Sunday, April 26, 2009

Yeah, Baby

The More Magazine Marathon and Half Marathon.
NYC, Central Park, April 26, 2009:
It was amazing.
It was HOT.
It was so hot, they cancelled the marathon.
Everyone ran the half marathon instead.
(Because it is so easy?)
The whole event (13.1 miles) ran un-timed.
That was just fine with me;)
And the other 9,999 of us gathered there....
HOT
Did I say that yet?
Home!  Flowers from my family;)
My Birdy and my Augie...
A love note from Squazz:
Mama and her medal.
An awesome day.
And from the very bottom of my heart,
I thank every last one of you for the well wishes.

38 comments:

Grandma J said...

Congratulations!!! WOOOHOOO!! You are a great role model for your kids.

Hilary said...

What a great accomplishment .. good for you!

Grace said...

Way to go Mama!

Sassy said...

YEAH for YOU!!!!! You are a great example for the kiddo's....YOU ROCK! Congratulations!


Your yard looks sooooooo great!

jojo said...

Another WOOOOHOOOO, CONGRATULATIONS Mama that is fab-u-lous ;D

Sally's World said...

well done you...what an achievement xxx

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

To complete any sort of race is a major accomplishment, but to complete a 13-miler is absolutely incredible. Way to go!

judi said...

Shazam! You should be proud, is this your first? 1/2 marathon is awesome.
I only did 10k's. I trained once for a marathon, I ran the 13 miles, I blew out my knee. I quit.
It was hot... oh yeah, the east coast heat is something else. Again, congrats. Rest up.

Linda said...

You did better than I would have done! Good for you!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Way to go Mama!

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

Woot! I knew you would do it! It was hot yesterday...glad you made it okay!

Nurse Nancy said...

You are my hero and my motivation! I look forward to our adventure in November. Any hints on training?

Ellen said...

Why are Augie and Bird drinking the extra large drinks - didn't they share!!!!!

Congrats on your "feet" - what an awesome accomplishment.

OBX here we come!!!!!

Decadent Housewife said...

Glad to see your weekend ended better than it started :) Congrats!

imom said...

How hot was it?.....

Yay! I'm amazed by anyone who can accomplish something like that. Congratulations!

TSannie said...

Have you cooled down yet?

imbeingheldhostage said...

holy cow, you really are my idol now! Congrats, whoo hoot and WOW!

The Incredible Woody said...

Way to go, MPM - You are my new hero!!

big hair envy said...

YAY! for you, Mama!!! And YAY! for your awesome, supportive family;)

Deb said...

I have to know...have you regained your natural color yet? Has the beet red subsided?
I am sooooooo proud of you, Mama! You really rock, Girl!

I think I'll start walking today!!!
and oh...i fixed my photo problem on my blog

Living on the Spit said...

I am so amazed by you! Congrats on your race and finishing!

noble pig said...

Thank god! I only said the rosary seven times instead of the eight I promised but I see you made it so whew!

Congrats!

Debbie said...

Yeah! She did it! So proud of you lady :)

You rock! Good grief what a day you had. I'm just happy dancing!!

Applause!!!!!

Caution Flag said...

You're smart. You're beautiful. You're amazing. Congrats, Mama.

Treasia said...

Congratulations MM. Hew Yaw.........

Lisa said...

Oh that is just too cool. What a thoughtful family and what a lucky girl you are. You did good!!
Congratulations.

Country Girl said...

You go, girl! You rock.

Keetha said...

I love the way you say "half a marathon" like it's walking around the block!

Congrats to you!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

way to go mama!!!!!!

Andrea said...

I have nothing but awe for anyone that can run a marathon! Congratulations!

Sassy said...

I just was talking to my next door neighbor Dane's brother and they just got back from running the marathon in Tennessee this weekend...Dane and Blaine finished the full marathon...bless their hearts...they have come so far!!!! But............they said one person passed away on the half part of it...that is so sad...so I am glad you did so well!!!! Plus I have missed you the last couple days...hope you are doing good...

Joanie said...

WOW! I really REALLY admire you! That is awesome!

Meg said...

CONGRATS!!! You kicked that half marathons butt!

Too bad they cancelled the full marathon. I bet there were some dissappointed runners.

Daryl said...

So I the way in from the airport on Sunday morning (flight LANDED at 8:30 a.m.) the Triboro was having issues so we took the 59th St Bridge (but we put it back so not to worry) and ended up crossing to the Westside under the 66th St overpass and I could see lots o'womans jogging .. I wish I had known THAT was the marathon you were doing and that it had been cancelled, I would have met you and been your water person ..

Major congrats on even having the chutzpah to enter .. and even bigger props for doing it!

xoxo

Suz Broughton said...

This is so great! I tried once to do this 10 years ago and failed miserably. Good for you.

Mary said...

WOW!!! That is terrific! Congratulations!
xoxo,
Mary

Maria said...

I tried running ONCE. Some man then started running after me because he thought I was running away from something and wondered if I needed help. That was that for me. No more running. I guess I look too serious when I do it.

A big congrats to you on running a half MARATHON. Gawd. I am very, very impressed. :-)

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