Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Really, Really Short Version...For Now

We just got home from San Francisco about an hour ago. I don't have to tell you how tired I am...tired, but completely filled with joy. Yes, I ran my very first half marathon...my very first marathon of any kind. It was a beautiful (BEAUTIFUL) course with beautiful weather. I was a part of the largest women's marathon as I ran with 22,000 other women. (And a few men, too.) And through this event, along with Team and Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, raised more than $18.5 million dollars!

All of that is so incredibly amazing. Then you throw in the fact that I had ZERO chaffing, and you've got yourself a VERY happy, although quite tired and a bit sore, JP.

I'm off to bed. Thank you...ALL of you for your support and well wishes. What a wonderful day this has been.

8 comments:

M&M said...

I LOVE that kind of tired. Your race sounds fantastic and I am anxious to hear all the details. Please don't take as long as Suzie to enlighten us. :-) Congrats again!

cherl said...

Whoo hoo, JP! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear the whole story. Congratulations on finsihing your first half! (Are you totally addicted now?? Thinking about your next one yet??)

Team Hanni said...

Isn't it amazing??? Way to go!!! How's walking up and down stairs? I crawled up and down stairs for almost a week after my first half.... It was worth every ounce of pain though. Hopefully you are still feeling the race high. It sounds like it was a great race, with a wonderful cause. You have inspired many. Ready to go again?

SeanandJess said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to hear more about it.

JP said...

Funny story - I was thinking what I would write about during the marathon. See? BLOGGING got me through. LOL!

p.s. Yes, I'm really addicted...especially to this event.

p.s.s. (or is it p.p.s? I can never remember) I sort of hate the stairs in my house. I'm just saying. :)

Polliwog said...

Hooray for you! It sounds like it was an awesome race. I love the half distance too. I need to find one ...
I'm with everybody else--can't wait to read the details.

LCM said...

What an awesome amount! It's cool you accomplished so much, both with your running and fundraising.
Thanks again!

Suzie Petunia said...

HOORAY!!!!! I can't wait to hear all about it! We're so happy for you!