Monday, May 19, 2008

I DID IT!!!!!!

Well, I did it! I ran a marathon! I actually RAN A MARATHON!! Oh yeah, baby! I still can't believe it, but then when I get up off the chair and try to walk, my leg muscles remind that, "Yes, you ran for four and a half hours and we're letting you know that we're mad at you"
I finished in 4 hrs 28 min. I'm pretty happy about that time. I felt really good the whole time. I went in thinking I would just take it easy. I allowed myself plenty of walking/stopping to go to the bathroom/stopping to eat and drink time, and I think that helped me to run better in between. I even had enough left to sprint across the finish line.
I think it was pure adrenaline that carried me across the last 2-3 miles. As I neared the end, I started getting emotional, and really had to bite back the tears, thinking, "I am actually going to do this...I'm actually going to finish a marathon" That is no small thing to me, people. It's HUGE!!
This is probably one of the greatest accomplishments of my life (besides being a mother, of course), and I will most definitely do it again!!

Here are my stats, if you're interested:

Racer Number 3011 Race Start 07:00:00.000 Overall Place 921
Name Sherrie SHEPHERD Assigned Start 07:06:51.000 Overall Back +02:00:19.22
Home Town KAYSVILLE UT Actual Start 07:08:05.770 Gender Place 315
Age 30 Stop Time 11:36:08.340 Gender Back +01:27:55.83
Gender F Total Time 04:28:02.57 Class Place 73
Class/Division Name Mara F 30 - 34 Net Time 04:28:02.57 Class Back +01:20:49.27
Pace 00:10:13.8 Total Adjustments +00:00:00.000

There were professional photographers there from Zazoosh. When they get posted, I will post them here.


Peggy said...

Congratulations! That is seriously an AWESOME accomplishment! Yahoo for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! That is so awesome!! You are an inspiration!! I am so excited for you! Yeah!!!!

Jen said...

Congratulations, your time was awesome, good for you!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!! That is amazing, and so inspiring!!! :)

Angela said...

CONGRATS!! Wow, what an accomplishment. Way to go! The Ogden marathon is a nice course, although I don't speak from experience because I've only ever done the 5K...

The Motherboard said...

You are da bomb! A sore bomb, but a bomb nonetheless!!

Kristie said...

I look up to you...that is something I would nevr attempt. My ladies would be down to my toes after 4 hours.

Smith Family said...

Wow, Sherrie, you are awesome! I don't think I would ever want to do that.