!! I was following you throughout the morning and was just so thrilled everytime the ol' cell phone rang to see your progress.
Congratulations on an amazing race and what a pace improvement!!

So. What's next????

Bob said...

WOW now that is shaving some time from one year to the next! I could only wish to improve that much. Can't wait for the full report now rest up. GREAT JOB!!!

The Running Red Sox Fan said...

Hot Damn....you did it!! Congratulations!!!
Can't wait for your race report!

DawnB said...

congratulations!!great job. You rock!!

21st Century Mom said...

Wasn't it just a little while ago you were saying "eff marathons!" Well you tamed that beyotch, you did! What an amazing time improvement. You are an inspiration to us all.

I hope you send me an invite to the wedding. I can hardly wait!

Neese said...

awesome! congratulations on a great marathon finish! wahoo! :) an incredible pr from last years!

nancytoby said...

I tried to leave a comment before and buggerall Blogger was being poopy.

I was just wondering what that bright glow in the west was today and it turns out it was your ASS!

But anyway, you ran incredibly well in between bouts of indisposition - you rock!!!

David said...

Thanks for setting me up this morning at the charity village. I enjoyed the peace beforehand, as I told you. It did not affect my day; nor did the start delay.
I'll compose my thoughts on this in a later post.
You covered 26.2 miles in a whole lot less time. I'd say you should be very happy. Happy enough to tell the landlord to stick it on Monday and do your porch closet last, on Tuesday.
Great going out there today. I am proud of you.

Mark I. said...

TOTALLY AWESOME, JEANNE! Way to go you RUNNER you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations on the huge improvement. :)

Laurie said...

Awesome job Jeanne! I was following you all morning online. It was so exciting! I am so proud of you and how far you have come. I can't wait to read about the entire adventure.

Run Momma Run said...

I have been following your journey for a few months (and taking your Immodium advice) and am thrilled to see your post today wit your finish. Congratulations and I look forward to hearing all the sordid details soon!! Rest up!
Kym

Running Jayhawk said...

AWESOME JOB!!! :)

You're giving hope to this back of the packer!

marathonchris44 said...

Congrats on your race today and the improvement over last year! Rock on!

Wanna-be 5k-er said...

You are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're a marathoner! You improved over last year! I am sad, sad, sad, though, to read that immodium does not work over the long haul. Really sad. But wow, you have taught me what to do about that, wow!

Congratulations to you, Amazing Marathoner!

Danny said...

just marking your territory...

congratulations!!! way to go with that super improvement in one year!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!

Dori said...

OMG Jeanne, I am so happy for you! You trained hard and it paid off. 5:36!!! You should frame that. I'm looking forward to the full report. Well Done!

Danielle said...

I would say that improvement is even *more* impressive given how much time was spent exposing your ass!

Adeel Ahmad said...

Hey Jeanne, congratulations on the race and the huge PB.

Juls said...

Congratulations Jeanne.

YaYa said...

Yay Jeanne. You did it. Good job.

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome job, Jeanne. You shaved it off by almost an HOUR.. You ROCK!

Thomas said...

Congratulations, Jeanne. An improvement of nearly an hour! Way to go.

Who's not born to run then, eh?

Just12Finish said...

Yeah, you saved my butt all right. Oo-rah, Hoo-rah, and Boo-yah!

Congrats on your great finish. I promised you a PR, right?

Just12Finish said...

Yeah, you saved my butt all right. Oo-rah, Hoo-rah, and Boo-yah!

Congrats on your great finish. I promised you a PR, right?

Jack said...

Congratulations on a great race and a fantastic PR!!

susie said...

I can't tell you how much fun I had running with you, even IF I managed to lose you. And WHY did I run backward to find you??? You were speeding toward the finish:) I am so, so happy for you. So proud of you.....

Bex said...

Jeanne, a huge congratulations to you! You did SO WELL yesterday; I am so proud! We'll debrief later.

Susan said...

Congratulations Jeanne!!! You did awesome! I followed you all day yesterday!!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Yahoo!!!!! You did great. What an inspiration. I love the immodium part! Great job!

plods said...

Well done!!!

Flatman said...

schawinnnng!

WAY TO GO!!!

tallgirl said...

That's my girl!!

I'm so proud of you. Sorry that I couldn't be there to see it... Next time!!

;-)

Susan said...

FABULOUS!!!!! I discovered your blog thanks to Steve Runner. I'm so proud of your success! Keep it up!

Susan
www.irunformylife.blogspot.com

boatgirl said...

Wow!! I knew you could do it. You've worked so hard and it showed big time. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Good Show.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! You must be over the moon today!

Monica C. said...

Great job!! You ran 26.2 miles - that is awesome!! I've enjoyed reading all about how you made it this far!

Anne said...

Hooray! Hooray! Keep up the trend and you'll be running with the Kenyans in a couple of years.

Lora said...

Fantastic job--almost an hour PR! WOW!! Rest up and heal fast!

aaron (air-run) said...

Way to go Jeanne! There is no better feeling than looking back on that finish and saying "ya, I'd like to order another beer please!"

Michelle said...

i missed meeting you! congrats on the pr. you rock!!!

JustJunebug said...

dang!!! almost an hour off of last years time??? thats phenomenal!!

way to GO!!!!!!!!!

brent said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wooooohooooo!!!!! way to go jeane, you are a two-time marathoner! great, great job--i can't wait to here the rest of the story!! yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

runr53 said...

I knew I should have run that one, I'll bet there won't be any asses to be seen in Huntington next weekend! LOL! Well Done! Run Good!

robtherunner said...

Congratulations Jeanne!

a.maria said...

damn gina 48 comments....

you so popular!!! ;)

runnergirl said...

Way to go! Now that's shaving some time off!

Sarah said...

You are my hero. I just ran Chicago and finished in 6:29:05 and my new goal is 5:30. You have proven that I can do this if I work hard. I am so glad that I came across your blog!

Dave said...

Way to go. You are awesome!