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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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    Saturday, September 24, 2005

    Projectile vomited during miles 21 and 24, came in second to last, ended up in the hospital for severe dehydration, but I FINISHED!

    Well from my title, I'm sure you can tell the marathon was quite the event for me. Let's start with the positive: I FINISHED. Sure, it put me in the hospital to get two bags full of IV fluids. Sure, I came in 2nd to last, but seriously, there were 30 or so runners who didn't finish, so who's counting?
    Once I started puking, the paramedics wanted to take me off the course, but I refused. I'm very proud for finishing in such condition. I'll give a FULL race report tomorrow or Monday. I don't know my official time because by the time I crossed the finish line, they had taken down the clock and were packing up the race. (Yes, I had to walk in the final miles and the police escorts left and so did all the volunteers so it made for fun, and very unsafe times. Luckily my dad came in and walked me in, more on that tomorrow.)

    Matt thinks my time was something like 6:39. You know what? I don't care. I finished, puking, hobbling and straight to the E.R., but I finished. I can do anything. (Except run more marathons. My marathon career is over. I'm sticking with halfs.)

    More tomorrow.


    At 8:14 PM, September 24, 2005, Blogger Liz said...

    WAHOO!!! YOu finished!!! That is awesome! I am sorry that you had to get IVs and vomited...but you finished!!!

    Get some rest and eat lots!!!

    At 8:21 PM, September 24, 2005, Blogger brent said...

    woohoo! i've been thinking about your race all day, i'm glad you made it!! hope your recovery goes well. way to go.

    At 8:56 PM, September 24, 2005, Blogger BuckeyeRunner said...

    YOU ROCK! What an amazing race...made all the more so because of your struggle, physically and mentally, to see it through. Your determination is steely, girl! Way to go!

    At 9:08 PM, September 24, 2005, Blogger BigRunner said...

    You are totally awesome!!!

    Way to go. Did you through water on that ass at the aid station. I would go and throw it on him on Monday if you didn't

    Sleep in and pamper yourself, you ran a MARATHON!

    At 9:30 PM, September 24, 2005, Blogger Mark I. said...

    Now THAT'S courage. BRAVO!

    At 10:58 PM, September 24, 2005, Blogger jeanne said...

    Holy mother of GOD!! i've been thinking of you all day too! Hat trick to Stephanie. I CANNOT believe what you went through. You are wonderwoman.
    Rest, relax, reflect, and then write!

    At 11:20 PM, September 24, 2005, Blogger Danny said...

    wow! i can't wait to read this report!

    big time congratulations!!!

    At 11:46 PM, September 24, 2005, Blogger Noames said...


    yeah. wow.

    congratulations on finishing--you are amazing and I hope you are more than a lot proud of yourself.

    I can't wait to hear all about it. Will of steel. Amazing.

    At 1:48 AM, September 25, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations! Too bad the volunteers and police didn't stay until the end... I can't wait to read your race report!

    At 4:12 AM, September 25, 2005, Blogger Scott in Washington said...

    Note to World; Don't get in Stephanie's way when she puts her mind to something.

    At 8:29 AM, September 25, 2005, Blogger Simba's Mom said...

    Wow! I don't know that I would have had the strength to finish after enduring all that. Congrats. Now please rest!

    At 11:31 AM, October 09, 2005, Blogger BigRedYamaha said...

    So glad they waited for you. You deserved a team of folks cheering for you at the end. And a 6:40 somthing time is NOTHING to be ashamed of. I only ran the KC half.
    So proud of you that you turned at the split with your green number on. That turn took some guts!


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