Sunday, January 27, 2013

I'm Officially a Marathoner!!

I did it!

Official time: 4:33:05

Did I hit any of my goal times? Nope.

Did I have the most AMAZING time ever? Yup.

My one takeaway: respect the distance and the heat - big factor in pacing today.

I will fully recap soon but for now I am in a lounge chair, poolside, reveling in how happy I am....and perhaps registering for the next!

And happy to have a mind clear from worry and stress, celebrate my birthday tomorrow and enjoy a couple more days in the sun.

Ahhh I cannot wipe the smile off my face.

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  1. Congratulations - what an accomplishment! Celebrate!

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    1. Thank you! Still can't believe it's over!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY - and CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm so happy for you!!
    If I had that time for my first marathon, I would NEVER shut up about it!! Celebrate and congrats!

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    1. Thank you! Means a lot! Not to worry pretty sure my medal is traveling with me in my purse...easy access for photo ops ;)

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  3. Soooo excited for you!! What an amazing birthday present for yourself. You freaking kickee ass!!!

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    1. Birthday + Marathon + Vacation it has been quite the week - thank you!!

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    2. Now that your marathon training is done, I'd love to run together! If you're on Twitter, look me up @jensbestlife so we can connect :)

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    3. For some reason I never gave in to twitter, go figure I have every other form of social media! But, I would love to and feel free to connect via email! gianna.alvino@gmail.com (or gchat!) :)

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  4. I ran my first marathon a year ago. It was such an amazing experience. I finished 5:14.... would have loved under five, but it didn't change how much fun I had.

    Your time was great!

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    1. Thank you! And it is an amazing accomplishment - finishing regardless of time is just something to be immensely proud of - I want to wear a sign that says: "I'm a marathoner!"

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