Sunday, December 7, 2008

I did it!!! (Drum roll please!! )

California International Marathon is officially over!! And yours truly did not BQ (or BBQ for Mica, hehe) . But that's ok. Because I PR'd by 10 minutes!!! AND, that would make it a sub 4 hour finish! I made my goal:

3:59:10

This is only gun time!!! Chip time not available, yet! I just barely squeaked by! But it's still under 4 hours! I am hoping it is something like 3:58:XX. :-)

I am really tired right now but off to a baby shower... Planning on taking long nap in the car, on our way back down to the Bay Area.

THANK YOU for all your support and encouragement.. I am so happy that I got sub 4 hour finish, finally! Duane was amazing cheering me on every few miles or so handing my my Gu and water. And I LOVED seeing Maritza and Tara on the course, like 3 times! You guys really helped push me to the finish line. You two are the best cheerleaders!! Thank you!

And congrats to Aron who PR'd by 20 minutes and to Leslie to BQ'd!!!! It was also lovely meeting Stacey, KK and Leslie for the first time. Can't wait to read the all the race reports!

I really hope we stop at In-n-Out Burger on our way home!

Oh and a full race report coming soooooon with lots of pictures!!

59 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm so happy for you! That is AWESOME! Congratulations on a terrific marathon. Can't wait for the full race report.

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  2. YEAH!!! Good job!!! Can't wait to read the full report.

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  3. CONGRATS CHICA!! I AM SO THRILLED for you!! Amazing job. WHOOOOO HOOOO!! ;D ;D

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  4. what an awesome PR! yippeeeee! have fun celebrating :)

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  5. Awesome Julianne. I'm so happy for you, this is a huge PR. Very inspiring! Can't wait to read all the details!

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  6. Congratulations! That is great! Wow a sub 4 hour marathon! You are awesome!

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  7. YEAY! Congrats, Julianne. You worked hard for it. :)

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  8. Congrats on a great time and PR!!!!!

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  9. i am so so so so so happy for you :) you did amazing!!!! M & T said how happy you looked everytime they saw you :) cant wait for the full report!

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  10. OMG that is awesome! (I am delurking by the way.) Congrats!!!

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  11. you did AWESOME!!!! sub 4 hour!! wahooo!! way to go!!!

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  12. Congratulations Julianne! Way to execute!

    Cynthia

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  13. That is such an accomplishment. Way to go Julianne!

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  14. WOW!!! Congrats to you speedster lady.

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  15. AHH! Great job girl! I knew you could do it! *HIGH FIVE*

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  16. You did it!!! I soooo want a sub-4 finish. Congrats, and I can't wait for the full report!

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  17. Julianne, you did a wonderful job. Sounds like everyone had such great races. I can't wiat to read the full reports.

    Not only am in awe of your time, but that you are headed to a baby shower after you just ran a marathon.

    Well done!!!!

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  18. It was so fun meeting you! (If you've never met Julianne, trust me that she's just as darling in person as she is on her blog!) And way to go on your race. We were so close, yet we never saw each other. Can't wait for the full report. But I can't imagine going to a baby shower after the race -- you are one tough girl! :)

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  19. Congratulations. Beating your goal is amazing!

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  20. Congrats, Julianne - I'm so happy for you!!! What a HUGE PR! ;)

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  21. Congrats! That is great! Now rest and eat up.

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  22. So so so happy for you! You must be on Cloud 9, especially if you got to stop at I&O and have some of their fantastic food. :-)

    What's next? Sub 3:50? You could totally do it!

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  23. That is so awesome. I really should do that marathon sometime. It goes right by where I grew up.

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Less than 4 hours!!, I do not know when I may be able to reach those numbers!!!, Great job!!

    web.me.com/amaurydeleon

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  25. WOOOHOO!!! Congrats! That is awesome and you not only finished, but you ROCKED it and met your goal!

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  26. Congrats!!! Wish I could run that fast.

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  27. Great job! Congratulations on a great time.

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  28. You rocked it!!! Congratulations on a great race and getting your sub-4!

    Seriously, you get smiliest marathoner award! I loved cheering for you on the course! Can't wait for the full report!

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  29. Congratulations, Miz Julianne! Sub-4. That's amazing! Even more amazing that BBQ, which is delicious!!!

    Seriously, great job, lady! You're my personal hero.

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  30. that is so wonderful!!! Did you follow a specific training plan? I'm working to cut my time and would love to know.

    way to go!!! and happy to have you in HBBC...bye bye booties

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  31. Congratulations Julianne!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear all the details. I hope you made it through the baby shower awake. :)

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  32. Amazing, amazing, amazing!!

    Way to go!!!

    Can't wait to see the report...

    E

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  33. WOOOOOOO!!! You rock. That is an awesome, AWESOME, AWESOME PR. Congratulations.

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  34. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay for making your goal! That is so smokin' fast! You rock!

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  36. Congratulations on the sub 4 hour AND the huge PR! What an awesome time...I really can't wait to read your race report, so I can congratulate you again! Oh, and I hope you got a burger on the way home...I'm pretty sure that your sweet husband/devoted supporter stopped if you asked him! You more than earned it!

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  37. congrats! thats so exciting!

    Kelly Turner
    www.groundedfitness.com

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  38. CON-FREAKING-GRATS! Congrats, Congrats! I am so happy for you! great job and can't wait to see all the pictures.

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!Can't wait for the race report:)

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  40. Congrats on your race. That's so exciting. You must have had a great time out there. Now it's time to celebrate! Recover well!

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  41. Totally awesome!!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to read the report and see the pictures!

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  42. I'm so sorry I didn't get to see you... I'm not quite sure where my phone disappeared to in my purse but I searched and searched and couldn't find it! UGH! but I am so stinkin' proud of you! Under 4hours? You rock! I have a lot to work for to make it to a sub 4 but I'm sure gonna try. I feel pretty good about my time though. Hope you have a good week!

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  43. Way to go! I love it when you just squeak by like that...it makes you feel kind of lucky or something :) Hope you got some tasty in and out burger and a nice nap!

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  44. Fantastic! You have lots of great support here and I second it all. Really, really exciting to finish, to get a PR and be sub 4 hours - awesome!

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  45. Awesome job lady!!!! Can't wait to read the full report!!! :)

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  46. congrats on the sub-4!! that is so awesome. next up, a bq!

    hope you got an in-and-out burger too! mmm i haven't had one in over a year :(

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  47. Congrats on a sub 4 marathon! Impressive!

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  48. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 minutes that is a LOT and you are so inspiring. can't wait to read the full report :)

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  49. Sweet. Congrats on the sub-4 and giant PR marathon. Can't wait to hear the details!

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  50. Congrats on your PR!!!

    Just found your blog via RBR and see that you're also in the area where I grew up (S.F. Bay Area). Gosh, too bad I didn't start running races until I moved to FL :-P

    Best of luck to you in 2009!

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  51. Hey! I found you on facebook and added you! I hope its okay? :)

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  52. Sub-4!!! You're in rare air now. BQ can't be too far behind...

    SD

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  53. Yay!!! Congrats! Now you need to change your info, "I'm in hot pursuit of running a marathon sub 4 hours..." because you did it! I can't wait to read the details.

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  54. wonderful job. That is dang inpressive.

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