Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thank you Heavenly Father!! I did it!! I am DONE! (literally)

I finished. I always said, "As long as I finish. I don't care about my time." I finished and none of you will ever know my time.

Let me just give you a few lessons learned:
1. Pick a winter marathon. It was 90 degrees!
2. Pick a marathon with shade. The last 13 miles had very little shade. When we needed it the most.
3. It's ok to walk.
4. If you run a hilly marathon - practice with hills.
5. this goes with #4 - really pay attention to that elevation chart. The bumps mean something!!
6. Find someone to pull you through the difficult miles. You will need each other.
7. When you spend 4 hours with a stranger - they are no longer a stranger. You will share and be told some stuff you would never tell anyone else!
The biggest lesson...
It is only through Christ's grace that I finished this thing. I did not know how important that would be. Wait, I knew I would need his strength, but I had no idea how stinkin' hot it would be and what heat exhaustion/stroke just might feel like.

4 comments:

Raising Olives said...

Very proud of you, that certainly takes guts!

Blessings,
Kimberly

Prachar family said...

WOO HOOOOO!! I knew you would finish! Sorry it was so hot! Can't wait to hear more!

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

great job!!!! Fantastic, I am def. checking out those hlls on my route!

Eleanor said...

I was going to shout "Woo Hoo!" and congratulations but I've been beaten to it ;)

Massive congratulations Kristin, you've done brilliantly.

Catch up with you properly soon but had to say well done 'cos you done good girl :D

God Bless,
El x