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Sunday, October 31, 2010

I AM a Marathoner

Quick post...

I finished:


 This photo was taken by my friend Beth Hedgpeth at mile 10. Her daughter Jen and her cheered me on from many spots and it was just what I needed to survive!









Sex ChipTime ClockTime Overall SexPl DivPl   AgeGrade
6956 JENNIFER GREEN


33 F 5:04:37 5:27:06 14674 5080 953 44.7% 

It was the HARDEST thing I have ever done. I have a new respect for marathoners...

THANK YOU to all of YOU for tracking me... and for giving me well wishes and congrats. It MEANS so much to me. Thank you for Beth and Jen for stalking me on the course and taking AWESOME pics so I can document this journey. Thank you to Cat and Craig for not giving up when you did not see me at mile 1 and 4, but those hugs at mile 9 were AWESOME! Thank you for Bob for running 11+ miles with me to take my mind away from the race. Thank you to Lyle and the kids for greeting me at the finish, I know it was hard to entertain them, dear! Thank you to Kirsten, my amazing sister-in-law who inspired me to run a marathon. Thank you to my twin sister Janet who prayed all week for me and started to pray at 3:30 this morning. I felt those prayers.

Thank you to my local friends who put up with me during my training and who tracked me on line all day. It means so much to me. And thank you to those local friends who called and congratulated me.

And THANK YOU to the anonymous person who put a balloon on my mailbox- a sweet surprise when I got home!

And finally.... praise God... from whom ALL blessings flow. Your love and mercy are endless. I felt your presence on the course with me today THE ENTIRE TIME. You loved me before I was even formed in my mother's womb. You love in spite of my flaws. You knew I would be successful today. Thank you for loving me so much that you gave Jesus to us, as an example of how to live. I showed your love on the course. So many runners where fellow believers and that was just AWESOME to be in fellowship with today. I felt you carry me several times when I felt I could go no further. Thank you for keeping me from being injured... NO ITB issues - I know that was your miracle, just for me.


Tune in later this week (hopefully tomorrow) to see the race recap - it might take several days to finish.

21 comments:

One Crazy Penguin said...

GREAT JOB!!!! I knew you could do it :) Can't wait to read the race report!

MomRunningFromCancer said...

YAHOO! you did it . . . and we knew you would! ;-)

Lisa said...

congratulations!

MCM Mama said...

Congratulations! Great job!

teacherwoman said...

Congrats, MARATHONER! I look forward to reading your full race recap!

ajh said...

Congratulations! I thought of you off and on today! After my first marathon my friend T who I run with had inspirational signs up my driveway!

Denita said...

WOW...a big congrats to you. So exciting!!!!

Julie said...

Woo hoo! You are a marathoner:) It feels awesome doesn't it? Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

Awesome. I thought about you several times today, and tracked you towards the end. I had thought that I was going to run the half in Birmingham this February, but after tracking you today, I've decided to go ahead and do the FULL. It'll be my third marathon. I am registering tonight! Exciting!

misszippy said...

Yay Jen! So happy for you. You are a marathoner!!!

Sara said...

Congratulations! I am so inspired by your accomplishment and I can't wait to read more. I am so happy for you!

Kelly said...

Congrats! I love this post!!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

Congratulations!!!!

Heather said...

Awesome!!! How great for you!! Congratulations. I know you worked very hard for this.

lindsay said...

congrats, marathoner!!

H Love said...

Yippee....welcome to the club! so happy the ITB behaved! Can't wait for more recap!

Steel Springs said...

Congratulations!

Michelle said...

Wahoo! Way to go!

Janet said...

Well you should have thanked Kenny for waking me up at 3:30 for a feeding so I could start praying. This 4 month old thinks he is a newborn again...it was a pleasure to pray for you and I am thankful that you one finished, 2-injury free 3-gave Jesus Christ all the praise and Glory.

I love you

Melinda said...

Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment. I can't wait to hear more!

WannabeRunner said...

Many, MANY congratulations!!