Saturday, May 24, 2008

tired but happy

tired but happy, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Ran (mostly) 50k today and am happy, happy, happy.
Even given the state of my toes in particular and my muscles in general.
There are serious blisters on the second toe of each foot. On the sides of the toe and even under the nails.
Fairly certain that those nails are on their way to falling off.

Last year it took me 9 hours and 36 minutes to do the course, jokingly referred to as "Death by a hundred hills".
Today, it took me 8 hours and 43 minutes.

That is a difference of a lot!!!!
Okay actually 53 minutes!!!!!
That all by itself makes me so happy.

I finished and I finished faster than last year!
My kids and husband volunteered at one of the aid stations, so I saw them at 29k and the they moved so that they could see me at 46k!

It was amazing.
Burble burble burble.


Sandy said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment. That's a huge improvement in time. I thought about you yesterday and wondered how things were going with the run. You should be very proud.

Sandie said...

Congrads! That is wonderful, big improvement and I love this shot of you, you look really content and happy.

Karin said...

Awesome! Good for you! :)

Marlene said...

You are amazing!!!

BouBou's said...

53 minutes is HUGE! Fantastic!

I look forward to hearing more about how your toes are faring, compared to last year. :-D


nadia said...

so frickin' proud of you! wanted to be at the finish line to cheer you in! yucky tummy so no show. I will give you big hugs when I see you. smooch!

Cloudscome said...

I am in awe of you. What a great accomplishment. Hope you relax and enjoy the glow today.

Scrivener said...

Congratulations! That is a huge accomplishment.

medea said...


Ampersand said...

yay, yay, YAY!!!

(love the shot.)

angelfeet said...

Wow, you're amazing. Congratulations. Really great photo of an amazing woman.

from away said...

Congrats! Amazing difference in time...

concretegodmother said...

GO, GIRL!!! (and i agree with angelfeet.)

Ianqui said...

Congrats on your accomplishment! 50k--I can't imagine doing that even when I was actually in shape!

Anonymous said...

I haven't found time to read many blogs lately and I'm sorry I wasn't in time to wish you good luck, but crikey, 53 minutes - you didn't need my luck! Well done you on a fantastic achievement and a beautiful picture. (p.s. - I loved the lilac story as well.)

Moi said...

wow!!!! 50 K!!!! i cant even imagine!!!! you are the fittest blogger i know :)
Congrats!!!! :)

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