6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Recovering from the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll

I have had the most amazing support throughout my Marathon training. It has been a long process and I am PROUD to say that I am a Marathoner....but I am not ready to post a report yet so please check back. First off I need to focus on recovery and say my Thank You's. If you are overly interested in my time my race number was 5110..of course the time will tell you nothing until you know the STORY behind it...

Dave and I went to the Race Expo on Friday, while Mom and Dad watched the kiddos. I took the day off to prepare for the race. We had a great time!! I managed not to spend a dime, AMAZING for me. Unfortunately my race t-shirt is too big, when I signed up for the race, originally registered for the 1/2 Marathon, I was 30 pounds heavier. So hubby got a new t-shirt, he is happy.. There were several great vendors and I got some contacts to see about products in the future.

Before the race I learned about Recovery Socks and contacted Marco, he said to stop by his booth to test out the socks. It was great to meet Marco and learn about his product, I will do a full report soon. Thanks to Marco and Recovery Socks for their generosity, I am typing wearing my bright pink recovery socks..

Me and muscle man, a lady nearly broke my good camera while taking this photo.. OOPS!!
The Rock 'n' Roll Expo
Me and Marco before I tried on my socks.
I am a recovery socks model...LOL. Loving the look and feel of the socks, more about that later. Lets just say that I had horrible calf cramps after the race, Dave rubbed them out and once I put on the socks I have had no issues..
My time...LOL.. In my DREAMS.

THANKS YOU's:
First off Thank you to my wonderful, doting, supportive and SMART husband. Without Muscle Man I could never have trained, he took care of the little ones so I could hit the road. He gave me much needed massages and is my CONSTANT support. He mapped out our route, planned out our food and was there for me EVERY DAY leading up to the race!!!

Second Thank you to my parents for watching our boys during the races. Having Dave with me at the races and knowing that my boys were well taken care of was sooo important.

Next to Thank you to Charity, my best friend since high school, who was my training partner, and finish line cheerleader. Her constant compliments and telling me how proud she was of me kept me going.

Thank you to Kiera for coming to the finish line today and meeting me in the "F" family reunion section. In my delirium I would have been LOST..
Super Thanks to Shelby, my running partner who ROCKED her half-marathon today..
Thank you to my friends (Angela, Jill, Lora, and Lynette to name a few), family, and Bloggy land for all of your positive words and thoughts. This has been a LONG road and I am still amazed that I am a MARATHONER!!
Dave in his new shirt...and Charity all smiles with pride. They made me feel like a ROCK STAR after the race.. See the pink socks..
My Finish Line ladies. LOVE THEM!!I may never do another Marathon....my next goal it to run a race with the love of my life. How fun would that be?? Having Dave there at the Finish was amazing, but crossing the finish with him would be surreal..

14 comments:

robinbb said...

Congrats Marathoner! I can't wait to read your report. Be proud of yourself!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Congrats on becoming a marathoner!! Been waiting for your update all day :) Looking forward to the race report... for now, rock the recovery with your pink socks! :D

aron said...

you are amazing lady :) congrats again!!! since we are relatively new blogger friends I had no idea about the 30 lbs!! WOW that is a whole other accomplishment - AMAZING :)

supportive hubbys are seriously the best thing ever. what would we do without them?? sooo glad he was there when you needed him :)

cant wait for the full report! be very proud of yourself today... even if you might be a tad dissapointed today, i promise you it will come into perspective sometime soon :) CONGRATSSSS!

Velma said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom, Lynette, and family said...

I am so proud of you. And so incredibly MAD that we weren't there today. Not at Keira, but definitely at Tom's work and the situation! You are incredible, and I can't wait to see you rockin' your new necklace:)

Jill Ellingson said...

You look so skinny! Wow! You look amazing. You did great today and I am so impressed with you! Way to go! Can't wait to get together and go over our stories together! It was a great expierence! So much fun!

HEATHER said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You should be so proud of yourself! And I did look up your time and it's an awesome time!! You rocked!! So when is the next race? hee hee!

p.s. everyone is killing me with the pink recovery socks!! I'm going to need to get some!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

congrats! i'm looking forward to the race recport. :-)

Oz Runner said...

congrats on becoming a marathoner! that expo looks like it was great, props on not spending a dime...

Stacey said...

Congrats!!! There is not much better than crossing that finish line! Can't wait to read the race report. Love the pictures!

JTC said...

Congratulations - you look great!

Jen said...

Congratulations!!!!!

J said...

Congratulations on being a marathoner!!

RunToFinish said...

wahoo you did it!! can't wait for the full report