Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pictures from the Marathon Weekend.

First off, I have to let you all know that my blog is temporarily moved back to http://www.chicrunner.blogspot.com/. Please update your feeds, and reader. I will let you all know when it switches back, but right now I'm having issues with the hosting and will be here for a while. I promise an exeptionally wonderful giveaway though once the issues get fixed, so stay tuned and for now stay at the blogspot.com location! Now onto some sweet pictures.


It started off on Friday night when I got this super cute pillowcase from my Aunt. It has all different type of running things and accessories on it and I LOVE it! It was such a great surprise and I took it with me to San Diego for good luck! She is amazing and made it by hand. I used to always get pillowcases from my mom for every month when I was away at college, so pillowcases are very special to me.


Once I got down to San Diego, Alisa and I were hunnnnngry girls and so we went to the Richard Walker's pancake house for some grub, it was delicious! I totally recommend it!

There was a huge blogger, tweeter meet up at the expo at 1 pm. Here's maritza, tara, julianne and aron, some of my favorite girls from Northern CA.

....and here's all the Bad Girls of Running at the expo! Yea, I guess I didn't get the memo to wear a white or black shirt :)

Here's my running twin, aron and I! She is the absolute best and I loved being able to run a large part of the marathon with her. We look alike in a lot of race pictures and have some of the same clothes to run in, but in person we look nothing alike. Oh well, she will always be my running twin!

This was the huge group at dinner! There's a ton of people in here and I consider this to be my 'running club' that I'm apart of. It's a forum on the Runner's World Website that I post in. There's a ton of super dedicated and hardcore runners in this bunch. We even have a lot of age group placers in this picture, including an Age Group winner! Amazing job.

This was race morning, with Alisa and Kristen. That was my lucky banana. Yup, we were waiting in the portapottie line! :)

Then I ran a marathon..... Those pictures aren't up yet, but I'll post them when they are released and I steal them.... But here's the afters!

Mr. R met me at the finish! He thought that after I texted him what had happened at mile 8 that I would quit and he texted me, "Do you need me to come get you" and I just texted him back, "No I am almost to mile 20. I hate this." Then 20 minutes later I texted him again, "This sucks ass" He was sending me funny supportive texts while I was dying at miles 20-26. I almost didn't want to check my phone because I was scared I was going to cry. I crossed the finish line and texted him, "Done, Tuck! hahahahaha I want wawa." (Thanks Iphone predictive texting for changing my bad word! ha ha) He was a great sport and was super helpful, I am so thankful that he was there.

Then to my surprise, My roommate and her mom came down! I totally wasn't expecting them at all and it was a great surprise. Notice I'm holding my chocolate milk with a death grip.

The Roomie and I. So happy she came.... and she gave me my prize of the day, worth more than any medal... a tampon! ha ha ha.

Then here is Ryan Hall and me. He signed my name Danick. Cool Ryan. Thanks! ha ha. Great meeting him even though I was pretty delusional and talking to him about twitter. Funny thing is I watched him race in High School many times, we were in the same CIF and state sections, he blew my mind then and still does today.

More and more pictures are slowly trickling in, so I'll post more if I get more. I didn't take many pictures and I'm pretty sure that my race photos will make resemble a puppy suffering on the verge of death, but hey, I got my medal.

Last night I ran for 1.5 miles, and let me tell you, it was rough. I was shuffling along and almost felt the need to apologize to the people I ran past. I got home in around 17 minutes. I really think that it helped a lot in my recovery today though. I just feel like I ran 20 miles, not like I tortured myself. So today will be my day off instead of yesterday. Last night I watched the Bachelorette, and wow, that was interesting to say the least. I have been stretching a lot though and feeling better than I thought I would. This weekend I'm going out of town for a Bachelorette party and I'm SO excited to get away, do some serious relaxing and run a great first long run after my marathon! I can't wait.

I already signed up for the San Fransisco Half Marathon (the first half) for July and I realized today that it's already June and it's next month! I can't wait to go up there though and race again, my beloved distance. I will be talking about some training plans and how I hope to get faster for that race in the near future. Tomorrow I will be posting a ton of reviews of cool stuff that I have tried recently. Hope everyone else is recovering nicely as well and you all enjoyed the pictures thus far!

xoxo

46 comments:

Angry Julie Monday said...

Congrats on the race! I love all the pictures!!!

Jocelyn said...

Aww! I really wish I could have been there to meet you all. You look great! :)

Meganerd said...

Congrats on your marathon! What an amazing Accomplishment. :) Was it your first marathon?

I just found your blog and I can't wait to read more!

Megan
http://meganerdruns.blogspot.com

PunkRockRunner said...

What an awesome day! You should be very proud of your accomplishments.

Time to rest up for the next one!

NINA said...

The pictures are adorable!! Congratulations!

Nicole said...

Congrats!! You are such an inspiration and I love reading your blog!

aron said...

yay love the pics!! i should have whipped out the phone to take pics of us while we were running :) hopefully there was a photographer out there we weren't aware of!

cant wait to see you again and hang out next month!!

LyndsAU said...

Congrats to you for running that marathon!! That is AMAZING!! :) I am so proud of you! Girl, you rock :)

Gina Harris said...

I'm just amazed that you continued with the race despite all odds. Sounds like me. :) I'm glad I don't have the monthly things anymore. What a bummer! Great job!

Gina

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Congrats again on the finish! You look great in all your pics!! Pretty sure I would look like a drowned rat after a marathon!

maria k said...

great pictures! looks like a great weekend. i LOVE the pillowcase. i think i will be signing up for the SF half, too...unless i get psycho and run the full, of course.

J said...

I can't believe how many ppl ran SD! I can't believe you texted during the marathon? How did you pull that off..i can't even drink water while running! Glad your legs are feeling better!

melinda said...

congrats on the race!!! you did great despite mother nature interrupting... I love your photos! you dont even look tired in them!

Just Me said...

Congratulations!! :) Oh and that outfit with the green sweater is super cute

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

I love the pics! I'm still LOL about you tearing up -- I SO would have been doing the same thing asking myself "WTF is wrong with me?!"

YAY! You did it!

p.s. -- Think it's funny I made such a fuss about growing my hair and then I chopped it all off? I'd been wanting to do what I like to call "The Katie Holmes Haircut" for like 2 years and I finally got enough balls to do it! -- Besides... clearly the vitamins weren't for my hair anyway, were they?! HAHAHA

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

OH! and I love how your green sweater pops in EVERY pic! I LOVE GREEN!!!!!!!!!!

P.O.M. said...

So proud of you! I wish I could have been done there running with you gals. Can't wait to see the "running in action" pics!

Alisa said...

You did fantastic!

I'm so glad that Mr. R was there for you. I knew he would be!

Yay for your roomie bringing you a tampon. What a friend!

Miss you already chica.

runningcommentaries said...

Really, really cute photos! I wonder if I ever saw you at CIFs-- I remember seeing Ryan there, too. I totally heart him.

Marlene said...

Love the pics so far! I have to say, you seem to be in remarkably good shape in those after pics! Good on ya!

J.J. said...

thanks for sharing all that coolness!!!! You are the master!!

Nicole said...

Congrats and great race! Love all the pics!! I love that you were texting Mr.R during the marathon! Multitasking at its best!

X-Country2 said...

My reader didn't update with you new posts, so this is the first time I was able to congratulate you. YOU DID IT!!! Now I'm excited to go back and read all about it. Great pics and I love the hair. :o)

Just Me said...

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Cindy said...

congrats!! how did u manage to run and text? i'm so impressed! really great job :)

Running Texas Girl said...

love your green cardigan outfit..super cute! great post- race pics, too!

kristen said...

Your so cute! Love the pictures. and Ryan - very cool.

D10 said...

Fun pictures!! I love the pillow case.

Susan said...

Love your pictures! I hope the running in action pictures turn out just as awesome.

Marathon Maritza said...

Yes!!! I love that I'll see you next month at the SF half! This time there will be more actual conversation, yeah? Less dying? Sounds good to me!

Sassy Sarah said...

Great pics! I am running the first half of San Fran too, I just couldn't resist running over the golden gate!!

N.D. said...

Fantastic pics!! Ryan Hall, so cute! Love the chocolate milk one. Your captions are too funny! Take it easy getting back into it, slowly!! the 1/2 sounds like a great thing to have ahead. Nice work!

The Shabby Princess said...

Congrats on the race!! You soooo DO NOT look like you just finished a marathon in those pictures--you look awesome! So excited for you!! I'm running my first in November--ahh!

Legallyblondemel said...

How much do I love that green cardigan / grey dress combo? Uber chic.

And, oh yeah, I continue to be impressed with your finishing that race!

PS - If you have time, would you mind sending me a photo of you for my "Friday feature"? I like to include photos to keep it focused on the featured person. Thanks!

RissyKay said...

Congrats! The pictures are great. I can't wait for your posts about the upcoming half, I am going to do my first one at the end of August.

The Happy Runner said...

Nice pics, Danick! :-)

You'll do great in that half. I'm happy that you're raring to go after your marathon!

Jenn said...

amazing pictures! I LOVE that you text while you run - have you installed the iphone app so you don't run into people? http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/05/14/emailnwalk-iphone-app-finally-lets-us-leave-the-house/

B.o.B. said...

just found your blog and i am loving it! can't wait for more chic fashion running gear and advice!

Xavierism said...

Wow

Xavierism said...

Wow...I thought I commented on this post. So here goes...great post! This gives me such inspiration.

Probably too quick to be asking but when is your next marathon? I really wanna run the Phoenix marathon in Jan '10. I plan to run a half marathon before then.

I added myself to Google Friend Connect. I'm trying to add it to my blog but having the hardest time. Thanks again.

*CHEERS*

Running Around Acres said...

Congrats on sticking to the run though the incident. Meeting Ryan H. must have been cool. I would like to meet someone fast and famous sometime. Good luck in SF.

carpeviam said...

Well done! You look so happy after finishing. I can't say I've looked quite to cheerful after my own marathons! ;)

mrjwhit~ said...

Great job and wonderful pics. You look like you enjoyed it.

tootie said...

Congrats on finishing! That is just awesome!

Run For Life said...

Great pics, I'm jealous you got to meet Ryan Hall and blog runners! The pillowcase is awesome.

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