I will do a longer recap once home, but the headlines:
First 10k on target. Then my calves got super stiff and sore, no idea why. So I slowed down. Found it really hard, I cried when I got to the stadium and when I got my medal! Official chip time is 5.21.59, so very very pleased.
Thanks for all the comments- I was thinking of all your encouragement on the way around!
22 thoughts on “Marathon complete!”
Congratulations!!!! (more exclamation marks are needed but I won’t clog up the comments box with them)
I am so, so happy for you. I also tracked you at the halfway point and biked home extra quickly from the gym in the afternoon to ‘catch’ your finish.
I wish I could give you a huge, proud hug right now.
Thanks so much 🙂 I am very flattered (or something like that) that people actually did check to see how I got on! Get ready for a crazy mammoth report later in the week!
Congratulations!! What an amazing achievement!!
Thanks 🙂 It is a beautiful city (and very friendly people watching too)- I look forward to seeing more at a leisurely/ snails pace!
Very proud of you xxxx I clocked in when you had passed 30km and kept my eyes peeled even though we had visitors!! HAve a fantastic evening, I’d be in bed already but thats just me 🙂
I too followed you obsessively from 20k. (I was in work, so I had plenty of time on my hands, haha!) You ran such an amazingly consistent race, you should be really proud of that medal 🙂
Looking forward to the recap!
Wooooooooooooooooop!!! Congratulations! What an achievement; huge virtual hugs coming your way and can’t wait to hear about it xx
Congratulations! Well done you! Looking forward to the re-cap!
will look forward to the full update, but many many congratulations! x
Yay yay yay yay yay!!!!!
So pleased for you 🙂
x x x
Congratulations!! I hope you’re having a well deserved rest and I can’t wait to read the full recap 🙂
Congrats! Can’t wait for the full race recap!
YAY and well done to you 🙂 🙂 🙂 So glad you managed to do it despite being poorly last week and it seems like you enjoyed it. Congratulations and hope you’re having many cupcakes to celebrate 🙂 x
Brilliant brilliant brilliant!
Can’t wait to hear the full write up but soooo pleased to hear that the UTI and the Ash didn’t manage to hold you back
AMAZING congratulations!! I KNEW you could do it Maria, and I’m so so proud of you!! 😀
Well done! And I can’t wait to read your full recap 😀
Woo hoo, congratulations!! I’m so pleased you did it, that’s fantastic! 🙂
Really enjoyed the last race recap you wrote, so even more looking forward to hearing the details of how the marathon went! Hope you’ve had a good weekend celebrating and resting since! 🙂
So the ash cloud and sore calves couldn’t defeat you 🙂
Really well done – I overheard another runner at the finish saying “Pain is temporary – pride is forever” quite apt and I hope you have some fantastic memories of such a great achievement long after the aches have gone !
Congratulations!!! That’s so awesome!!! 🙂
Thanks so much everyone 🙂
Starting the recap now- it’s going to be a big one!