Sunday, September 27, 2009

Redeemed

4:26:02


A PR by 16 minutes and felt amazing compared to last year. No wall, no unplanned walks (water stations only), smiling all the way.

Redemption.

Race report & pics to follow.

54 comments:

Irish Cream said...

YES!!! I knew it! Good for you, girl! I am so glad all that hard work paid off for you :) Can't wait to read all about it!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yahoo!!! Great job and what a nice chunk of time off of your old PR!

Denise said...

I've been thinking of you all day and waiting for this!! CONGRATS!!! You did awesome! So, so happy for you!

Toni said...

Congratulations! That's a great time, glad to hear all of your hard work paid off.

B.o.B. said...

So happy for you!!! You worked so hard and it really paid off.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Megan said...

I am so excited for you! You're awesome!!!!

Emma said...

MAJOR congrats! That's fantastic. ;)

teacherwoman said...

Wahoo! Congratulations! Can't wait to read more!

RunningLaur said...

Woo Congrats!

unathleticrunner said...

YAY!

Marky Mark said...

WELL DONE! You really did look VERY strong at the end and indeed were smiling among the many who looked to be suffering and definitely were not smiling. Your training paid off.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I was so happy to see you smiling on the finish line video cam!! You did look strong!! Congrats on your PR, Redemption and having marathon #2 in the books!! Enjoy your victory!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

WoooooooooHoooooooooo!!!!!!

jillwillrun said...

Woo Hoo!! Congratulations!

ShoreTurtle said...

Way to go Marlene! Congratulations on your PR!

Jen said...

Congratulations!

Jess said...

Wahoo!!! Congratulations!!

Rachel Wasserman said...

Outstanding! That's a huge PR. Your training and determination paid off big time!

Kelly said...

YAYYYy! YOu ARE AMAZING
cannot wait to hear more about it!

Nicole said...

AWESOME!! Congratulations. Can't wait to hear all about it!

fancy nancy said...

Great job! You should be so psyched!

Mama said...

Woohoo!!! WTG!

MCM Mama

Marci said...

Absolutely fantastic!! You rocked it Marlene - it was a humid day to boot, and look at how strong you were and felt. All that training paid off!

Marathonman101108 said...

16 minutes off your first marathon time? Excellent! Can't wait for the report. Congrats!

N.D. said...

congratulations!!

Felix said...

16 mins is huge! congrats Marlene! way to go!
I've also got a PB but it was a disaster race for me from beginning to finish...

J said...

YAYAYAYAY!! So happy for you! Enjoy it! You are amazing! Can't wait to read about it!

Boris T. said...

Congrats on the PR! Glad to hear you had a good marathon.

Stacey said...

Yay! Congratulations! That is a big chunk off your time! Way to go! Can't wait to read all about it!

Badgergirl said...

Nice job!

RunToTheFinish said...

yes a PR!!! can't wait for pics

Jamie said...

Yay!!! Congrats on the PR!!! Can't wait for the pics and full story :)

Morgan said...

OMG YAY!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS MARLENE!!!! I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!! I knew you were going to do fantastic!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I thought about you ALL morning and kept checking Facebook on my blackberry. SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO EXCITED to hear that you EARNED redemption.. YIPPEE!!

Gosh now we wait for the FULL race report and pretty pictures..

Your new nickname is PR Mar... Hehehe

Mark said...

YES!!! Well done!!! Congratulations....can't wait to hear details!

A Toronto girl out West said...

I honestly just giggled and clapped in utter delight for you! lol

Then the puppy I'm dog-sitting looked at me like I was crazy! :oP

I'm SOOOOO thrilled for you Marlene!!!!!!!!! You did so well!!!!!!

Heather said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you.

aron said...

I was checking on you this morning before and after my run :) SO EXCITED for you!! CONGRATS girl - 16 minute PR AND felt amazing doing it... cant get much better than that :) cant wait for the race report!!

lilmeg said...

You so earned it! You're a total inspiration :o)

Road Warrior said...

Redemption is right! And no wall? Now that's training! Can't wait to read the full report.

trialsoftraining said...

:) SO HAPPY for you!!! CONGRATS Marlene!

joyRuN said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

My fave part? "smiling all the way"

:D

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Well done!!!!!!!! Woo!!!!!! Can't wait to read all about it!!

Oz Runner said...

wow, congrats on the PR! great job!

Mistyfied said...

Great Job!

lindsay said...

CONGRATS on the PR and redemption! (even though it was "only" 16 minutes) ;)

Laura said...

WooHoo! Congrats!

Runner Leana said...

Awesome Marlene!! Congratulations!

Marky Mark said...

Hoping you're feeling pretty good today. The weather was tough yesterday but today's weather is far worse. I'm curious whether you would have run yesterday with weather like today's or made a last minute shift to one of the other fall races. Four plus hours in strong winds and a heavy rain would be too much for me.

Fair Weather Runner said...

yay. so happy for you! awesome job, can't wait to read all about it!

Vickie said...

Great job! You have worked very hard this year. Glad to see you get such a big PR!

Lacey Nicole said...

YAY MARLENE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 minute PR?!?! Hooray! and you FELT AMAZING= even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you ROCKED IT !!! keep that feeling :)

can't wait for the report and pics:)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I have been so anxious to hear your results all weekend! Congrats on an awesome finish!!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I KEEP checking to see if you have updated...so I can see your pretty Marathon race picts.. Ummm Hello...us CONSTANT readers are waiting.. Hehehehe JK..

FYI you get to update your PR on the upper left now.. YIPPEE!!!

Hugs..