Didn’t meet my 5:00 goal, but finished in 5:07:15 (an 11:43 pace).  Considering it was 85 degrees with not one bit of shade, I’ll take it.  Most of us didn’t meet our goal time for that reason, and one of my friends had to succumb to medics at mile 18 due to dehydration.

Running a marathon?  It’s freaking HARD.  But I get to go home with this…

Full recap to come soon…


Filed under Chicago Marathon Training, Marathon Training, Pictures

24 responses to “Done!

  1. congrats congrats congrats!!!!!!!

  2. Congrats!!! So very proud of you!

  3. Tracy

    But there was ALL that shade for the first 5 miles or so! You know, before it got brutal and we needed it 😉

    You did an awesome job and I *so* wish I could have kept up. It was great to meet you and to run some with you – next time we meet I’ll be better company (assuming the weather is better, that is…). And I think Joe may have a bit of a mancrush on Karl 🙂

    • Hahahaha, you’re hilarious!

      The heat sucked, but don’t beat yourself up — this wasn’t your main race, the NYC marathon is, and I’ll bet you’ll be ready for that! You did great until the half-way point and you still finished despite feeling like crap!

      It was great to meet you too! Maybe I can bring you to DC to run a race over here, or vice-versa!

  4. I am SO SO SO SO proud of you for doing so well! 🙂

  5. Congratulations! Love the bling and looking forward to the full recap. What an experience, I’m sure!

  6. Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS

    Congratulations Carla! It’s a huge accomplishment!!

  7. Congrats! You did it!
    First marathons are all about finishing, not time goals, anyway. And you were pretty darn close 🙂

  8. CONGRATS!!! Can’t wait for the full recap and to meet you. 🙂

  9. Hell yeah! Congratulations to you! Amazing job! I cannot wait to read the full recap.

  10. Congrats congrats!!! Whooo! I’ve read in a lot of other race reports how hot it was! Glad you were able to finish! Can’t wait for the full report!

  11. Congrats!!! I am so glad you finished!! You rock!!

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