Sunday, January 13, 2008

*sigh*

I'm a jumbled mix of thoughts and emotions after a tough race today ~ so in a few days when I get it sorted out ~ and stop being grouchy :P ~ I'll post my update.

For now, I'll let my stats speak for themselves. But hey, I finished 15,994th out of 25,000 runners, so it can't be all bad, eh??? ;)

Painful & Slow RNR Half Marathon
3:04:24

23 comments:

Nat said...

You made it, you started and you finished... way better than the rest of us who sat on the couch today.

May not be what you expected but congratulations... you did it and you should be proud.

Bev said...

Awesome! You have done something that 95% of the population can't even imagine completing. Good for you and what a great example you are for your kids.

Christie said...

Hey, be proud of yourself. You did it. Congrats!!

Jeff said...

Way to go, Pokester. You did do it -- and faster than just two months ago.

Congratulations!

Dan Seifring said...

Looks like a PR in my book. Great job Pokey.

Viv said...
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Viv said...

sorry left something out, like correct spelling :-X
Poke, hoping to a quick recovery for you. You did GREAT! You finished something that most people can not do and with a PR!
I went to spectate today(houston), and after seeing everyone I am doubting my decision to comple a 1/2. You are AWESOME PERIOD

J~mom said...
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J~mom said...

Karen, You did awesome!! I am very proud of you for sticking it out and getting it done when you were hurting!! You did it!!!!! You should be very proud for knocking out another half marathon!!! Great job yesterday and don't even second guess that!!!!


*bleck I had to correct my typos!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

It's all a matter of perspective my dear. We all think you ROCK. Hope you aren't hurting too bad. Quick recovery to you....

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! You were faster than more than 9,000 other people in the race. That's awesome! Be proud. You earned it. Now have a nice week of recovery. :-)

Marathoner in Training said...

Congrats to you, you did it. Now you are ready for your next one. I hope that you are not hurting too much. Keep your chin up.

sportsjer said...

Congrats!!! Great job...

Pat said...

What impressed me the most was that last run on University. You should do the Run for the Islands with me n the 26th. It's a 5k and we can run it together. We can even invite Lisa.

Chief Wahoo said...

Great job getting it done!

You should be proud of you accomplishment - and finishing ahead of 9,000 others!

Taryn said...

You ran 13.1 miles you crazy girl! That is an awesome feat!

I am so happy I got to meet you & can't wait for the next meetup! You're just about sweet enough that I'd drive 3 hours for a run with you! ;)

Be well runnerwoman!

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

You did such a great job Karen!!! You pushed through even while hurting! Just remember Lisa's wise words ;) How many people ran a half Sunday morning... LOL!

Micheline said...

You already know where I stand on this whole issue.

I know all about being overly hard on yourself, and I'm going to impose some of my experience - don't do it. Put the disappointment aside and revel in the glory of finishing your SECOND 1/2 marathon.

Marcy said...

First, I'm so happy to have met the Pokester in person ;D Really, it was a pleasure :-)

Second, you did AWESOME Karen!! You got a PR!!! Those babies don't come easy.

Wes said...

As someone who just spent 7 hours running a marathon, all I can say is you are a winner :-) Way to get it done!!!

Carly said...

Congrats! It is a HUGE accomplishment and you should be very proud.

Mendy said...

You fought through that pain, and still got to the finish line. You're a determined, strong runner!!!

It was great meeting you, and I look forward to another Half with you soon!!