First, thank you to my brother Jeff and my Lovely Wife for posting updates and keeping you all updated on my marathon.
Second… Thank you for all your support. This was a rough run, but a good one. I had a great 12 miles and a tough 14.2 miles. I will post a race recap tomorrow , Lord willing.
Suffice it to say, I really enjoyed running this marathon. It was my first and I’ll never forget it. I was thinking during the difficult times about the fact that 2 years ago I couldn’t run a 1/4 mile. Well I did, but I had to stop and walk home!!!
Now I am a marathoner. Crazy. After a quick stop in the medic tent for an IV, I was back to normal… Sort of.
Anyway, you have been wonderful and I can’t thank you enough for your encouragement!!!
Very well done: hope you are celebrating with your family 🙂
That is the “rest of the story”. The ride back to the starting line was not well done. We waited almost 3 hours for a ride on a bus. Nonetheless, I missed my mom’s birthday. Oh well. At least I can recover and eat pizza. 🙂
Really sorry to hear that; but enjoy the pizza 😉
The best Pizza EVER!!! Thanks!!!
Congratulations on this huge achievement! Very well done! 🙂
Thank you. It was tough, but well worth it!!!
Congratulations. I loved getting the updates. Great accomplishment. Keeping running the race . . .
That means a lot. Thanks. It was rough, but well worth the pain!!! Thanks.
Congratulations! What a great accomplishment for 2 years of running!!
Thanks! It has been hard, but sometimes hard is good!!!
Whatever went right, whatever went wrong is secondary. Primary: You are now a marathoner.
Thank you. I’m so tired, but also thankful I could go the distance. Thanks!
A huge congratulations!!!! I can’t wait to hear all the details!
Thanks! Will do as soon as I get some rest. 🙂
Congratulations on finishing you first Marathon! I hope you found the “zone” at least for part of the way. Get some rest, you earned it!
Thanks! I did find the zone some. Thank you for that. It made a huge difference!!!
I’m glad. 🙂
Great effort. Congratulations. Well done.
First Marathon the aim is to finish. Now for the next one its time to run for a time. A sub 4 is a great achievement….go for it !!
Thanks! Funny. I just mentioned that to my wife today. Sub 4:00. My next goal. I appreciate the comment!!!
Treat yourself this week! Your hard work paid off, congrats!
Thank you. Will do. With the way I feel, I won’t be doing much. 🙂
Congratulations! You did it! Now, pat yourself on the back and take a rest. I predict you’ll be ready for another one in a few months if not sooner…;)
Thank you! Based on the way I feel today, it might be more than a few months. 🙂 I plan to sleep a lot over the next few days!!!
Congratulations! What a great accomplishment 🙂
Congratulations on completing a marathon! Wow! I think it is an amazing achievement. Now enjoy a bit of resting.
Thank you. I hope to rest. As long as I don’t have to walk, I’ll be fine. 🙂
Congrats! Awesome stuff. Hope you are celebrating seriously before you start training again! 🙂
Training? You mean I have to do this again? 🙂
Thank you. It was fun and exciting.
You must be so proud of yourself! And you should be! What an accomplishment!!! I can’t imagine how you must be feeling (other than tired! LOL) I cannot wait to read the race recap! Well done!
Thank you. It was a great first marathon. More to come. 🙂
What a great accomplishment! I’m sorry you had to miss your mom’s party, but you gave her a great gift letting her watch you cross the finish line.
It was great. I wonder if I was the first to FaceTime over the finish line. 🙂 Thank you!!!
I just can’t say it enough, I am so happy and excited for you! What a special treat to have your mom see you cross the finish line!! I love it! I hope you are resting well! 🙂
I am resting. I cannot believe how sore I am. I had to tell my 85 year old mother to slow down because she was walking too fast for me. 🙂 Thank you. I couldn’t have done it without such great support and encouragement.
Oh my heavens I can only imagine, I am so glad you are able to rest, hopefully no work for a couple days? What an amazing accomplishment indeed!
Thank you again. Yes, I’ll leave Thursday morning to head the 15 hours home. I will be enjoying the time with my mom and brothers!!!
Oh wonderful! Have a great time! 🙂
I’ve been so excited for you as I jumped into watching your journey a few months ago. I think it’s awesome what you’ve accomplished, and am very happy for you. Toot your own horn because you deserve it!!!
Thanks! You are too kind. It is all by the grace of God!!
Sounds like you had to tough it out Tom. A ‘small stop for an IV’ is an understatement if ever I’ve seen one…
Many congratulations on your first marathon, and may it be merely the first of many on the way to achieving your dream.
I did start out about a minute/mile fast, but it was worth it. I had a great time, even with all the issues. Thank you. I hope to run another in 6 mos.