Sunday, February 6, 2011

Surf City Marathon - COMPLETE!

I did it!

I finished the Surf City Marathon!
 BEFORE
looking very much like a little boy

and...
AFTER
feeling victorious!


FINISH TIME: 3:35
a completely unexpected BQ time.  :) 

I would write more, but I have to soak my feet.  
Check out just one of my toes.  
You don't even want to see the rest.

Angela PRed and she's at the store buying ice-cream and salts for these bad boys.  
She is simply the BEST. 

Question: Do you race with music?
I don't and I can't imagine having music on during those 26.2.  
I had a mental conversation with myself the entire time and it would have seriously interfered.

Hope you're all having a fabulous Super Bowl Sunday.  Race report to come....


71 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Oh my god.

    Deep down, I knew you would BQ. You. Are. PHEOM. Soak it all in, eat lots of skittles and ice cream and beer, and enjoy it! You deserve it!

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  2. Ahhh girl, congrats!! Yous a beasty, slash I am jeal, now I want ice cream.

    Slash I canNOT race to music, I have the internal conversations as well and it would be like having too much noise! I prefer to enjoy the race and mentally kick my own ass:)

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  3. Whoa, congratulations!!! That is an AMAZING time!

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  4. Congrats! That's an awesome time :D

    I love running with my music, a good beat gets me through.

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  5. CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!
    You are just awesome.
    I run with music more just because it is there..Today I had a 25km run and put some on with 9km left...cause I thought I was going to go crazy..

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  6. A BQ on your first marathon? That is phenomenal! Congratulations! :-)

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  7. Wow! Congrats - that is absolutely fantastic!!! I am so impressed :)

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  8. HOLY COW, congrats kate!! you totally blew that thing out of the water! have a great time celebrating and i can't wait to read all about it!

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  9. Yay!!! Congrats to both you and Angela!!! :)

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  10. Amazing! So happy for you! Get some rest!!! Can't wait to hear the details!

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  11. oh wow, that is AWESOME!!! congrats!!! i have raced with music twice and im not sure that i ever will again. i like the sounds of the crowds and my mental "talk" too. hope your toes get better soon OW!!!! congrats again!!!

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  12. 3:35!!!! OH MY GOD!!! You are AMAZING!!! (Oh my God your feet...ouch!)

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  13. KATE!!!! I'm soooo thrilled for you!!!! AMAZING!!!! I have been checking your blog all day for the results! Great job!

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  14. Omg, CONGRATS! That is amazing!!! Definitely worthy of an ice cream celebration :)

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  15. Wow, congrats! With the course you ran, I don't think I'd listen to music either. Can't wait for your report! Your toes don't look so good. Yikes, but a BQ is totally worth it! Yeah for you!

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  16. Kate!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am screaming in NH for you. This is so exciting! Yay you!!! Can't wait to read all about it!!!!!!

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  17. 1. CONGRATULATIONS VERY HAPPY FOR YOU
    2. AOUCH
    3. you do not look like a little boy!!!
    4. DID I SAY CONGRATS ON BQ!!!!!
    5. Congrats to Angela also!!!

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  18. Congrats, such an awesome time for you!! And those feet. I didn't even know what I was looking at for a minute.

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  19. Look at you all stealth and then come up with a BQ your very first marathon!!! I'm so proud of you AND Angela (yeah, PR!)!! Enjoy your fabulous post-mary feeling!!!

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  20. OMG KATE!!!!! YOU EFFIN' ROCKED THAT BITCH!!!!! Congratulations!

    And I'm with Beth. I had to look at the picture from several angles before I realized that was the bottom of your toes.

    I'm just so stinkin' proud of you...And a big ol' congrats to Ang for her PR too!

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  21. BQ...BAMF.

    I am so proud of you...I've never race without music but I've also never raced alone. I will be running my 26.2 alone...maybe I'll do it without music. I'd love to hear more about the conversation you had with yourself.

    Congratulations to Ang, I love how much you support each other. It makes me smile all over my insides. Great job kicking asphalt to both of you...your strength individually is a testament to the strength of you two together.

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  22. OMG - I was a little "out of it" when I saw you. I will be friendlier next time :-) I am so impressed with your time. Relatively speaking, you kicked my a@@, but my toes looks better so let's call it a tie. Seriously Kate, you freaking rocked it. Congratualations. San Diego represented today! Congrats to Angela too.

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  23. AWESOME!! Nice time...very motivating. Good luck recovering!

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  24. YAY!!! AWESOME TIME!!I am so dang proud of you Kate! I hope it was so fun!! You don't look like a little boy, you look DARLING. I can't wait to hear the play by play. I totally have to run with music, so I am super impressed that you don't.
    Way to work it!! xoxoxo

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  25. your foot toe!

    I have to have music, whether or not I have my bugs in is a different story. I have to know the order of the songs and trained with them though!
    Good job on the run!

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  26. GREAT JOB!

    The toe thing probably hurts, but it's a pretty awesome battle wound.

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  27. That's amazing! Congrats to you! :) You should enjoy every bite of that well deserved ice cream!!

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  28. You're AMAZING! Well done Kate - that's an INCREDIBLE time!

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  29. Congrats on the very fast marathon.
    I race with the music if I run alone, on the contrary I prefer to chat (if possible) with my mate.

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  30. YOU ROCK!!!! So, Boston in 2012????

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  31. Congratulations!!! You did amazing!!!

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  32. Wow, that's an incredible time! Congratulations!
    (and you don't look like a little boy at all, you look like a sexy runner girl)

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  33. Kate! That's SO awesome!!! You almost caught Chris out there! SO happy for you. Are you going to go next year (Boston??)

    No way to music. Kills so much of the experience if you ask me!

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  34. So awesome - congratulations!!!!

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  35. Wow - an unexpected BQ - AWESOME! Congratulations.

    Take care of those feet. My feet hurt just looking at that picture.

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  36. Wow!!! I kept checking back hoping for an update. Congratulations! I can't wait to hear all about it. And oh man, those toes!!! Youch!

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  37. just found your blog and LOVVEEESS it! You rock! Congrats!

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  38. Ahhh I have been checking all weekend to see updates!! This totally made me teary eyed. Congratulations, pretty girl!! What a freaking fantastic race!

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  39. WHAT?!?!? GIRL!!! YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! CONGRATS on BQing without even knowing about it. I really am so unbelievably excited for you! YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR and so so so gorgeous. Please teach me your ways. I HAVE to have music on....you are way more mentally tough than me!! SOAK those poor feet:) Did you use the beta????

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  40. Amazing! I gasped when I saw your finishing time - great, great job! Now rest up and refuel - you've earned it!

    Congratulations!

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  41. Congrats on your BQ! That is fabulous!

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  42. WOW! Great job! Ouch to the feet....

    Congratulations.

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  43. You guys are so awesome!! Thanks for all of the congratulatory comments!! You are amazing.

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  44. CONGRATS!! That's an awesome time! Take care of those feet!

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  45. Congrats on the BQ!! That is awesome!

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  46. Girl, your comments make me so so happy!! We are so alike. I LOVE teaching health...I teach other things like history that I don't love but health is so much fun and the kids get into that subject because it is so applicable to real life. I can't wait to hang out this summer. So glad you like beta! Your poor feet though!! Have an amazing day....remember how you kicked trash yesterday in your marathon?!?!

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  47. Awesome job!
    ARGH- your FEET! OMG!
    I'm so impressed- GREAT job....

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  48. I followed you online all morning, girl!! YOU ROCKED!! Congratulations, you are truly amazing! And congrats to Ang, too!

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  49. Wow Kate a BQ! That is amazing!!!!! Congratualtions. I must say you are a little crazy for doing that without music. It must have been some good mental conversation!

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  50. Kate
    Kate
    Kate

    you. freaking. killed. this.
    AMAZING.

    Ummm weren't you just sick last week?!!?

    girl . . . . FREAKING amazing.

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  51. That is so awesome! Congratulations on your BQ time!

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  52. I saw you. Rather, I saw your tank top. I remember your tank top passing by near the finish. I assume you where in it.

    I was just one of thousands standing there in space blankets so it's cool if you don't remember me.

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  53. CONGRATS!!! Awesome time!

    Music isn't an option for me. I have to have it or else there will be no workout.

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  54. CONGRATULATIONS! That's amazing!! Bet it feels great!

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  55. Big congrats again on your BQ awesome finishing time!
    Your poor toe!
    I run with music sometimes--if I'm on a trail where it's safe (no cars) I will often use my iPod. My "tradition" for half-marathons has been to pick my iPod up from Mick at mile 7 to change things up a bit. I don't like to rely on it all the time, though.

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