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  1. Congrats PB! Sounds like you had a great and FUN experience!

  2. Congrats on the marathon! My boyfriend runs races and I’m always cheering on the sideline! The energy is so incredible and I can definitely see how it’s contagious. Now I just need to get my butt out there and give a small race a try!

  3. PB! Love it! So proud! And yes, your wife is a wonderful support! I loved those signs too! I also loved “toe nails are overrated!” and “this seemed like a good idea three months ago.” I LOVED my first half on sunday- I am very depressed it is over- I told husb it is almost as bad as post wedding!

  4. rebekah

    Awesome job!! It helps alot to hear other people’s marathon stories! I haven’t run one, but plan to run one next year and your story was motivating!!

  5. AWESOME job!! I ran the half and was in awe of all the people heading off for miles 13-26.2 when we split. Did you pass the Drexel frat kids by any chance? They were giving out Natty when I saw them…I almost took one just for laughs, but decided they probably would put that beer to better use later 🙂

  6. Congrats PB!!! It was great meeting you at the expo and I loved reading your recap! It sounds like you really and truly had a lot of fun and I think that is SO important!! It’s been fun reading about your training, can’t wait to see what you have coming up next!!

  7. Congrats on the marathon PB!! You did awesome 🙂 Looks like you really had a great time with this race which is what it is all about!! Glad you had such a great time, excited to see what race you do next!

  8. Congratulations!

    It must be really fun to run a marathon through the city where you live and see all the sights. Sorry I couldn’t come to the party after. Next year! 🙂

  9. What a great recap… I don’t think I’ve ever read one this upbeat! There always seems to be a good portion dedicated to “hitting the wall” so whatever you did, it must have been right!

  10. Congrats PB! Such an amazing accomplishment … you should run BOSTON soon! I know it’s hard to qualify for it BUT you could raise money and get a spot that way!! Boston is the most amazing race atmosphere ever. I’ve gone pretty much every year of my life – three years ago my sister ran it and I finished the last 6 miles with her and my goodness the crowds are unbelievable. If nothing else you guys should consider coming up and being spectators, it’s that awesome.

  11. Rachel

    Congrats PB!!! That is SUCH an accomplishment!

  12. Congratulations! Great recap! It just goes to show that with responsible training and good nutrition, our bodies are capable of anything.

  13. So glad it was such an incredible experience for you! I love your list of highlights. My favorite are 4 & 7. Congrats again!!

  14. Congrats, PB!! Such a fantastic recap. Running a marathon seems completely unfathomable to me and it’s always inspiring to read about someone else’s experiences.

  15. Congratulations! You should be very proud of your great race!!!

  16. Kerry

    Congrats! I just teared up a little reading your recap, as it reminded me of completing my first earlier this year. It is easy to brush off the accomplishment, but you worked hard for 4 months and should be very proud of yourself. Well done!

  17. Congrats! I couldn’t believe you were in such great spirits on Sunday. Can’t wait for Marine Corps!

  18. Congrats PB!! I knew you would get addicted 😉

  19. Congrats PB!! It is supper addicting. I just ran NY and know I could have gone faster. I loved your recap on everything you learned. I agree with you about starting slow…however I feel the same way… every time I start slow I still have a hardtime at the end! Congrats on your first!!

  20. Mel

    WTG! Great race report! Glad you enjoyed the experience.

    Recovery tips I have are: get extra vit C because your immune system is likely depressed from the race, get extra sleep, do little to nothing most of this week.

    I totally recommend Hal Higdon’s marathon recovery schedule (it’s 4-5 weeks) to ease back into things and recover properly and injury free.

    For maintenance, Hal also has a great “spring training” schedule that I do between half marathon season and full season

  21. Congrats! What a cool experience! Loved the signs you saw (hysterical)!

  22. Awww, that’s such a happy/upbeat marathon recap! I loved it! Great job PB!

  23. WOW great recap of the race! I took away a few great things from it for the upcoming Reggae half marathon that hubby and I are walking in less than 2 weeks in Jamaica. Oh boy, I am totally nervous and all we are doing is walking 13.1 miles LOL

  24. Congrats on a great race!
    It’s easy to tell that you still have that runner’s high. Great job!!

  25. Congratulations!! Awesome job! I started cramping up around mile 18-20, too! I blame it on the mini hill in Manayunk. I loved seeing Sabrina and Leslie cheering everyone on!!

  26. Congrats! Isn’t it great to finally be able to call yourself a marathoner!
    Loved the recap, glad the race went well overall!

  27. CONGRATS again!! I knew you could do it!! And I may be registering for Marine Corps too 😉

  28. congrats!!!! i love the attitude you have about the race and glad you had SO MUCH FUN!!!

  29. Katie

    I wish I had thought of that karate kid sign! Hysterical!!

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