Monday, October 6, 2008

YIPPEEEE! another PR

Ok, so I'll work on a long race report, I'm home today recouping - sssh don't tell, I'm not really that sore so I'm doing some cleaning, crafting and hanging out!

Sunday I broke my first marathon record! I ran the Portland Marathon with thousands of others and I finished in 5 hours, 39 minutes and 57 seconds! This is one hour (no really almost exactly one hour, the first was 6:39:52) faster than I finished my first marathon. Can you believe it !!! I attribute it to loosing 28 pounds, training and support of so many fellow runners!

I am elated - long report with photos to come

Thank for the pats on the back as I go through this transformation- and to Rob and 'someone he lives with' who I saw a few times during the marathon and to George K who I saw around mile 9 and gave me a great lift - wasn't it George who a year and a half ago said someday I'll be running a marathon - I gave him a crazy look and said no way - thanks for the inspiration George.

Until later



Journey to a Centum said...

Jessica! Congratulations on a great run! Hope you had a great time out on the course!


robtherunner said...

Congratulations on your awesome race! It was nice seeing you so many times out there. You looked strong the whole way. Enjoy your PR. I am surer there will be more to come.

Backofpack said...

That is just awesome and wonderful! You've worked so hard to get here and now you have smashing success! Shoot, that was faster than my marathon this weekend - right in my normal time range. Maybe one of these days we'll run one together!

Steve S said...

Way to go skinny. That is incredible. In less than 2 years, from Couch to 5K to your second marathon. Congrats and many more.

Steve S

Darrell said...

Congratulations Jessica! You've got some great support up there.

Cyndi said...

Great news - can't wait for the full report! This is inspiring to me, because as a recent C25K grad, I can't imagine getting to an hour of running, let alone 4 or 5 - at my age?

Well done!

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

Whoo Hoo! Jessica!! Way to go! Wasn't Portland a FABULOUS race? So fun! Huge congrats on your PR!

wendy said...

oh, jessica, I'm soo happy for you!

I ran into a gal the other day who saw you recently...she said, did jessica lose a lot of weight? she looks a-maaazing! =) You GO girl.

big congrats! And, so good to hear you're not too achy!

wendy said...

call me, stranger! =)


Gotta' Run! said...

Jessica, this is a "better-late-than-never" congratulations! It was great seeing you at "Ghost" too even though I wasn't able to stay around to talk. You are an inspiration!