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Onward Bound

Sometimes life is tough. Sometimes life is awesome. Sometimes it a little bit of both. Either way, you have to keep going. I'll be running, laughing, crying and sharing it all here.

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    Wednesday, September 28, 2005




    At 12:50 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger a.maria said...

    at least you got a finishers medal?????

    groan. sorry!

    At 1:27 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger Flatman said...

    Uh oh...now you have to do another one! :)

    Have you picked it out yet?

    At 1:49 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger Stephanie said...

    I'm going to start with some half marathons for now and re-evaluate my training in a year or so. I don't feel like I am emotionally or physically ready to do another marathon, maybe not ever. It is very taxing. However, I spoke with my boss who is a super marathoner (13)and he says I probably made up the .4 miles through various walking times (from car etc..) throughout the day .

    At 1:59 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger Scooter said...

    You did your learning. You can't change history, nor can you undo the wrong that was done to you and the others who participated. I say you're a marathoner because had it been the half-mile longer, you'd have paid the price. And think, like flatman said, now you have the perfect excuse to do another! Right now, you'll be angry at me for suggesting it, but in 3 weeks, you'll be saying "maybe they're right." Now you understand what they're about and won't make the rookie mistakes again.

    At 3:24 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger Danny said...

    I agree with your boss. There's definitely an extra 0.4 miles in there somewhere at the beginning and end of the course. I would just forget about this article completely. You've finished a marathon. Period.

    At 6:07 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger Simba's Mom said...

    That totally sucks! But, as far as I am concerned, you did a marathon. Don't let this tarnish your accomplishment one bit.

    At 9:08 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger D said...

    Stephanie - Despite the very poorly managed race, you ran an extremely TOUGH course in somewhat tough weather (HUMID) and should be proud! (I did the 1/2.) You still did a marathon! I agree with your super marathoner boss! You are awesome!

    At 10:15 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger jeanne said...

    I can't get it to load!!!! arghhhh!!!

    At 10:24 PM, September 28, 2005, Blogger jeanne said...

    ok, just read it. BULLLSHI*** (pardon my french). You RAN a marathon, I agree with danny totally! I was reading some message board about kansas city's marathon (before I read this) and it said this was one of the most difficult marathon courses in the COUNTRY, and many experienced marathoners said it was poorly managed, and definitely not for beginners. (If I find the link, I'll post it.)

    So please, delete this from your head. Are you kidding? After all you went through. You did TWO marathons, at least! And three hours on the elliptical, good god! (No, I will NEVER forget that!) Please keep feeling good and proud of yourself. Decide later whether you want to do another one. There's plenty of time.

    At 7:59 AM, September 29, 2005, Blogger jeanne said...

    Here's the comment board about your marathon: everyone says it's NOT a beginner's marathon, so you should really feel PROUD!!!


    At 8:00 AM, September 29, 2005, Blogger jeanne said...

    Sorry, here it is again (you'll have to cut and paste twice)


    At 6:23 PM, October 02, 2005, Blogger jeanne said...

    Wow, today the D.C. Army 10-miler got screwed up. All these races, yours, chicago now this one. what is going on??

    and p.s. What is going on with YOU? bring us up to date! how is the leg? I feel like someone beat me up yesterday!

    At 10:23 PM, October 02, 2005, Blogger a.maria said...

    hey, i'm with jeanne... how are you doing now that you've had a week to process all of this! dont disappear! we miss you!

    At 2:24 PM, October 03, 2005, Blogger Liz said...

    Just checking in to see how you are doing!!!

    Write when you can!!!


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