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October 7, 2012 5:10 PM
So proud Kaylynne!

Shuntae, great job. How cool about Lance! (Yep, we're on a first name basis laugh )

Great day folks! Life is good.
  101798
October 7, 2012 5:28 PM
Good job Kaylynne!
  93576
October 7, 2012 6:02 PM
Kaylynne - While you were doing this Image not displayed I was checking the updates (thanks to Jeanne and thinking this Image not displayed Image not displayed Image not displayed Image not displayed Image not displayed You rock! I really admire you. heart

Shuntae - Same to you. How freaking cool Lance freaking Armstrong talked to you! So proud of you Image not displayed
Edited by wolf23 On October 7, 2012 6:02 PM
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October 7, 2012 6:32 PM
Image not displayed Image not displayed Image not displayed Image not displayed Image not displayed You rock! I really admire you. heart


I'm stealing this! congratulations ladies!!!!
  222778
October 7, 2012 6:34 PM
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Tritto on the stealing! Amazing jobs, Shuntae and Kaylynne!
  261869
October 7, 2012 7:14 PM
Yipes....ladies, ixnay the eerleaderschay. You understand pig latin, yes? wink

The flashing jumping pics tend to bother Miss Jeannine's migraines..... Mama Marla here is worried.
October 7, 2012 7:48 PM
Finally home. So glad. I'm ready to sleep in my own bed.

So I struggled with carb loading. I seriously was almost in tears at the thought of food Friday night and yesterday. sick

I was nervous, but not NERVOUS until we stopped in front of the Metrodome this morning. Even then my nerves weren't out of control. I started 11 minutes after the start gun. It was 28 degrees. My plan was to stay with the 5 hour pacer, that worked really well. It felt comfortable. He had us walk the first minute of each mile. At mile 8 I took a potty break. Then I spent the next 4-5 miles stressing to catch up with the pacer, I wasted lots of energy on that. I felt pretty good to about the half mark. My right knee started having some sharp pains, it wasn't too bad. The first half of he route was beautiful. Lakes, trees changing color heart At mile 19, we crossed the Mississippi River. I really started to struggle around mile 20. Around mile 22/23, i was just about in tears, just wanting to be done. I chanted the names of all of you and my best friends at home and my family who were so supportive. I reminded myself of true struggles: my friend who is saying good-bye to her mother as she is dying, Marla's past weeks with Aaron, Tom getting ready to deploy, Jeannine's past year, shoot, even Shawn's and my year from 2009. THISE are struggles. A marathon was five hours of my life.

I did lots of walking the last 6.2 cry cry I'm disappointed in myself on that. The last half was hilly and into the wind.

My mom, girls, sister-in-law, and niece and nephews were at mile 12. They had made a poster. That encouragement was priceless. heart sick heart Shawn and rob, my brother, were waiting for me right after the final chip mat. I burst into tears when Shawn wrapped his arms around me. So many emotions: pride in my guys and myself, relief it was done, and disappointment that I missed the 5 hour mark.

My knees are sore, but otherwise I feel pretty good. Planning to go to school tomorrow. Shawn is up in bed already and wants some ibuprofen and water. He's really hurting to walk. (He finished in 4:40- super proud of him,)

Thanks again for all the support during my training and today. Glad it's done. Don't think I'll do another wink

PS: Shuntae...super proud of you too! Your event sounds so fun and awesome! Glad Lance could join you.laugh
  92725
October 7, 2012 8:29 PM
aww, Kay-- we all "get" the "disappointment in myself" part of your story....but, you know dang well if the shoe was on the other foot, and one of us had accomplished all that you had today, you'd be recognizing the incredible achievement and showing us all that we had done of which we should be proud.

So, my friend-- I will forever be in awe of all people like you who worked so hard for such an accomplishment. Mega kudos to your husband, too-- that's so incredible. What a blessing you had each other through this....and your brother to boot? How cool is that.

Best part? The incredible example you set for your girls.....that which the mind can conceive, it can also achieve. You proved that today...for them. Wonderful stuff, lady.

Hope you both can rest well tonight--
October 8, 2012 6:37 AM
Kaylynne - Marla said what I wished I could have expressed myself. I'll second her thoughts. Add my own, I'm so proud of you, had tears in my eyes for you and am so lucky to call you friend! Hugs!!!! XOXO
  101798
October 8, 2012 7:54 AM
QUOTE:

Finally home. So glad. I'm ready to sleep in my own bed.

So I struggled with carb loading. I seriously was almost in tears at the thought of food Friday night and yesterday. sick

I was nervous, but not NERVOUS until we stopped in front of the Metrodome this morning. Even then my nerves weren't out of control. I started 11 minutes after the start gun. It was 28 degrees. My plan was to stay with the 5 hour pacer, that worked really well. It felt comfortable. He had us walk the first minute of each mile. At mile 8 I took a potty break. Then I spent the next 4-5 miles stressing to catch up with the pacer, I wasted lots of energy on that. I felt pretty good to about the half mark. My right knee started having some sharp pains, it wasn't too bad. The first half of he route was beautiful. Lakes, trees changing color heart At mile 19, we crossed the Mississippi River. I really started to struggle around mile 20. Around mile 22/23, i was just about in tears, just wanting to be done. I chanted the names of all of you and my best friends at home and my family who were so supportive. I reminded myself of true struggles: my friend who is saying good-bye to her mother as she is dying, Marla's past weeks with Aaron, Tom getting ready to deploy, Jeannine's past year, shoot, even Shawn's and my year from 2009. THISE are struggles. A marathon was five hours of my life.

I did lots of walking the last 6.2 cry cry I'm disappointed in myself on that. The last half was hilly and into the wind.

My mom, girls, sister-in-law, and niece and nephews were at mile 12. They had made a poster. That encouragement was priceless. heart sick heart Shawn and rob, my brother, were waiting for me right after the final chip mat. I burst into tears when Shawn wrapped his arms around me. So many emotions: pride in my guys and myself, relief it was done, and disappointment that I missed the 5 hour mark.

My knees are sore, but otherwise I feel pretty good. Planning to go to school tomorrow. Shawn is up in bed already and wants some ibuprofen and water. He's really hurting to walk. (He finished in 4:40- super proud of him,)

Thanks again for all the support during my training and today. Glad it's done. Don't think I'll do another wink

PS: Shuntae...super proud of you too! Your event sounds so fun and awesome! Glad Lance could join you.laugh


teared up reading this one....WOW so proud of you! Perhaps your experience is like childbirth......you forget the pain you endured during labor and go ahead and have ANOTHER kid! or in Marla's case 8 more!......can't wait to hear about your next marathon! wink heart
Edited by zippy111 On October 8, 2012 7:55 AM
  222778
October 8, 2012 7:58 AM
I became a Great Aunt yesterday. My nephew and his wife had a bouncing baby boy! My nephew lives with my mom. It has been a great arrangement. My mom is not living alone. My nephew and his wife have been there to do shopping for her and in general keep her company. I'm a little nervous on how this family dynamic will affect my mom's living arrangements (it is her house afterall) but for now everyone is very excited.
  222778
October 8, 2012 8:43 AM
Congrats, Auntie Donna-- one of my favorite aunts of all time was my great Aunt Ellen..... Great aunts can make a lovely impact forever on the life of a child.... I'm sure you will. So happy to hear your mom's not alone.... Is this her first great-grandchild??

Just got back from the gym.... Good workout.

Laundry awaits this Columbus Day....then another appointment for Aaron with the orthodontist, and oral surgeon. His jaw is not feeling very well. Second opinion awaits this day.

Have a great day, all--
October 8, 2012 8:47 AM
Congrats, Donna!
  101798
October 8, 2012 9:03 AM
QUOTE:

Finally home. So glad. I'm ready to sleep in my own bed.

So I struggled with carb loading. I seriously was almost in tears at the thought of food Friday night and yesterday. sick

I was nervous, but not NERVOUS until we stopped in front of the Metrodome this morning. Even then my nerves weren't out of control. I started 11 minutes after the start gun. It was 28 degrees. My plan was to stay with the 5 hour pacer, that worked really well. It felt comfortable. He had us walk the first minute of each mile. At mile 8 I took a potty break. Then I spent the next 4-5 miles stressing to catch up with the pacer, I wasted lots of energy on that. I felt pretty good to about the half mark. My right knee started having some sharp pains, it wasn't too bad. The first half of he route was beautiful. Lakes, trees changing color heart At mile 19, we crossed the Mississippi River. I really started to struggle around mile 20. Around mile 22/23, i was just about in tears, just wanting to be done. I chanted the names of all of you and my best friends at home and my family who were so supportive. I reminded myself of true struggles: my friend who is saying good-bye to her mother as she is dying, Marla's past weeks with Aaron, Tom getting ready to deploy, Jeannine's past year, shoot, even Shawn's and my year from 2009. THISE are struggles. A marathon was five hours of my life.

I did lots of walking the last 6.2 cry cry I'm disappointed in myself on that. The last half was hilly and into the wind.

My mom, girls, sister-in-law, and niece and nephews were at mile 12. They had made a poster. That encouragement was priceless. heart sick heart Shawn and rob, my brother, were waiting for me right after the final chip mat. I burst into tears when Shawn wrapped his arms around me. So many emotions: pride in my guys and myself, relief it was done, and disappointment that I missed the 5 hour mark.

My knees are sore, but otherwise I feel pretty good. Planning to go to school tomorrow. Shawn is up in bed already and wants some ibuprofen and water. He's really hurting to walk. (He finished in 4:40- super proud of him,)

Thanks again for all the support during my training and today. Glad it's done. Don't think I'll do another wink

PS: Shuntae...super proud of you too! Your event sounds so fun and awesome! Glad Lance could join you.laugh


First, I want to say that I found a live web camera shot of the finish line (after you finished - waahh!!) and it was definitely very windy and the spectators looked pretty darned cold. So cut yourself some slack on the last 6.2

Second, what Marla said. And everybody else.

Third, I understand those mixed feelings really well. The hardest thing for me to do is give myself pure and simple credit without mixing in some kind of "But..." This is why I'm not in favor of setting up challenge goals - they get in the way of seeing the real accomplishment. And here you've run a MARATHON and you're still doing it too. Ask yourself: how good do I have to be before I can just feel nothing but proud? What was your friend's statistic? You've already beat out 98% of the population! Do you have to win the Boston marathon?

Well, I"M proud of you - pure and simple. I'm also in major awe. From C25K to a marathon. So great - I'm speechless.

And going to work the next day!! Wow - just plain wow.

Jeanne
October 8, 2012 9:22 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Finally home. So glad. I'm ready to sleep in my own bed.

So I struggled with carb loading. I seriously was almost in tears at the thought of food Friday night and yesterday. sick

I was nervous, but not NERVOUS until we stopped in front of the Metrodome this morning. Even then my nerves weren't out of control. I started 11 minutes after the start gun. It was 28 degrees. My plan was to stay with the 5 hour pacer, that worked really well. It felt comfortable. He had us walk the first minute of each mile. At mile 8 I took a potty break. Then I spent the next 4-5 miles stressing to catch up with the pacer, I wasted lots of energy on that. I felt pretty good to about the half mark. My right knee started having some sharp pains, it wasn't too bad. The first half of he route was beautiful. Lakes, trees changing color heart At mile 19, we crossed the Mississippi River. I really started to struggle around mile 20. Around mile 22/23, i was just about in tears, just wanting to be done. I chanted the names of all of you and my best friends at home and my family who were so supportive. I reminded myself of true struggles: my friend who is saying good-bye to her mother as she is dying, Marla's past weeks with Aaron, Tom getting ready to deploy, Jeannine's past year, shoot, even Shawn's and my year from 2009. THISE are struggles. A marathon was five hours of my life.

I did lots of walking the last 6.2 cry cry I'm disappointed in myself on that. The last half was hilly and into the wind.

My mom, girls, sister-in-law, and niece and nephews were at mile 12. They had made a poster. That encouragement was priceless. heart sick heart Shawn and rob, my brother, were waiting for me right after the final chip mat. I burst into tears when Shawn wrapped his arms around me. So many emotions: pride in my guys and myself, relief it was done, and disappointment that I missed the 5 hour mark.

My knees are sore, but otherwise I feel pretty good. Planning to go to school tomorrow. Shawn is up in bed already and wants some ibuprofen and water. He's really hurting to walk. (He finished in 4:40- super proud of him,)

Thanks again for all the support during my training and today. Glad it's done. Don't think I'll do another wink

PS: Shuntae...super proud of you too! Your event sounds so fun and awesome! Glad Lance could join you.laugh


First, I want to say that I found a live web camera shot of the finish line (after you finished - waahh!!) and it was definitely very windy and the spectators looked pretty darned cold. So cut yourself some slack on the last 6.2

Second, what Marla said. And everybody else.

Third, I understand those mixed feelings really well. The hardest thing for me to do is give myself pure and simple credit without mixing in some kind of "But..." This is why I'm not in favor of setting up challenge goals - they get in the way of seeing the real accomplishment. And here you've run a MARATHON and you're still doing it too. Ask yourself: how good do I have to be before I can just feel nothing but proud? What was your friend's statistic? You've already beat out 98% of the population! Do you have to win the Boston marathon?

Well, I"M proud of you - pure and simple. I'm also in major awe. From C25K to a marathon. So great - I'm speechless.

And going to work the next day!! Wow - just plain wow.

Jeanne


^ what she said ^
  83591
October 8, 2012 9:42 AM
Kaylynne, how are you feeling today? I agree with all the wonderful words of wisdom that have already been shared. heart

Everybody, sorry I've been so scarce. I've kept up with reading the posts pretty well, but I haven't been very good about participating and being supportive. Just know that I love you all and carry you with me even in my absence. Maybe even more then.

I need to scoot now to make sure Andrea is up. Her boss wants her to come in early so they can fill out the paperwork for the dog bite incident Friday. Her hand was really sore Saturday but considerably better yesterday. I hope it's still good today. The antibiotics are making her tummy feel like crap. I know that feeling. It sucks. Anyway, I want to make sure she is bandaged up real good today to keep dirt and germs out of the puncture wound. It's healing, but it wouldn't take much for it to come open again, and her work isn't exactly the most sterile environment. Eek, look at the time! I'd better stop blabbing and help her get her ready to go. Be back in a bit!
  261869
October 8, 2012 10:10 AM
QUOTE:

Yipes....ladies, ixnay the eerleaderschay. You understand pig latin, yes? wink

The flashing jumping pics tend to bother Miss Jeannine's migraines..... Mama Marla here is worried.


Sigh, I love you! I didn't see them as I was going backwards and read yours FIRST! I am on a migraine precipice (sp) right now and that may have sent me over the edgeohwell
  31795
October 8, 2012 10:15 AM
I have read a lot of what y'all have written today. What grabs my heart each and every time is how far we have all come. There are things I remember about each of you and what you have overcome to be here today. Running marathons, excepting the good and bad in our kids, enjoying the food we are allowed to eat, not beating the crap out of ourselves too much for eating stuff we shouldnt.

Most of all how proud of feel of each and every one of you!

There is a Color Me Rad 5k in February in Miami. I am going to sign up. I will not be able to run due to my physical issues, but I can 'wog' laugh That means I can finish it in under an hour if I continue to work my way up.

As you go along they give you colored cornstarch to pour on yourself. By the end you look like a rainbow!

I also am going to walk with my friend for the Breast Cancer walk. Seems I am being called from every side to go forth and WALK woman! LOL.

Love you all flowerforyou
  31795
October 8, 2012 10:20 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Yipes....ladies, ixnay the eerleaderschay. You understand pig latin, yes? wink

The flashing jumping pics tend to bother Miss Jeannine's migraines..... Mama Marla here is worried.


Sigh, I love you! I didn't see them as I was going backwards and read yours FIRST! I am on a migraine precipice (sp) right now and that may have sent me over the edgeohwell


God is good.

Love you right back.
October 8, 2012 10:21 AM
And because I love all y'all, I'll NOT roll this thread....since I got the last one.

Enjoying a productive day....much to tell you all tomorrow-- no time now.

Later, peeps.
October 8, 2012 10:31 AM
I am so brief on Internet that I did not even have the time to read your posts. Hope everyone is OK - how has Aaron been?
Will try to catch up...

Everything's OK over here - preparing hard for an exam I have to pass at work... smile
October 8, 2012 10:56 AM
Aaron's hemoglobin finally stabilized in the hospital so he could return home....and it's risen this week. He's still very tired, but getting stronger. Thanks for asking, Dewy-- glad to hear from you.
October 8, 2012 10:56 AM
Okay, so I'm a brat....I know I said I wouldn't roll it....but sheesh...how can I resist?
October 8, 2012 10:57 AM
Going.......... very ..............slowly....so....someone....has.....a....chance....to.....sneak.....in.........and................steal...........this.........
October 8, 2012 10:57 AM
going once......going twice......
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