Sunday, October 9, 2016

I've Fallen and I Can Get Up! (WW # 62)

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M - Rest
T  - Ran 4 Progressive (10:16 / 9:49 / 9:25 / 8:55)
W - Ran 3 Easy
T  - Rest
F  - Rest (Travel)
S  - Rest (Sightseeing)
S  - CHICAGO MARATHON


Hello, Chicago!!



Hi, everyone.  There's not much to say about this last week leading up to the marathon.  It was taper time.  I acted crazy.  When this goes live, I will have completed the Chicago Marathon.  My phone doesn't edit blogger well, especially pictures so you'll have to wait.  No doubt I'll have several lengthy posts about my experience in the coming weeks {wink}.   

RACE:  I had a hard and nasty spill during mile 12.   I literally went flying and landed on my hands, knees and one elbow. Blood was gushing from both kneecaps and luckily there was a medical tent just ahead.   I was shaken up pretty badly but happy nothing was broken. After coming upon a man with diarrhea all over his shorts, I realize my fall probably wasn't the worse thing that could happen.   I finished in 4:44:30 which is a PR of 23 minutes (if you count the foot-fracture marathon).

I appreciate all of the well wishes before this race. 

There were a lot of races this weekend.  Tell me all about it!





45 comments:

  1. Owie! I can't wait to hear the whole story. It's such a big running month I'm hosting a race recap link up, so when you get yours done ... :-)

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  2. Congrats! You are a trooper. And yes, who has time for diarrhea? Not a runner!

    I miss you already!

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  3. O my goodness! What caused your fall? Last year I was watching the NYC marathon and a gal fell right in the beginning and did a face plant. Glad nothing was broken. Can't wait to hear more about the race. Did you see Lacey? -M

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  4. WOot!!!! The fall had to be disheartening, but look at you! You got back up, dusted off, and finished like a boss ;-) Congrats!!!!!

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  5. Wow, congrats!!! I am so glad you didnt get really hurt and were able to finish. Awesome job and congrats on the PR!

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  6. I am still so impressed with your time and your recovery from it! I was tracking you and of course I had no idea that you fell until later. Your PR is great! Congrats!
    I love the Chicago view from the air at night - it is gold and lights up the sky :)
    You did great taking it easy before the race. I will be on vacation the week before Richmond, I am nervous about that.

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  7. I'm sorry bout the fall -- I had a spectacular fall on a long run once -- actually, two falls -- but it wasn't a race or a marathon!

    You're a determined mama & I hope it's nothing too serious.

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  8. I've some big falls - 2 during races (5ks) and one right before my last half. I am very clumsy. I have lots of scars on my knees.

    but finished! You are tough!!

    Running another???

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  9. I forgot. I had a half marathon PR!!!!

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  10. Oh my! I'm dying to hear the "rest of the story"!! So glad that you are ok and were able to finish...and finish you did!! How impressive that you PR'd even with the time it must've taken to bandage you up!! Your mantra has come full circle....YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS!

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  11. Oh no, I'm so glad you didn't hurt yourself when you fell, but I agree, I'd rather have blood gushing from my knees than diarrhea dripping from my shorts. Can't wait to read your recaps!

    Thanks for the linkup!

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  12. Congratulations! And a new PR despite the spill! You weren't the only one - I was watching it on TV and one of the elite men took a super man flying fall. Can't wait for more details, but what a major victory! You rest and revel in what you accomplished today marathon woman :)

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  13. Congrats on the huge PR and finishing the marathon! You are awesome! Falls during races are no fun. I once fell during mile 1 of a half and twisted my ankle...somehow that race is still my PR! Can't wait to hear more about the race!

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  14. You are the very essence of grace in the face of adversity. I'll never forget your brilliant smile when we saw you at 13. All you can do is fall back on your sense of humor and forge ahead and you did exactly that. Rest well my friend, cannot wait to see you again in December!

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  15. Congratulations. What a huge accomplishment !
    Can't wait to read all about it. Sorry about your fall... hope it wasn't serious...

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  16. Oh no!!! Hope you're doing alright. In any case, congrats! I look forward to hearing all about the race!

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  17. I'm so thrilled for you! Well done! I can't imagine having a fall like that. That's terrific that you were able to continue and PR!

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  18. CONGRATS!!! That is a huge PR and I can't wait to hear all the rest of the details. I am glad you weren't the one with the diarrhea shorts. Can you imagine how terrible that would be?Sorry you had a big fall though, hope you are recovering well

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  19. CONGRATS!!! That is a huge PR and I can't wait to hear all the rest of the details. I am glad you weren't the one with the diarrhea shorts. Can you imagine how terrible that would be?Sorry you had a big fall though, hope you are recovering well

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  20. Congrats on the huge PR! I am glad you are ok after that fall, that would be so tough to deal with in the middle of the marathon.

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  21. Wow!! That is a huge pr!! Way to stay tough and power through- that takes serious mental toughness!

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  22. OMG, you fell and still PR'd?? Amazing!! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

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  23. I was so sorry to hear about your fall during the marathon, but so happy that you were not seriously injured! I can't wait to hear all about the Marathon!

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  24. Congrats! Sorry to hear about your fall, but it is great that you were able to get up and keep going! Can't wait to hear all about the race and race weekend!

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  25. That is a very impressive time even without the fall! You simply amaze me and I'm so glad I have you to look up too! I can't say it enough, how proud I am of you for sticking with your dream of this marathon! You came, you saw and you conquered it!

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  26. Congrats on finishing the race! Too bad you feel but I am glad you kept on going. Can't wait to read your recap.

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  27. Awesome job with your race! Can't wait to hear all of the details!

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  28. I'm so impressed that you fell, got up, got repaired, and STILL PRd. And yes, I count this as a PR. Can't wait to read more and hope your legs are feeling a-ok today. (You know, minus normal post-marathon pain.)

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  29. Yikes on the fall! It's great that you got fixed up after that fall and kept running on to a PR. Way to go :) I look forward to hearing more about the race.

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  30. Wow! I saw your Instagram pic and was wondering! Glad you got back up, finished, and earned a beautiful time and PR along the way. Congrats on reaching all your goals for this race! I can't wait to hear more about it!

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  31. Huge congratulations, HoHo!!! So bummed that I missed you while you were in town this weekend, but I hope that Chicago treated you well (minus the pavement!) Can't wait to read your recap!!!

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  32. So glad it went well (despite the fall!) I knew it would be great - can't wait to hear more about it!

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  33. congrats! so excited for you!!

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  34. Congratulations! Can't wait to read the race report.

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  35. Omg Holly. I knew you said it was bad but blood gushing from both knees is awful! I'm so happy for you that you finished AND PRed. You are strength personified. ❤️

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  36. Congratulations!! I'm sorry to hear about your fall, but you got up and kept going! That is determination!!

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  37. Congrats on your PR! I am so sorry to hear about your fall but I'm glad to hear that you're okay...and you still finished like a boss!

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  38. What an awesome race, even with your tumble! Congrats on the huge PR!

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  39. I'm so glad we got to meet!! Congrats, woohoo!! Sorry to hear about your fall though! That's an awesome PR! I'm glad I didn't see anyone with diarrhea.

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  40. wow!!!! you made it, blood sweat tears and all AND landed a big PR!!!
    cant wait to hear the details!
    you are one strong lady!!!!
    I am so proud of you!!!!
    *hugs*

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  41. Holly, you are incredible. Kudos to you for getting it together and finishing strong after what could have been a DNF for so many. It was wonderful to meet you and if Tom had not been there I would have crashed your afternoon boat tour. So glad you had a great weekend and the accident was just a blip on your radar. Great PR too!

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  42. So sorry to hear that you fell and so glad there was an aid tent nearby! Amazing that you fell and still PR'd. Congrats!! So great meeting you too!

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  43. Sorry to hear that you fell that is the worse, well I am glad you finished the race. Congrats on your PR.

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  44. HoHo! Huge Congrats on a great marathon plus a PR, despite that nasty fall! You would have been even faster had you not fallen. I have to give you lots of credit for finishing despite that kind of pain. I fell during a run 4 years and broke both my knees open. There was no way I could have run any further - how in the world did you continue to run for another 14.2 miles? You are AMAZING and such a tough cookie!!!

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  45. Congrats!!!!!! You went, you ran, you DID it!!!!

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