Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Did It . . .Portland Marathon 2009!

A week and a half before the Portland Marathon I decided to run the race. Since June I've run two half-marathons and one 10K so I figured now was the best time to run a marathon. I'm not pregnant nor do I have a small baby (my baby just turned 2!) and my body physically is in better shape then it has been in a long time. My goal was to finish the race between 5 and 6 hours and I reached that with 5 hours 34 minutes. A marathon has always been a life long goal that I thought I'd never accomplish, but I DID IT and it feels wonderful. Running the marathon was an amazing experience that I would definitely do again . . . but I'd want to share the experience with people I love. . . like my parents and Garth. . .hint, hint. . .you have a year to get in shape and ready to run/walk!! Thanks for all your support Garth and my girls. I couldn't have done it without you! Here's a little slide show from the event:





7 comments:

  1. I am TOTALLY impressed with you! What a woman!

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  2. I'm sooo proud of you!! Don't know if I could do that--the half about killed me. Way to go!!! What an awesome accomplishment!

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  3. You absolutely Amaze me Meliss! Way to go!

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  4. Way to go Melissa! That is so awesome. Thanks for doing a blog post about it and sharing the pics.

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  5. Great picts!! you are amazing!

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  6. I am so proud of you girl! You give the WOW factor a whole new meaning. You continue to amaze me. Triumphantly accomplished with you Marathon like your dad. We'll get ready to join you next time. Love, Mom

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  7. Go mom... go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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