December 8, 2012

Rocket City Marathon results

Alternate title: The other kind of PR

This picture pretty much sums up my race today. Vomity. I PRed in the opposite direction with a 4:37. But at least I had some awesome friends there to help me through. Thanks to my brother and Kathleen for being there for me and limping me along to the finish.  


And congrats to Suzanne (yay, we finally got to meet today!) and my Birmingham friends David Christy and Kasey Hollington on completing their first marathons today! 

39 comments:

  1. You did it!!!! Well done:) Thank you for your previous article - you inspired me to carbo load before my run yesterday and I felt absolutely great. Ran 13 km - not quite a marathon!

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  2. Tough day did not squash your sense of humor.

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  3. Maybe it's Huntsville (no offense to anyone that lives in Huntsville). I've run the Huntsville Half twice and both times that race has gotten the better of me. : ( Way to stick it out and finish!

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    1. It was a lot windier than I thought it would be, but I think the main problem was my intestines.:) Dang them!

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  4. Sorry you got sick. It was much hotter (or at least felt that way) than what the forecast was. It was so good to meet you and talk to you. I'm sure we will see each other again at another race soon.

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    1. I think the humidity made it feel a little hotter. Great to meet you too!

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  5. ooh, I hope you're feeling OK!
    You ran a marathoooooooon again, congrats, congrats!!

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  6. Bummer. But congratulations on finishing what looks like a tough race! You're a multiple marathoner now!

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  7. Sounds like a tough one, but you did it and it is over with! (Sometimes the only thing to celebrate!) On to the next one! ;)

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    1. Yes, I truly am celebrating the finish. It was hard work to get even that.

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  8. That junk seems to be hitting everyone. Had 2 people from work sent home tonight because of the same thing and having similar issues myself. Hope you feel better soon, Yo Momma!

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    1. Mine wasn't contagious.:) It was definitely exercise-induced vomiting.

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  9. Congratulations on your finish! It was a super tough day for marathoning in the south. My husband and mom were running as well and they said it was a hot one! Mom said shed never seen so many people pulled off to the side before.

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    1. I can't tell you the number of small children I may have scarred for life by vomiting right beside them as they spectated. Were you out there?

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    2. Yes I was, but only at the end and only until 2:51 when Jason came through. There is a pretty awesome finish line picture of you on the Facebook page "We Run Huntsville." I tried to tag Yo Momma Runs but it wouldn't let me. You should go see it. I think it is one of the best finish line pictures ever! :)

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    3. Oh my gosh, I love it! I immediately cramped after jumping in the air.:)

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    4. And congrats to your husband on an awesome time too BTW!

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  10. Thank goodness for the friends who get us through the tough stuff! Keep truckin', girl.

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  11. So sorry your redemption race did not work out. :( I have never carb loaded because then my body feels the need to carb unload in a not so nice way. You need to plan to come up north (WI) and run a marathon. Rarely, rarely is it warm. If I am running it, I will most likely be cold and rainy!

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    1. I think my body did the opposite, carb block the intestines. It's actually really kind of making me nervous because things are still not back to normal in that area.

      And that's funny because I started googling northern races last nigh! Get me out of this humidity!

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    2. I am planning on Green Bay in the spring and Milwaukee in the fall. If either of those are on your radar, let me know! :P

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  12. Sounds like a tough day. Sure sucks when the intestines aren't cooperating. Glad to see you still have a sense of humor about it and I can't wait to read your recap.

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  13. Aw crud! Well, poo... What can you do? (Too soon for that joke?)

    Can't beat Mother Nature, yk? And I'm not just talking about weather. Way to tough it out though. Upward and onward!

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  14. Another marathon under your belt!!! You need to pick a MN one so we can run it together!! Or we can meet in the middle!

    It really stinks when things don't go as planned, so cool to see your attitude is always a winning one! You continue to inspire! Enjoy your days of recovery and rest! And no more vomiting!!!!!i

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  15. So sorry. But even the bad races make us tougher, right? Wishing you a restful recovery.

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    1. Yes! I really feel like I learned something about my digestion from it. So that is a good thing!

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  16. Congrats on another 26.2 finish!

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  17. Congrats on finishing! Sorry you got sick, hope you feel better soon. So cool that you and Suzanne got to meet!

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  18. Oh no!! The marathon is so darn unpredictable. Curious to hear the full story... there will be more. Every race has lessons learned, huh?!

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  19. :( so sorry for you! i had such a good feeling too. love your sense of humor :)

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    1. Me too! But I learned some things, so it's worth something.

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  20. This sucks and I'm sorry :( Are you going to take a little time off or go after the BQ in the next couple of months?

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  21. Well, I'm sorry the race didn't turn out the way you would have liked. You DID have the most awesome finish line picture I've EVER seen! ;-) That long sleeve Nike shirt from the race is pretty sweet too!

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