Site:
http://fabyoulousfitness.com/
Miles:
5026 total / 813 in 2014
Goal:

To run the Columbus Full Marathon in October and remain injury free.

Kim Bouldin ran: The race started out ...

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  • 26 miles
  • 04:38 time
  • 10:35 pace
  • 3143 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 5/5 Effort.
    effort 5/5
blah Cleveland Marathon 26.2 mi 04:38 10:35 pace

The race started out so well. The weather was perfect - 64 as the high and 50 as the low; sunny with a light wind. I did well the first half and was on target to hit 4:12 and had planned on picking up my pace during the 2nd half or the last 6 miles or so. Well, after hitting mile 13, we turned & faced a nice strong headwind off of Lake Erie for the next 5 or so miles. Mile 18 my intestines started acting up - I will leave it at that. I felt like I was going to puke. I think I drank too much water & took too many Clif Shots early on. I should have spaced them out more. Live & learn, though, right? I almost had a breakdown at mile 22, but my step dad & aunt were there to motivate & cheer me on. My aunt walked for a little while with me and 2 girls came up and cheered me on & asked me to run with them. The one girl, Debbie, had run 57 marathons!!! OMG!! At this point nothing really hurt, but my stomach!! I was so irritated that my feet/legs were "ok", but my stomach was holding me back. I walked a lot on & off the last 5 miles. I never doubted that I would finish, I just didn't hit my 1st goal of 4 hours. I am happy, though. I just came off of an injury (plantar fasciitis), the wind and my stomach & I still was able to finish under 4:45. I was asked right after if I would do another and I told my sister I would need a few days to answer. Someone asked me again this afternoon and I said "HELL YEAH!" I am a marathoner!!!!

I also got to meet Operation Jack's Sam today before the race started. If yo haven't heard of Operation Jack, please check out Sam's blog. Sam is running 60 marathons this year to raise money for autism awareness. http://www.operationjack.org/

After the race I was walking around just trying not to stiffen up when I happened upon a foot care tent. I promptly plopped my butt in the chair and had them look at my now very sore feet. My PT was right on - my feet hurt like hell when I stopped running. The staff taped both of my feet for PF. They also pointed out a monster blister I didn't know I had until they showed me and realized that I am now losing another toe nail on my left foot. All SO worth it!!!

I thought it was best that I write this tonight instead of tomorrow when I can't walk! LOL! Thanks for all of the amazing support!!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!

  • Carol

    Congrats on your first!

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Casher H.
    Casher H.

    Awesome job!!

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Andrea
    Andrea

    I love that you just completed your first marathon and the thing you wanted to do right away was tell us about it! :D This is awesome! Great job Kim! You did amazing :D

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Greg B.
    Greg B.

    Great job in Cleveland.. always plenty of wind to keep it real interesting. Congratulations !!

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Julie

    WTG on finishing your first marathon and hanging in there through those last tough miles!! I am so happy you got that medal after all that PF mess! You are so awesome and such a great support for me. I really appreciate you being my virtual training buddy!

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Gurmeet Soni B.
    Gurmeet Soni B.

    Congratulations Kim.You did a great job..Amazing even on walking,your time is great!!But most of all you did it.!! I am yet to do my first FM and i know that feeling!Enjoy your post marathon phase and take care of your feet.

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Congrats on finishing your first marathon and fighting through all those challenges Kim - it certainly was windy along the lake shore. Glad your feet held up, I was worried about that.

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Tina W.
    Tina W.

    I am in awe of you and your determination! What a great job you did! This was my first half and while I am totally hooked and plan to do more - my head can't even comprehend a full marathon yet! Congrats!

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Jenny J.

    Awesome job, Kim!!! I'm so proud of you--now to sign up for the next... :)

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    Thank you all so much!!! @Greg S - congrats on your BQ & PR!! @Tina - it took me 2 halves to want to do a full. @ Jenny - next full is Columbus on Oct 17th!!! You doing that one?

    I have a massage scheduled today along with a dr's appt to check on my right foot to make sure it is just PF that is hurting and nothing else. Not that it will change the pain, but you know - make sure it isn't a new injury.

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Jenny J.

    I'm still debating the Columbus. Going to Phx that week to help a friend pace the Javelina Jundred...not sure the timing is right. Enjoy your massage and I hope you get a good report from the doc!

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Troy A.
    Troy A. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Well done! Great Job on your Marathon!

    over 4 years ago

  • Charlie P.
    Charlie P.

    Great job on your first marathon Kim! Sounds like many more to come!

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    Thank you!!!

    over 4 years ago Like