|Freudian slip? Somehow I put Leah's name on my bib!|
Unfortunately, putting Leah's name on my bib did not help me run as fast as she did at the Chicago Marathon. I know I ran my best, but I am disappointed that I failed to qualify for the Boston Marathon (BQ) on my 10th attempt on Saturday, March 12.
|Unofficial finish time: 4:00:23|
|A lot can change in 1/2 mile splits|
Incapacitating stomach pain and nausea overwhelmed me after mile 20 and it took every bit of strength I had remaining to keep running (or walking) towards the finish line of my 20th marathon.
While I am disappointed that I failed to reach my goal, I know that I gave it my all. My legs felt great the day after the marathon even though the unrelenting nausea continued. I'm not sure if it's my gastroparesis, a virus or something else, but I hope to find a way to run through any nausea and stomach pain next time.
I admit that I contemplated giving up my goal to BQ, but I just can't stop chasing that unicorn. I have one last chance to BQ at the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon on Saturday, September 10 and I will train my best so that I don't hit "the wall" again.
|Won't wash this shirt touched by Greg Dulli|
While I failed to reach my BQ goal, it's not too late to help me reach my fundraising goal.
|So close to reaching my fundraising goal!|
Text "LEMONADE E1121983" to "85944" to donate $10 by phone.
|Fighting childhood cancer one text at a time!|
Or, donate $2 or more online: www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1121983
|Running in memory of GG and Michael|
No donation is too small to fight childhood cancer with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation!
Did you run, cheer or volunteer during the Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon, Half or 5K? Tell us about your experience (or share you link to your recap) in the comments. Comments will be posted after review.
30 #RnRDC Recaps
Listed alphabetically by blog or website
ABC2 News - Recapping the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Washington DC
Be the Dog - Rock 'n' Roll Washington, D.C.: It’s a Good Life
Bill's Running Shoes - Mental Lapse Rock 'n' Roll Washington DC Race Report
The Cadence Kitchen - RnR DC Race Report
Famous DC - Rock 'n' Roll Souls
Fannetastic Food - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon 2016 Race Recap
From Dancing to Running - 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon
The Glass Slipper Catalyst - Rock 'n' Roll DC Expo Volunteer Experience
The Glass Slipper Catalyst - Rock 'n' Roll DC 5k Recap
Hardcore Running Princess - Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon Recap
Jay Knight Life - Rock 'n' Roll DC 2016 Race Recap
Kat Runs DC - Race Review Recap - 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon
Life Lists and Labels - Let's Rock, Let's Rock, Today
Mar on the Run - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon Recap
Mat Miles Medals - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon - 5 years running
MCM Mama Runs - 47th Lifetime Half Marathon - RnR DC 2016
Mile Posts - Rock n Roll DC by the Garmin Numbers
Move for Hunger - Doing Good at Rock ‘n’ Roll DC – Again!
Out and About - 2016 Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon
Photo Run - DC Rock 'n' Roll
Run the Bar - Tuesday Training - Rock 'n' Roll DC Recap
Run Freckles Run - Race Recap: The Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon - Peter's Perspective
Run with No Regrets - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon Recap
Run Steff Run - Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon
Running, And Enjoying the Journey - Rock and Roll DC Half Marathon
She's Going the Distance - The Almost PR Rock 'n' Roll DC Recap
Women's Running - Photos of Runners at Rock 'n' Roll DC
Writing, Reading, Running - Race Recap: Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon
|Photo by Josh Drobnyk|
Classic #ThisTown sign at the #RnRDC marathon
thanks for featuring me! rnrdc is an incredibly tough course - i've never run the full, but the half is challenging enough and friends who have run the full say the second half is mentally so tough. to run this course in 4 hours is INCREDIBLE! congratulations on a job well done!!
Did you stay at the Wardman? I thought I saw you after the race, but wasn't sure and was afraid to ask "do you blog about running?"
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