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I am officially a marathoner!

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It was the most grueling, exciting, painful, exhilarating, and amazing experience of my life.  I am also SUPER sore!  :)  And hungry!

 

I finished in 4:53, holding Lauren’s hand.  Honestly, my time wasn’t important (although I’m proud of our 11:00-ish/average).  This race was about finishing strong and having fun – together!

 

Full recap coming later.  The kitchen is coming my name!

{ 232 comments }

 

  • Vicki January 10, 2010, 1:12 pm

    That is awesome, Caitlin! You are such an inspiration. I can’t wait for the full recap. πŸ™‚

  • Christie January 10, 2010, 1:13 pm

    Yay congrats! I woke up this morning thinking about all of you marathoners.

  • Robyn January 10, 2010, 1:13 pm

    It has been so neat and inspiring to read about your training for this marathon. I am so happy for you and you’ve inspired me to run a marathon in the next year. But first, I’m going to start with a 5K on March 27th. ;0) Thanks for the inspiration! You’re awesome!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun January 10, 2010, 1:14 pm

    Amazing! Congratulations. Can’t wait for the full deets!

  • Mel January 10, 2010, 1:14 pm

    Way to go!!!! I can’t wait to read more about your experience! Congratulations. (:

  • Ashley January 10, 2010, 1:15 pm

    Congrats! Looking forward to the recap!

  • Sana January 10, 2010, 1:17 pm

    You are amazing and sooo inspiring!!!

  • Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com January 10, 2010, 1:17 pm

    WELL DONE!! You are INSPIRATIONAL! You must be over the moon πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to do one myself and join your elite club πŸ™‚
    And wow, how fab you crossed the line with your best friend, that’s awesome! Can’t wait for the recap. Eat lots and have fun lol you deserve it!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? January 10, 2010, 1:17 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  • Michelle@eatingjourney January 10, 2010, 1:17 pm

    That is so cool. So inspiring. Your knees never gave up. WOOT!

  • haya January 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    congrats!!! you are awesome.

    hope the experience was at least mostly fun!

  • Jennie {in Wonderland} January 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! I am so proud of you!!!

  • Katie O. @ Fit to Wed January 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Congratulations! That is so awesome!

  • Amanda (modernation) January 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! So amazing!

  • Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) January 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! So amazing!!!

  • The Hot and Fit January 10, 2010, 1:18 pm

    CONGRATS! Cant wait for the recap!!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 10, 2010, 1:19 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! You’re a star πŸ™‚ Now go eat!!!

  • Kristie January 10, 2010, 1:19 pm

    Yay you did it!!! So happy for you πŸ˜€

  • ashleigh January 10, 2010, 1:19 pm

    Congrats! I can’t wait to read your recap!

  • Bonnie January 10, 2010, 1:20 pm

    way to go Caitlin!! Go Team!

  • Evan Thomas January 10, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Congratulations! Now eat eat and eat some more! haha

  • Kelly January 10, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Good for you! So inspiring! Looking forward to the recap!

  • Morgan January 10, 2010, 1:20 pm

    yay yay yay! CONGRATS!!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) January 10, 2010, 1:21 pm

    So awesome. Can’t wait to read your full recap.

  • Rachel January 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Congrats, Caitlin! I am very happy for you!!

  • Sonja @ ActiveFoodie January 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Congratulations, what an amazing accomplishment!!! I can’t wait to run my first marathon! What an amazin sense of accomplishment you must feel!!!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove January 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

    Congrats! Enjoy the amazing post marathon buzz!

  • Heather January 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

    hooray!!! πŸ™‚

  • Kailey (SnackFace) January 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

    It’s been amazing reading your progress over the past several months, and I can’t even imagine how proud you must be. CELEBRATION, YO!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! πŸ˜€

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats January 10, 2010, 1:22 pm

    wahooooooooooo you are very inspiring πŸ™‚ one day my goal is to run a marathon as well. Great job!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sarah S. January 10, 2010, 1:23 pm

    CONGRATS, girl!! You rock and are such an inspiration!!!

  • Susan January 10, 2010, 1:23 pm

    Congrats!! And welcome to the club. πŸ™‚

  • MelissaNibbles January 10, 2010, 1:23 pm

    Great job and congratulations!

  • Carrie H January 10, 2010, 1:23 pm

    Caitlin, I am SO proud of you! We all knew you could and would do this!

  • Rachael January 10, 2010, 1:24 pm

    Congrats! Eat up, you have an exciting recap to write!

  • Hangry Pants January 10, 2010, 1:25 pm

    Congratulations! You did an amazing thing!

  • Becca January 10, 2010, 1:26 pm

    Way to go! Congrats!

  • karla January 10, 2010, 1:26 pm

    congrats!!! my sister and i ran our first marathon together and finished holding hands as well…such an amazing experience!

  • Lisette January 10, 2010, 1:26 pm

    Amazing! Congrats! What an incredible achievement!

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope January 10, 2010, 1:27 pm

    So awesome! Congrats!

  • Christina January 10, 2010, 1:28 pm

    WOOOHOOO! That’s awesome!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • Alison January 10, 2010, 1:28 pm

    Congratulations, Caitlin! What an awesome accomplishment!

  • Sean January 10, 2010, 1:28 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  • Monica January 10, 2010, 1:28 pm

    YAY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! πŸ™‚

  • ~carolyn~ January 10, 2010, 1:29 pm

    You are an inspiration lady!!!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats January 10, 2010, 1:29 pm

    Congrats Caitlin, you are amazing lady! I can’t wait to read your recap, get some rest and refuel.

  • Marissa January 10, 2010, 1:29 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Erica January 10, 2010, 1:30 pm

    YOU ROCK GIRL!!!!!!! And to finish how you started, with Lauren…how awesome. What an amazing experience! Congratulations! Now go stuff your face and enjoy the most wonderful runner’s high E-V-E-R! Can’t wait for the recap!!

    Proud of you!!

  • Annie January 10, 2010, 1:31 pm

    YAYYY congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was anxiously waiting to hear how you did all morning. You rock, and have fun pigging out lol!

  • Juli @ BlessMyHeart January 10, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Way to Go!!! That’s got to be an awesome feeling – Now go find the ice packs!!!

  • Laura Smith January 10, 2010, 1:33 pm

    congrats!!! your a huge inspiration to me, and everyone, and seeing you finish makes me really excited for my first marathon in may!!

  • Maggie January 10, 2010, 1:33 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! You rock!

  • Janna (Just Flourishing) January 10, 2010, 1:33 pm

    A HUGE congratulations to you Caitlin!

    YOU DID IT!!!!!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad January 10, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Whooo hooo! Can’t wait to read your recap πŸ™‚

  • jodie January 10, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Congrats!!!! Way to go!!!!I am very happy for you.

  • amanda @ fake ginger January 10, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Congratulations!! You are such an inspiration!

  • Maria January 10, 2010, 1:35 pm

    I’m so happy for you!
    Well done!
    <3

  • Kristen January 10, 2010, 1:35 pm

    Congratulations!!! Definitely something to be proud of! ENjoy it πŸ™‚

  • kirsten January 10, 2010, 1:35 pm

    CONGRATS Caitlin!!! Can’t wait to read the recap!

  • Nikki T January 10, 2010, 1:36 pm

    Congrats!!!

  • pennylope January 10, 2010, 1:36 pm

    Congrats! And, I’m uber impressed that you are already able to blog! I think at this point post marathon, I was laying on the floor of my hotel room not moving.

    Can’t wait to read the recap!

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet January 10, 2010, 1:38 pm

    So fun to be there to cheer you on!! I’m glad I got to seey ou finish your first marathon ever! Epic! πŸ™‚ You’re amazing!

  • Alison January 10, 2010, 1:38 pm

    yum, yum! eat lots!

  • Melissa January 10, 2010, 1:38 pm

    CONGRATS!!! It’s been great to read about your moments leading up to now. You should be SO proud of yourself!!! I can’t wait to read the recap!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances January 10, 2010, 1:39 pm

    Congrats, Caitlin! What an amazing accomplishment! I can’t wait to read the full recap – eat up and rest up!!! You deserve it.

  • Katie F January 10, 2010, 1:40 pm

    To echo everyone else, CONGRATS!! You have (unknowingly) provided so much inspiration for me over the past year. Now I’ve already made a race calendar for the 2010 season and have gotten my friend to read your blog too! You are incredible! Go eat, eat, eat! And maybe sleep as well! πŸ™‚

  • Madeline @ greensandjeans January 10, 2010, 1:40 pm

    Major congratulations to you and Lauren! Can’t wait for the full recap!

  • Julie @savvyeats January 10, 2010, 1:40 pm

    Congratulations!!!! Now go get something to eat and rest!

  • Jaime January 10, 2010, 1:40 pm

    Amazing! Congratulations on your proud, happy day!!

  • annah January 10, 2010, 1:41 pm

    Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment!

  • Becky January 10, 2010, 1:42 pm

    Congrats! Go eat your face off πŸ˜‰

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) January 10, 2010, 1:43 pm

    CONGRATS!!! πŸ˜€

  • Run Sarah January 10, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Congrats!! That is awesome!

  • Melissa January 10, 2010, 1:44 pm

    AHHH I’ve been waiting for this post. Congrats Caitlin. Absolutely amazing. Go enjoy a FEAST!!!

  • kilax January 10, 2010, 1:45 pm

    Congrats! I can’t wait to hear more πŸ™‚

  • Lisa January 10, 2010, 1:46 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I a so proud of you! I couldn’t stop thinking about the marathon and all the amazing bloggers all week long! πŸ™‚

  • Angela January 10, 2010, 1:46 pm

    You look sooo hot in your outfit πŸ™‚ hehe. YAYYYY! You kick ass.

  • Rachel January 10, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Wow! Congrats!!!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal January 10, 2010, 1:46 pm

    YOU’RE AMAZING!!!! Congrats, Caitlin!

  • Tay January 10, 2010, 1:48 pm

    Ahhhh congrats!! Cannot wait to read the recap πŸ™‚ Enjoy your post-glow….amazing!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 10, 2010, 1:49 pm

    YOU ROCK!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!

  • lauren @ Eater not a runner January 10, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Congrats! That is soooo awesome

  • Anna January 10, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Congratulations marathoner Caitlin! You’re amazing!

  • Crystal January 10, 2010, 1:51 pm

    YAY you rock!!! Congrats on completing the marathon πŸ™‚ I look forward to the recap!!

  • VeggieGirl January 10, 2010, 1:52 pm

    You are awesome! I had no doubts πŸ™‚ Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment.

  • MaryB January 10, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Congratulations! You are amazing!

  • Jenna January 10, 2010, 1:53 pm

    Congrats!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!!
    Jenna

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace January 10, 2010, 1:53 pm

    This gave me goosebumps! Congrats girl! πŸ™‚

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers January 10, 2010, 1:54 pm

    HOOOOOOORAY! congrats caitlin!!! what an unbelievable accomplishment!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) January 10, 2010, 1:55 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are amazing. Congrats and eat up!

  • Jenna January 10, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Congratulations sweetie!!! I know this race meant so much to you, and we are all so proud of you!

  • Danielle January 10, 2010, 1:56 pm

    EEEEEEEEEE! You should be so proud of yourself for completing the marathon! Yea! I can’t wait to read about your experience πŸ™‚ CONGRATS!

  • Katie January 10, 2010, 1:59 pm

    Amazing!!! Congrats on a strong finish and having a great time doing it!

  • Kelly January 10, 2010, 2:00 pm

    CONGRATS

  • Betty January 10, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Woohoo! Way to go!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels January 10, 2010, 2:01 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are wonderful . . . I’ve been thinking about you guys all morning! Congratulations Caitlin

  • One Healthy Apple January 10, 2010, 2:05 pm

    Congrats! That’s amazing- all your hard work paid off and you have accomplished so much!

  • Krissy January 10, 2010, 2:06 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! I was thinking about you all morning πŸ™‚ What an accomplishment, you should feel SO proud! xoxo

  • sirenjess January 10, 2010, 2:08 pm

    Congrats Caitlin on your first marathon. I’m warning you they are addicting.

  • Niki (Running In Pink) January 10, 2010, 2:09 pm

    Caitlin, you are AMAZING! Congratulations on your marathon finish. You should be very proud of yourself!!!

  • Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place January 10, 2010, 2:09 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! What an amazing accomplishment. You should feel very proud of yourself!

  • Amanda January 10, 2010, 2:10 pm

    Thats awesome! I can’t wait for the full recap. I’ve been thinking about you guys all morning!

  • Lynne January 10, 2010, 2:11 pm

    Congratulations! That is amazing! πŸ™‚

  • alyssa January 10, 2010, 2:12 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  • Laura January 10, 2010, 2:13 pm

    Congrats! You’re awesome!

  • Claudia January 10, 2010, 2:13 pm

    CONGRATS !!! that’s amazing, what an amazing feeling that must be. I can’t wait to read your full recap.
    Hopefully one day, maybe even next year I will be running my first half Marathon.

  • Karla January 10, 2010, 2:14 pm

    That’s so amazing! You did a MARATHON! That’s so great! Congratulations!!

  • Matt January 10, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Congratulations!! You’ll never forget your first!!

  • Susan January 10, 2010, 2:15 pm

    Eeee!!! I don’t even think a “congrats” will cover it!! I am SO PROUD of you!! I remember back in the day you would blog about how you would never be a marathoner but would still run anyways. AS IF! You rocked it!!! πŸ˜€

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City) January 10, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Amazing job! Finishing your first marathon is a feeling that can’t be beat! Thank you for sharing your journey across the finish line. I look forward to reading your race re-cap.

  • Lindsey @ EatReadRun January 10, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Congrats!! Can’t for your recap. Enjoy that runner’s high – I remember it being of of the best feelings in the world and likely why I want to run another!!

  • Jill Will Run January 10, 2010, 2:19 pm

    Congratulations! The feeling of completing a marathon is quite an amazing sensation! Rest up, fuel up, put your feet up and we’ll all be watching for your recap!

  • amanda@thegrainsofparadise January 10, 2010, 2:20 pm

    You’re amazing! Wonderful job! Aloha:-)

  • Gwen January 10, 2010, 2:23 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! I’m on business travel in Hawaii and have been so excited to checkin and see how it went. Enjoy this moment!

  • Kristen January 10, 2010, 2:26 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin! So glad you two were able to finish together. Enjoy your food (and hopefully a beer or two) and your rest and I can’t wait to read the recap.

  • Hanni January 10, 2010, 2:26 pm

    Congrats! So happy for you πŸ™‚

  • Erica January 10, 2010, 2:27 pm

    congrats girly!

  • Lee January 10, 2010, 2:27 pm

    Can’t wait to read about it! Congratulations!

  • MarathonVal January 10, 2010, 2:31 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! Go rest up and EAT!!

  • Bronwyn January 10, 2010, 2:31 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!

  • alli January 10, 2010, 2:32 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! What a great accomplishment! First thing I did this morning was search you on the Disney World Marathon site to see how you were doing! You’ve totally kept me motivated to continue my marathon training. congrats again πŸ™‚

  • Sammi January 10, 2010, 2:33 pm

    Congratulations!! You should be so proud of yourself! I don’t even know how you managed to run in this cold.. let alone for 26 miles πŸ™‚ Great job!

  • Kelly January 10, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and want to congratulate you on getting through training and completing your marathon! So exciting! Looking forward to the whole recap!

  • Carolyn January 10, 2010, 2:34 pm

    Yay! Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  • Kristin (whimsyville) January 10, 2010, 2:34 pm

    I can’t wait for the recap – congratulations, ride the high as long as you can… this is an amazing accomplishment!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) January 10, 2010, 2:35 pm

    A HUGE congratulations to you Miss Caitlin! You are an extraordinary woman who challenges herself and others to be better people. Woo-hoo!!!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 10, 2010, 2:35 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I can’t wait to hear more! πŸ™‚

  • michelle January 10, 2010, 2:40 pm

    YAY!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!

  • Lizzy January 10, 2010, 2:41 pm

    Yay!!!! Congrats girl! you are soooo amazing! πŸ™‚

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama January 10, 2010, 2:44 pm

    Amazing! Congratulations!!!!!

  • Wendy January 10, 2010, 2:46 pm

    Congrats!! I have tears in my eyes for you – proud & happy tears, of course!

  • Donna January 10, 2010, 2:49 pm

    take a nap girl you deserve it! Good job!

  • syl January 10, 2010, 2:52 pm

    Congrats Cailtlin. I am running my first 1/2 in May and you give me hope that you can do anything you set your mind to. So proud of you!

  • Britt (Runnerbelle) January 10, 2010, 3:02 pm

    Congrats!!! Great job!

  • teacherwoman January 10, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Congrats, Caitlin! I look forward to the full race recap later! πŸ™‚

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers January 10, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Congratulations to you both!! Awesome!!

  • Carly January 10, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your recap!

  • Jess January 10, 2010, 3:23 pm

    WOW! Congrats, that is a great time, too! I am hoping to run my first half marathon next fall, cannot even BEGIN to fathom a full!! Awesome!

  • christie, honoring health January 10, 2010, 3:23 pm

    Congratulations!!!!

  • Christy January 10, 2010, 3:27 pm

    Wow, congrats! Awesome job — you’re one of very few people in the world that can say you completed a marathon! The body is a wonderful machine πŸ™‚

  • Megan January 10, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Connnnngratulations!!!!

  • Samantha January 10, 2010, 3:31 pm

    Can’t wait for the recap! Well done, you did so well!

  • Jamie January 10, 2010, 3:33 pm

    Congrats marathoner!

  • Allie January 10, 2010, 3:37 pm

    HUGE congrats on an amazing accomplishment!!!

  • Erin January 10, 2010, 3:37 pm

    Congratulations! What a dream come true! πŸ˜€

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 10, 2010, 3:40 pm

    CONGRATS!! <3

  • Sara January 10, 2010, 3:40 pm

    Congrats! That is an amazing accomplishment!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • The Healthy Hostess January 10, 2010, 3:41 pm

    Congrats! So happy for you!

  • Lex @ sweettoothlex January 10, 2010, 3:45 pm

    What an accomplishment!! Congratulations! All of your hard work has definitely paid off! Cannot wait for the full recap! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 10, 2010, 3:45 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!

  • skinnyrunner January 10, 2010, 3:47 pm

    congratulations!! enjoy it and eat as much as you want!!!

  • Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) January 10, 2010, 3:48 pm

    congrats!!! You are such an inspiration!!!

  • Bridget January 10, 2010, 3:49 pm

    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading your recap!

  • Alyssa January 10, 2010, 3:51 pm

    CONGRATS!!!

  • Lisa January 10, 2010, 3:52 pm

    Congratulations!!! You are such an inspiration!!

  • Brooke January 10, 2010, 4:03 pm

    CONGRATS!!! How exciting!!! I can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  • Allison January 10, 2010, 4:06 pm

    Way to go! Seeing all of you cross the finish line gives me hope for the Princess Half Marathon in March. πŸ™‚

  • Sophie January 10, 2010, 4:06 pm

    Well done Caitlin! Have been checking all day to see how you got on! You are very inspirational – hopefully 2010 will be the year when I find my own healthy tipping point! πŸ™‚

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear January 10, 2010, 4:09 pm

    So happy for you πŸ™‚ Make the ‘high’ last all day, it’s the greatest feeling. Hope you fueled up on good grub and enjoy the day!!

  • Brianna January 10, 2010, 4:09 pm

    Congratulations!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Anne P January 10, 2010, 4:16 pm

    So proud of you – congrats!!!

  • Amanda January 10, 2010, 4:16 pm

    Congrats on finishing and in such a great time! Great job!

  • Laura January 10, 2010, 4:17 pm

    Woo Hoo! Welcome to the marathoners club! An absolutely outstanding accomplishment! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!

  • katherine January 10, 2010, 4:21 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Jessica January 10, 2010, 4:22 pm

    Congratulations, you marathoner, you! πŸ˜‰ I’m an Orlando resident myself and have been thinking about you and the rest of the marathon crew today, with these cold temps and all. You totally rock and are such an inspiration. I’m beginning week 8 of the C2-5K training program tomorrow and am running my first 5k (at Mead Garden) in February. Thanks for the motivation! Now get some good rest and have that hubby of yours spoil you for all your hard work. πŸ˜‰

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 10, 2010, 4:31 pm

    You are one amazing girl πŸ™‚ Congratulations – I can’t wait to read all about the race!

  • Alex January 10, 2010, 4:32 pm

    Congrats!!!

  • Amy January 10, 2010, 4:33 pm

    What a wonderful accomplishment, Caitlin! I am so happy for you– you are awesome πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the full recap…

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen January 10, 2010, 4:35 pm

    congratulations! your face in the picture says it all πŸ™‚ such an amazing accomplishment; I’m so proud of/for you!

  • Sammi January 10, 2010, 4:36 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin! I can only try to imagine the pride (and pain) you felt crossing that finish line! Hopefully, more pride than pain. I can’t wait to hear the breakdown of how the race went for you!

  • Leah @ Simply fabulous January 10, 2010, 4:42 pm

    Way to go Caitlin and Lauren!! You two did wonderful!! It was so fun tracking you πŸ™‚ REST UP!

  • Beth January 10, 2010, 4:43 pm

    It’s strange that I don’t even really know you, but I woke up thinking about you and the race today and have been looking forward to hearing you say “I DID IT”! Congrats! Now you breathe a sigh of relief….and maybe a few moans πŸ™‚

  • ~Jessica~ January 10, 2010, 4:49 pm

    Amazing. Simply amazing. Well done, congrats, and if I could use every superlative in the dictionary to describe you I would.

    Your strength, determination and stoical attitude towards injury mean that you are, and continue to be, a brilliant role model to each and every woman in the world.

    Stunning.

  • Jocelyn January 10, 2010, 4:50 pm

    Congrats Caitlin!! You are so inspiring!

  • ~Jessica~ January 10, 2010, 4:50 pm

    And apologies for the link in my comment name being incorrect! Honestly…you can run a marathon and I can’t even type correctly πŸ˜‰

  • Courtney January 10, 2010, 4:53 pm

    So excited!!!! I’ve been dying for recaps all day! I am just so proud!

  • Devon January 10, 2010, 4:53 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • Neely January 10, 2010, 4:56 pm

    So amazing. Congratulations; you should be so proud. πŸ™‚

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) January 10, 2010, 4:58 pm

    You’re. A. Rockstar. Way to go!!!

  • Justy2003 January 10, 2010, 5:07 pm

    Awesome job, Caitlin! I’m so glad it went well! I can’t wait to hear the real recap!

  • caitlin January 10, 2010, 5:07 pm

    THANK YOU EVERYONE!

  • Amy January 10, 2010, 5:08 pm

    Congratulations!!!!

  • Salina January 10, 2010, 5:10 pm

    WAY TO GO!!! CONGRATS!!!! Looking forward to the recap!!

  • JAG January 10, 2010, 5:23 pm

    Hurrah! Well done Caitlin, can’t wait for the full recap!

  • Kristina January 10, 2010, 5:23 pm

    I’ve been wondering all day how you did! You rock!! πŸ™‚

  • Katharine January 10, 2010, 5:40 pm

    Like the hundreds of people above me have already said – CONGRATS! That is a feat I can’t even imagine accomplishing, you are truly inspiring!

  • Joanne January 10, 2010, 5:43 pm

    Congratulations! Yippee! I can’t wait to read all about it.

  • Gina G January 10, 2010, 5:43 pm

    congrats Caitlin! =)

  • Sue January 10, 2010, 5:46 pm

    You are awesome Caitlin well done!! πŸ™‚

  • Julie January 10, 2010, 5:50 pm

    Many congrats! As someone with a relative who died from leukemia and someone who contributed to your fundraising efforts, I am especially proud of you!

  • girlrunningaround January 10, 2010, 5:58 pm

    Congrats! I am so proud of you! You trained hard and for a good cause, and did something amazing today. Awesome job!

  • Leah January 10, 2010, 5:58 pm

    I am so proud and happy for you! What an accomplishment. I hope you give yourself A LOT OF LOVE for completing your first marathon. Way to go sista!

  • Jen January 10, 2010, 6:07 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! It is such an amazing feeling to complete a marathon. You should be SO proud of yourself! Can’t wait to read all about it!

  • caronae January 10, 2010, 6:14 pm

    Congrats! You earned it!

  • ari January 10, 2010, 6:20 pm

    congratulations! that’s an awesome time, i can’t wait to hear the recap!

  • Steel Springs January 10, 2010, 6:26 pm

    Congratulations!

  • Karen Whitlock January 10, 2010, 6:27 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin!

  • Sarah R January 10, 2010, 6:35 pm

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read the recap.

  • Brigid January 10, 2010, 6:37 pm

    Congratulations! You never have another first marathon. Be proud!

  • sarah (the SHU box) January 10, 2010, 6:50 pm

    CAITLIN!!!!! YOU DID IT! congrats . . . can’t wait to hear more! YAYYYYYY go celebrate!

  • Miranda January 10, 2010, 6:52 pm

    Congrats! You’re awesome!

  • Laurel January 10, 2010, 7:05 pm

    Congratulations! Finished and still standing!

  • Kaye January 10, 2010, 7:10 pm

    Congrats! I know you were so excited to be a part of the marathon “club” and now you are! When’s #2? Oh…we’ll ask you in a week or so…:) There’s always a #2 because you will want to run one for time also! Congrats again…can’t wait to read all about it.

  • Morgan January 10, 2010, 7:12 pm

    Great job girl! Isn’t it an amazing feeling?!?!?! Enjoy that after glow, you earned it!!! I looked for you but didn’t see you… if you saw a crazy redhead jumping around with motivational posters between mile 25 & mile 26 with cowbell that was me!!

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, Teenager with a healthy twist on life :) January 10, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin!!!!
    I knew you could do it πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to read the full recap!! You are so right, you deserve to be so incredibly proud of yourself. You achieved something that most people would never even DREAM of accomplishing.

    WELL DONE!!

    xoxo

  • Tina January 10, 2010, 7:19 pm

    I WANT THE FULL RECAP! I DON’T CARE HOW TIRED YOU ARE! (J/K!) I’m soooooo proud of you!!!!

  • Carolina John January 10, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Congrats Caitlin! I knew you would love it. That’s wonderful. and 4:53 is a time you can be proud of (faster than my marathon time at least). Good job. You earned everything you can eat tonight.

    in fact, you will want to eat amazing amounts of food for the next week or so. that is normal. feast up.

  • Laura Georgina January 10, 2010, 7:28 pm

    Woot woot!!!! Amazing, can’t wait to read the recap (but rest, eat, and BASK IN IT first!)

  • Kylie January 10, 2010, 7:33 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin! You are such an inspiration.

  • Ashley January 10, 2010, 7:45 pm

    Absolutely amazing. And even more amazing that you did it for such a great cause and raised so much money. Go YOU! Congrats. Now, eat your face off πŸ˜‰

  • Nicole January 10, 2010, 7:59 pm

    Congrats, that’s so exciting!

  • Nally January 10, 2010, 8:03 pm

    Yay you did it! so proud of you Girl!!!! such an inspiration…

  • Zelda January 10, 2010, 8:06 pm

    Omg! You ran it! I’m so happy for you! I rarely comment, but I felt now was a perfect time to start! Congrats!

  • Shelly January 10, 2010, 8:24 pm

    Awesome! Can’t wait to hear the race report! I’ve been reading your blog for about 4mos, and you’ve inspired me to start my own. This is my first comment ever! Again, great job! You’re such an inspirational young woman!!!

  • Kathy January 10, 2010, 8:29 pm

    Congratulation Caitlin- I enjoy reading your blog and thought I would let you know that I am very inspired by you and all that you do!

  • Christina January 10, 2010, 8:33 pm

    Awesome, Caitlin, congrats!! We knew you could do it! Enjoy your great accomplishment!

  • Rosey Rebecca January 10, 2010, 8:33 pm

    Congratulations!!

  • Ginny Dufrene January 10, 2010, 8:41 pm

    So proud of you! Welcome to the club. Looking forward to hearing about it. Love it, hate it, like it and the future plans???????

  • Lara (Thinspired) January 10, 2010, 8:45 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, Caitlin! I love that photo of you…truly can’t wait for the recap!

  • julia January 10, 2010, 9:09 pm

    Good for you! I’m so proud of you! I got so emotional
    reading that you finished, I feel like I was there too. That’s thanks to your amazing blog. Cogratulations and thanks for all you do.

  • Amy January 10, 2010, 9:19 pm

    Congrats!! You are awesome!!!!

  • Jenny January 10, 2010, 9:26 pm

    CONGRATS CAITLIN! I can’t wait to read your recap! πŸ™‚

  • Theorist January 10, 2010, 9:38 pm

    Congrats! Just awesome.

  • Whole Body Love January 10, 2010, 11:18 pm

    Kick A$$!!! I am so motivated by this post! I love that you saw an Operation Beautiful Poster!! It’s awesome the you were able to run a marathon with the person who inspired you start your running journey.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 10, 2010, 11:42 pm

    Congratulations Caitlin!!!!!!! You are a superstar!!!!!!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) January 11, 2010, 12:20 am

    YAYYYYY, congrats!

  • GirlonRaw January 11, 2010, 10:21 am

    Congratulations darling…you have inspired me (and others) in more ways than you can imagine….

  • Katie January 11, 2010, 12:12 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 11, 2010, 2:50 pm

    WOWOWOW!!! Congratulations! I’m so glad it was a good experience!

  • Lauren January 11, 2010, 4:20 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for doing this! A friend of mine is suffering from leukemia right now for the 2nd (!) time and she is only 24. You are an inspiration! πŸ™‚

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