11/15/2010

We have a winner! - Pre Marathon Giveaway

Well....I guess none of you could have guessed that I would get injured at mile 8 (mile 8!!! 18 (What the @%!%^?) to go!) and limp the thing out in 5:18:46. Ouch... Especially when you were right on track for a sub 4. Yeah, the injury (ripped calf) got me an extra 1 1/2 hours on my splits. I guess that's what you get when you're limping and aren't able to run for these last 18 miles.

The one that guessed closest to my actual finish time is Heather from runningwithsass.com! She predicted 4:22 hours. Please email me at ctj@live.nl with your shipping details, so I can send you your giveaway package! :)
For those of you that feel bummed for not winning the giveaway: here's a photo of me resembling Big Bird around mile 20 of the New York City Marathon. Yeah...I even limp funny...

9 comments:

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Congrat to Heather!

You do kinda look like big bird. heehee NOT!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Shelly: I'm sticking with Big Bird...look at those arms...I'm flapping them around like the Tin Man. Tin Man; that would've been a good one too. ;)

skinnyrunner.com said...

congrats for finishing!! i know how you feel, finishing in pain. though it looks like a torn calf muscle is much much much worse than a head cold!

Becka said...

I can't believe you finished!! You are one determined lady! And might I add that your race day outfit is FABULOUS!!

runningwithsass.com said...

I feel bad that I won b/c of how you got hurt! lol! I am so sad for you and your injury. I know you worked really hard for that race! I am about to email you.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ skinnyrunner: Well, a cold is nasty...but I guess the torn calf kind of beats it on the 'Sucky Scale'.

@ Becka: Thanks! ;) The outfit sure helped. ;)

@ Heather: Hahaha! Waiting for your email! ;)

RunningRonald said...

Congrats Heather!! en je vond dat ik al hoog zat met mijn 4:05:06 .. nou ja, volgende keer loop je gewoon onder 4 uur.. for sure!! nu maar snel herstellen. Deze marathon vergeet je iig nooit meer :)

Zaneta said...

you can absolutely join the Christmas Card Swap!! :)

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Bummer about the injury!!! You finished and that makes you AMAZING! Cute blog, I just found it and I am loving it!