“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I am a Marathon runner!

That's right! You heard it here first ladies and gentlemen...I am a marathon runner.
Saturday afternoon at 12:14pm I crossed the finish line of the Rocket City Marathon!!

Official Chip time:  4:14:16

I am still over the top!  If you remember my #1 goal was to finish in 4:15......done and done.
I will have a full race recap tomorrow.

For now I leave you with two borderline auh-mazing pictures from race day.

This first one is a picture of the sign my boys made me:
Look closely you can see where MP, my 6 year old wrote: "I lick you" I'm pretty sure he meant "I like you" which even then is a little odd....shouldn't he be writing "I love you"!? What ever! I'll take "I lick you" anytime!

This next picture is right before I crossed the finish line.
J and the boys surprised me at the finish line...I didn't think they had time to make it from their spectators station.
I'll fill you in on the rest later! 
Thanks for all of your support and encouragement!

Grace and peace,

20 comments:

Emz said...

OMGosh I need to look at your photo before my next race.

I've lost my marathon smile. I'm adding it back into my routine.

YOUR FINISH LINE PHOTO SHOULD BE ON THE FRONT OF RUNNER'S WORLD!

YAY for meeting your goal MRS. MARATHONER!!!!!!

Stacie said...

Congrats April!!! Those pictures are great. I LOVE the finish line one. I can't wait for the full report.

I mailed your Christmas card today :)

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

Kathy said...

WOO HOOOO@@@!!! Congrats Marathon woman! What great photo's! Thank you for the inspiration :)

momof3 said...

WELCOME to THE CLUB BABY!!! I lick you... LOL!!! What a GREAT story, and what an awesome finish time! Rock - STAR!

ajh said...

Looking at your two photos is making me smile. Your boys are so sweet and you look so HAPPY! That is as it should be! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

congrats and what a great photo! love the smiling happy face!

Julie said...

Way to go April!! See, I told you...no worries! You did it:) I love that smile on your face, it is worth a million bucks! Congrats on finishing your first marathon with a kick butt time!!!!

RockStarTri said...

That's a great picture! Congrats!!!

Rene' said...

G just sent me, what a great picture. you look awesome! congrats on your 4:15!!!

Christina said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more! Your boys are too sweet. I can't get over how great you look at the finish!!!

Aimee said...

Woohoo! Congrats on being a marathon finisher!! You did awesome and I LOVE that last picture of you!!

I can't wait to read all about your race! :)

Morgan said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!! Totally laughing out loud at the sign and your finish line smile is the best!!!! Can't wait for the recap!!!

Andrew Opala said...

You look awesome running! I look like I'm escaping from a concentration camp when I run!

Congrats

Glenn Jones said...

Congratulations April! Glad you were able to enjoy your victory lap for all the hard training that you did. Great accomplishment!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Wow oh wow I love love love that picture you look GREAT! My first Marathon was about 4:14 also.. so excited to read the FULL post. HUGS and welcome to the club miss!

Suzanad said...

Hey April, thanks for following me! :D

That's such a great picture, you look so happy! Congrats on your marathon AND beating your time :)

Derek said...

Congrats on finishing your first of many!

H Love said...

wow..great time and the sign is so precious!!! wonderful pic...pure love!! Can't wait for the recap!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

i love this photo!!!! frame it! =) congrats again =)

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