3:40

and some change, it hurt, but I'll take it ;)

I am back to the land of Cleve after a long day on the bus. Incredibly sore. The ice bath was....pleasant? Not walking too well so I am off to recover with some chocolate milk and snuggling with my awesome husband.

Really everyone thank you so much for all your support in comments, text messages, phone calls, and well wishes. I continue to be amazed by all the wonderful friends I am surrounded by.

A couple pics till I have time to recap...


SERC Rules! From left to right 3:40, 3:09, 3:17, 3:08


And a little Phog for Mouse (who totally rocks and is super awesome).

31 comments:

Jessica Deline said...

Congrats and good job on your time!!

Chad Austin said...

Nice job. Isn't it great how we can just be identified by our marathon times? We don't even need names.

Rae said...

Congrats!!! That's a great time and an exact BQ! I need you as my own personal pacer!

Phog is so precious!!

Joseph Vinciquerra said...

*Awesome* !

Wes said...

Congratulations on a great time, Elizabeth! I was thinking about all you folks running the Chicago! Recover well, recover fast!!

mouse said...

OH MY GOD! I CAN'T HANDLE THE PHOGGY CUTENESS.

awesome job on Sunday, Elizabeth! I was so glad that we actually spotted you in the mass of people. :)

IHateToast said...

what is it with you crazies running injured (i told i like toast). please tell me you're not planning on adding a vasectomy to your recovery. ...but you do get out of work.

congrats on such a hard run. i'm impressed you could manage through your pain. had you not done the extreme modeling, you'd not have fared as well, i'm sure.

enjoy your recovery and halloween.

Cliff said...

E-speed...congrats. SERC are fast runners :)

Kurt in Boston said...

Great job!

So you ran just fast enough to get your 08 BQ (with 29 seconds to spare). Congratulations!

Steve S. said...

YEAHH!!!!

And I've never heard of an ice bath that was "plesant"

Lana said...

Congratulations Elizabeth!! It is amazing that you can run a 3:40 with ITB pain - You Rock!

LoneStarCrank said...

Living up to your name with that time, sweet! Congrats

Papa Louie said...

Congratulations on your marathon run!

Tri-John said...

Congratulations E-speed! Great job!

3iron said...

Great job! Thankfully they removed the logos before the finish line after the first guy fell - what a mess! Enjoy your well earned recovery time!!

Jodi said...

Great job E! I'm amazed at how consistent you are through pain!

Jodi

D said...

Nice job Elizabeth. Fast!

iliketoast said...

Great mental run ... you have done well to finish with pain. I've found more satisfaction in a run like that, than one that goes to plan. Rest, listen to your body its telling you something.

Steven said...

Excellent job, E! That is a very good time under some tough conditions.

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is an awesome time.

Julie B said...

YOU DID IT! I had read that you wanted to get in near 340 and there you go, good job!

RunBubbaRun said...

Great job in the race, I'm sorry I missed you out there. Way to fast for me out there. I feel your pain thou. Great time, rest up for the Ultra.

qcmier said...

Nice job!!!

Lloyd said...

Damn, E. You're one tough runner. Congrats.

You've met every goal you've set for yourself this year. Keep it going!

Congrats on '08 BQ. The US Women's Olympic Trials are the day before. I wanna go.

robtherunner said...

Nice job Elizabeth. I hope you are feeling positive about JFK. Looks like you all had a wonderful time in Chicago.

Meredith said...

I saw you at the expo on Saturday! Congratulations on a good run.

Lora said...

Great job on a fab time with such irritants!! Damn ITB's!!

So fun meeting you--you just kept me laughing!!

Great dog!! The bestest pals of all!!!!

Theoutofshapeguy said...

Great job Lady!! It was great to finally meet you. The GMR is going to rock. How was the ride home?

Arcaner said...

congrats on the finish and BQ.

Susan said...

3:40 rocks. You are awesome E. Recover well.

Running Jayhawk said...

you made phog jealous!!! :)

we need more updates lady!