Sunday, October 17, 2010

to make a long story short...

It wasn't my day... but I still earned myself some giant bling!



4:11:30

54 comments:

H Love said...

looks like a great day!! be proud!! love the HUMUNGO bling.

Marky Mark said...

You still did all the training and you still finished another marathon (and 30 minutes faster than two years ago). Not every day can be a PB and the joy is in the journey.

Teamarcia said...

Holy crap that is giant! Giant hugs coming your way as well. You are awesome no matter what.

Christine said...

I'm sorry to hear it didn't went as planned. But hey, it will make you stronger for next time!

You finished a marathon and that is a great accomplishment. Be proud of yourself!!!

LOVE the bling :)

Jill said...

That's a huge medal, wow!! Congrats on finishing, girl!! That's a great effort, be proud no matter what!! :)

Laura said...

Holy crap that is a big medal.
I soooooo wish I could run like you even on (what you think) are your bad days.
Congrats for another down! What a beauty day to run.

amy said...

Holy Giant Medal! You earned it, and wear it proud!!

lindsay said...

dayum that's huge! congrats on another 26.2. i stalked you... and i am glad you still celebrating the accomplishment.!

J said...

That medal is HUGE! Great job Marlene on another marathon! You are an amazing runner!

bookwormruns said...

LOL!! Those medals are ridiculously huge but awesome at the same time :o) Congrats on finishing another marathon!! You should be so proud!

the dawn said...

wow! i'm not sure if there is anything i wouldn't do for a medal like that!!!! i have serious medal envy over here! good work, and way to pull out such a great time on an off day!

ajh said...

That medal is huge! You are awesome in whatever you do.

Running Librarian said...

That is HUGE! You could use that as a weapon if you need to...

Congrats on finishing even if it wasn't the day you had hoped for.

Heather said...

That is one giant medal! Even if it wasn't the race you hoped for, you still put in some serious training, and finished another marathon. Great job.

Felix said...

Way to go Marlene! another Marathon under your belt! I had too many attempts like this, today I was 8 seconds shy from my PB :-) but I still had a good time.

Lisa said...

oh my gosh, that medal is HUGE.

I think you did a great job. They can't all be PRs...

mylittlebiglife said...

Marlene, although this wasn't the outcome you wanted, you still kicked ass for 42.2. In the grand scheme of things, any opportunity to learn, grow and inspire folks has to be considered a win.

Also, that medal is ridiculous. Awesome!

Jenn said...

WOWZER! Giant bling is right! Great job!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Isn't it awesome? The half marathon is sitting beside my other medals and is dwarfing them. I really like the ribbon on it too.

Even if it wasn't your day, congrats on earning the gigantic bling!

Aneta said...

it was good to see u.
i recognized the famous pink shirt!!! hahhaha.

congrats on the race. i know u said it wasnt ur day....but u still did amazing!!!

great job! :)

Char said...

I think if I'd had that hung around my neck at the end of a marathon I would have fallen flat on my face. What an enormous medal!

Leana said...

Wow, huge medal! Sorry to hear it wasn't your day, but congratulations on another marathon finished!

Melissa said...

I'm sorry it wasn't the race you trained for/hoped for but congratulations on another marathon. And that is an AWESOME medal!!

misszippy said...

Marlene--A BIG congrats on earning that BIG bling! There are plenty of people who would love that time. Quinton posted some pics of you--you looked fantastic! Enjoy your accomplishment.

Julie D. said...

Great job, Marlene!!! I understand the disappointment but looks like that bling was well worth it!! Congrats!!!

Cindy said...

Nice medal!! Holy is it ever big!!! you'll kinda be like the Flava Flave of the marathon world... ;-)

destination262 said...

Marlene I am still very proud of you! You worked hard today. Some days are not our days but running a marathon is a HUGE deal! So congrats on running one today! :)

bobbi said...

Congratulations Marlene!! Can't wait to hear about it - sorry it didn't go quite as you planned, but congrats on finishing, and on that HUGE medal!

yumke said...

I had to take that medal off. It was hurting my neck! Great to see you on and after the course. We learn from every race and you will always get something from this past year's awesome training!

Jamie said...

That medal is ginormous! Sorry to hear it didn't go as you had hoped but congrats on another great marathon finish!

Anne said...

That medal is quite the handful...I love it :)
Congrats...sorry it wasn't your day, but you did it...be proud!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

OMG that looks huge!

Nicole said...

great job today sweets!!!!! <3

Boris Terzic said...

Wow that's a big metal! Sorry that you didn't make the goal, but good work none the less.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

That bling ROCKS... looks like I need to plan a trip north!

racing dawn said...

Congrats on the great finish - even if it wasn't your day. :) That is definitely some serious bling. Get some good rest in - you deserve it!

Cynthia O'H said...

That medal will be a collector's item some day. Make sure you keep it safe.
Great job finishing; sorry it wasn't your day.

Steel Springs said...

Congratulations on another marathon finish! I'm sorry to hear that it wasn't your day.

N.D. said...

great job Marlene!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

that is a massive medal! were you wearing all your medals during the race, that would definitely be reason so slow down :) congrats on a finish, sorry it wasn't exactly as hoped

Erika said...

That's a huge medal! Way to go!

Joanna said...

That IS giant bling! And I would call at 4:11 marathon pretty awesome, even if it isn't a PR. Congrats on finishing--can't wait to read the race recap!

Johann said...

Nothing wrong with 4:11, well done! Giant bling for sure, I love it!

Mrs. Mess said...

You still did it! And that's a huge chunk of bling!

Meg said...

You know, the training was ROCKIN' and we all know that stuff happens. Big hugs to you!

Runners Fuel said...

Love the medal!

Amy said...

Congratulations on finishing ANOTHER marathon! That is a HUGE medal!

Indi said...

another Marathon down, Congrats!! Wow..that is a ginormous medal!!

skinnyrunner.com said...

congrats! that is the biggest medal ive ever seen!

RunKathyRun said...

That bling is amazing; I'm going to go read the full race report now. You did it!

Quinton J said...

Mamma said there'd be days like this...
Been couped up in a conference this week so I'm late on stuff...but I wanted to make sure I gave you an official congrats for your race on Sunday. You will have plenty of chances for a great day...but for this one...you stuck it out. And you looked great doing it. I couldn't help but post some of your pics on my blog (a few posts back). Hey...I may see you in Hamilton next month...I'm hoping to cheer on a few friends...

TNTcoach Ken said...

Oh my God, how big are your hands??????? LOL

scarlet said...

OMG! that was really big..nice to have it.. congrats! ~ spyder ski ~

fancy nancy said...

Wow! That's ginormous!