Sunday, December 7, 2008

....or the bronze

it was a great day. i am frozen and warming myself up in bed. james downloaded this screen shot that's a keeper. it's not going to happen everyday that we both make the "leaderboard" in a big race (james for half, me for full....).



i am very happy with my race, but even more proud of J. the half marathon had over 10,000 people in it and he was 5th.
the best part about today was that, according to race officials and the website, i won a decent chunk of change. not sure when i'll see it, but if i do, it's HONU 70.3 in 2009 for SURE! this makes me happier than anything because it just wasn't fitting in my nonexistant budget, but now there's no excuses! ok, i'm nice and warm now...time to get dressed and hit the tables (and the cocktails!) race report will liekly be written in bed tomorrow morning with a hangover.
i can't thank everyone enough for all the support. it really makes this all feel like a team sport which is so cool. couldn't have done it without my team... and THANKS, dr. jog coach.

32 comments:

Maggs said...

Wohoo! Congrats on a great race (to James too). Can't wait to read all about it.

Sue said...

You are such a fast and famous lady...so fun to watch you do your thing well. Inspiration to my little one, that is for sure. Have fun in Vegas and remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas..This was your day all the way, big time!!

LoveOfShoes said...

AMAZING! Congrats, can't wait to read all about it. Enjoy Vegas, you deserve it. Probably a good thing you don't get the prize money right away :)

Luke said...

take your winnings and spend it all on booze and gamble the rest away! what happens in vegas, stays in vegas right? ;) [dang, sue beat me to that line]

kerrie said...

nice race! for some reason i knew you were going to run 3:03, but i can't believe you negative split...that's crazy! i'm very impressed!
don't spend all of your $$ in one place runnergirl.

MarkyV said...

DOODE!

THAT'S F-in AWESOME!!! CONGRATS!!! :)

Lucho said...

Nice work Beth! I'm super proud of you!
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SixTwoThree said...

So proud of you both! Way to go girl!! Now try not to drink as fast as you run ;-) FatDad ate your dust I bet! But go on, give us the margin!

GZ said...

YES! Definitely frame that pic. It's a keeper.

Way to live it.

GZ

Jessi said...

Congratulations!
Hey, results say James got 4th, not 5th??

rr said...

Hey - Did I tell you or did I tell you??? I predicted 3:03 in my last response :) YOU KILLED IT! I am blown away, that is an awesome first marathon. So exciting!

And congrats to James too - what a fast pair you are!!!

Jaakko Hiekkaranta said...

YES! ABSOLUTELYFREAKINGCRAZYAWESOME GONGRATS! YOU SO DESERVED IT!!!!!!!!

D said...

Ok, I'm really torn. I REALLY want you to come to Honu so we can play, but I REALLY DON'T want you to come to Honu cuz you're in my age group. Hmmm... can you go pro for it? haha :D

YOU ROCK!

Dan said...

Wow! Incredible work. You gotta like the $$ thing. And a big congrats to the power couple o'cbad.

Sherry said...

Wow, Beth! Awesome job out there! So very happy for you... :o)

Absolutely amazing! Congrats to James, too!

BreeWee said...

YOU are a rock star. Nuff said!

MJ said...

Holy frickin' lightning fast! Awesome job both of you!

Holly said...

HOLY CRAP. How in the world do you run a 3:03 as a first marathon? You have some amazing natural talent combined with hard work and a passion for the sport. It's those three things combined that make the greats (I became convinced of this with Micheal Phelps this Olympics - people might be born with his perfect body for swimming but don't have the drive/passion, or people have the drive/passion but just weren't blessed with the natural skills).

Seriously amazing job, Beth. Wow.

katie b said...

CONGRATS BETH :) what an amazing time!!!! have fun.

D a v e P said...

Congrats Beth! Excellent job!

Jill Costantino said...

That is firckin FAST! Congratulations - WOW, WOW, WOW!!

Shan said...

YEAH BABY! Congrats!!! :)

Mark said...

OMG...wow...nice work you two!

j.p. patrick said...

Doooooh!! 3:03 in your first marathon out of the gate! I will now only refer to you as Ms. Wickedfast! Hmmmm... let me guess one of your top goals now for '09!?
Starts with a 2:xx!!??

Ryan Denner said...

absolutely killed it - congrats to a great finish to the season!

Mama Simmons said...

Wow! That's awesome. Congrats!! Come to Honu... it'll be fun! I just sent my entry in (although its a little easier for me to get there from Oahu!)

Mer! said...

You ROCKED!!!! Now....take some of those much much earned winnings and buy some new shoes, gamble a little and then use the rest to get to HONU and kick some of those Hawaiian girls' butts! =0 (hehe)..

Way to kill it Beth!!! Just in awe...(me whining: I wanna run like you!) =0

BRFOOT said...

Very nice work! to negative split a marathon at any pace is an accomplishment.

Matt said...

Wow.

FatDad said...

Great race! Too bad we didn't get a chance to meet up after: I brought the Celine costume all the way down for nothing!

Jennifer Harrison said...

Beth! Great job at your first marathon! Amazing time and sounds like it was a good time for you and James too - congrats! :)

Todd Hatfield said...

Friggin solid!!! Dayum!!