Sunday, October 04, 2009

Marathon Pics!

Hi Everybody!!!

I wanted to post some pics from the Top of Utah Marathon that me and my DH ran on September 19th. It was an experience of a lifetime. I ran it in 4 hours and 31 minutes! Not bad for a first timer!!



Here I am with my new Gypsy on the plane. I just got this the day before and was so excited to take it with me on my trip. For those of you who don't know, the G is the new Iphone of the scrapbooking market!!


Here I am ready to go in my cute new pink outfit! I found this the day before at Target. The pants were so super comfy for the run. Great choice of clothing! I did have to take off the long sleeve shirt before the run even though it was freezing!

I had this shirt specially made for this marathon so that when my blog viewers saw me they would yell out "Go Pink Stamper!" Unfortunately I didn't hear that my entire run but I knew they were all there in spirit!



I had to take a pic by the bus, right? After all, I am a scrapbooker first! We rode on this bus for around 45 minutes to drop us off at the starting place up in the canyon. I couldn't believe I was going to have to run down that long stretch!

Here I am with my cute running partner..... my husband! It was so fun to train with him for the past 3 months. We have a great new hobby that we can do together since I can't seem to drag him into my scrapbooking room and I'm not really interested in football!

I did it!!! I am an official Marathon Runner!! I cannot even believe it. It still feels like a dream. 26.2 miles is a loooooooooong distance and I ran most of it with a smile on my face. It was the coolest experience ever! We had such a blast that we are already talking about doing it again next year. We must be nuts!!

I was so very blessed to have been able to get a massage after in the massage tent. The lady that was giving it to me couldn't believe that I would fly all the way from Oklahoma just to run a marathon! The massage was very relaxing but kind of painful, too, since every muscle in my body was on fire!


So....... would I recommend doing a marathon???? You betcha, I would!! It was the best experience I have had in my life next to childbirth and joining my church. What an incredible thing to accomplish in my lifetime. If any of you would like to do it, I will support you 100%. Just shoot me an e-mail anytime you have any questions!

Blessings to you all and thanks for your support!!






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64 comments:

Patti said...

Congratulations to you Robyn - what a great accomplishment! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Patti said...

Congratulations to you Robyn - what a great accomplishment! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Patti said...

Congratulations to you Robyn - what a great accomplishment! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Patti said...

Congratulations to you Robyn - what a great accomplishment! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Patti said...

Congratulations to you Robyn - what a great accomplishment! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Patti said...

Congratulations to you Robyn - what a great accomplishment! Thank you for sharing it with us!

VickieW said...

That is just way too cool Robyn. Cangrats again on your huge accomplishment. So glad to have shared it with you. :)

Brenda K. in Tucson said...

Robyn, A BIG Congratulations to you and your hubby for running your marathon! -disneygirl0001@yahoo.com

Jamiecrafts said...

I am so glad it was such an uplifting experience for you, i wish i had the guts to do it... congrats again :)

Jill Marie said...

Congrats!! You are an insperation!!

Deanna said...

Congratulations Robin, quite an accomplishment.

Shahnie said...

I'm a new reader to your blog. . .so Hello there! I think you are a very talented person and you truly inspire me. Congratulations on such a great accomplishment!

Angie in Utah said...

I was so happy for you, and couldn't help tearing up while watching the video of your run! I've been dying to see the pics. You're too cute! I wanted so badly to have been there cheering you on, but the timing was just wrong. I just couldn't get to Logan that day, but as I said before, I was with you in spirit! You have every right to be soooo proud. Thanks for sharing this journey with us!
~Angie
abcammack@q.com

Craftybird-Cindy said...

Well done Robyn

Pauline said...

While I can't imagine running a marathon at all I am training for a 5k at the end of the month. I have to say it has been a lot of fun (eventhough some days I don't want to go) but it helps to have a running buddy. We are supposed to do one on October 31st. So...I pray we will be able to do it. This past Saturday was the longest I have ever run in my life-20 entire (LONG) minutes. But we did it and we were so proud of our selfs:)

Shirley said...

Robyn,

Love the pictures and reading about your journey. Congrats!! Your weight loss blog gives a lot of hope.

Thank you

Mariah said...

Congrats! You are my inspiration...if you ever come out to do the NYC marathon I'll be cheering you on here!

Jessica said...

well done Robyn ! TFS

Kristin said...

Congratulations!! Good for you :-)

Kim. said...

Fantastic Robyn, both you and your husband were marvellous to have run that marathon and in such a great time. Well done to you both and I can see why you are thinking of running it again.
Kim xXx

Scrapping Mom said...

You gave me inspirtions. I am about 50 pounds over weight. Myfince just wought e WII fit and I am going to start that tomorrow. I am planning to run in our marathon here in Panama City Beach, FL Aug of 2011. I am so out of shape so I am going to get focused.
Thank you so much for being sucha a great person

Summer said...

Wow!!! Congrats!! That is a huge accomplishment!! WTG!!! You ROCKED it girly!!

Lisa said...

Hi Robyn!! So proud of you and your HUGE accomplishment! I was rooting you on from Canada!!! You are an amazing woman!! Wooowhooooo!!!

Anonymous said...

Another great video Robyn! These sliders are great to send the grandkids in Fl! Thanks Mary M

Kevin said...

Congradulations

The Boston Marathaon is only in April and New England is beautiful at this time Only 26 miles and when the Red Sox game ends the crowd empties into Kenmore Square to cheer on the runners Lisa :-)

Lawson Family said...

Way to go Robyn! Truly an inspiration!! I love the outfit too!

MrandMrsCarroll said...

Congrats again on your marathon!!! What a great accomplishment. I was getting teary eyed for you again. lol.

cricutlover20 said...

I say your a WONDER WOMAN!!! Way to go girl and CONGRATS!!! That is along time to run,,,wow. Just think how the kids are so proud of there parents. Excellent job. Bless you all, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Love the pics Robyn. What great timing. I was just going to post on the forum - and ask if you would share some of the other exercises you are doing - cause you look FANTASTIC. (or you could just pop me an e-mail). You are so stinkin tiny!

congrats again on your accomplishment. You are my hero and idol.

bettyshipe@hotmail.com

Jerry and Sid Meyers said...

Congratulations...what an accomplishment! That's a long long way!! Thanks for all the pictures.

Deb said...

It's awesome that you and your husband are doing something healthy together, inspiring your children and many perfect strangers in the process! YAY you!!!

Sandy said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!! What a rush. You should be very proud. What an accomplishment. That is even better that your husband did it with you. Marathon #2, here you come!! Sandy

scrapbooking for others said...

Your photos are great and congrats! My goal is to walk for an hour a day on the treadmill...oh my I would have alot of training ahead of me! LOL

nsmaga said...

Congrats on running!

I've ran a 5K and was proud of myself...my new goal is to run a 10K..then a half marathon, and then maybe one day, a marathon..

Good Job!

Emily S said...

Major congrats Robyn!!!

Angela M. said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful accomplishment with us. You should be very proud of yourself, Robyn! Go Pink Stamper, Go!

Klop Family said...

Wow, Robyn!! You rock girl. love the pictures and wish you the best.

Melinda's World said...

You are such a motivator to me. I am in a work out funk. I haven't worked out in 3 weeks and I feel blah. I hope that some day I can say that I ran a marathon. It has been a goal of mine for such a long time. Congrats on doing such a great job!

Cassandra said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby Robyn! You are an inspiration to all of us! And Thank You for sharing your adventure with us!
Cassandra

Kimba28s said...

Very cute photos! Congrats!!!

Laura said...

Congrats Robyn! All of us are so proud of you!!

Anonymous said...

Proud of you! I know it was unbelievably diffult. Way to go!!! :-D

shortcrapper

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

You go girl...

Delicatelily said...

Congrats:) Robyn. You rock and keep up the good work.

Karen S. said...

Congratulations Robyn! That's such an awesome accomplishment!

weberk said...

can't even imagine!!
Way to go Robyn and hubby!
Pam

Catherine said...

Congrats Robyn. I have been following your weight loss/marathon journey from the beginning and you have been a real inspiration. I am running my first marathon this weekend. The training has been a long journey but I am so excited about actually completing the full distance. I have the same time goal in mind so I am hoping I can do as well as you did and cross that finish line in 4hours and 30 minutes.

CraftJunkieToo said...

Congrats on your accomplishment Robyn. I know you feel so good about this victory. Way to go!

Hugs,
Tracy

Jennie K. said...

I can't believe no one shouted out Go Pink Stamper... believe me we were all saying it from our home computers.

Jeanette T. said...

Congrats Robyn, wow what an achievement. I was in the hospital for the pass 4 days and as soon as I got home the first thing I did was to check e-mails and blogs. Wow an I addicted or what? Scarry! Again congrats you did great!!

CathyatAMH said...

Hi Robyn, I wanted to say Hi and I hope everything is okay, because you haven't had a new post or video since last Friday!! Needing my pinkstamper fix bout now! :) Hope all is well.

Cathy@amhcorp.com

Rozette said...

That's awesome! I just started running in May. I am just doing 5Ks but someday I will do a marathon. What did you carry for energy during your marathon? Oh and I would rather run down than up. LOL

Anonymous said...

Hey Robyn, even though I wasn't there to cheer you on, I definitely thought about you all the way here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Thanks for sharing.
Mary (mary@rievley.com)

Craftyanny said...

Congratulations, well done!
Anne x

Julee said...

Congrats on your marathon! You have inspired me and my husband. We are doing this marathon next year!!! Thank you Robyn!!

wec said...

Congrats on your marathon! You are amazing!

Theresa99 said...

How sweet is it that your man went with you for the run?
Congrats!!

Theresa

may said...

Congrats Robyn! You look fantastic in your pink outfit!

Karen said...

Way to go Robyn. You are so inspirational ... I am a 5K, 10K and half marathon runner and am kind of toying with the whole marathon thing now since watching you. I loved the video of your run and these photos are great. I think you are amazing.
x x

vlh said...

For some reason, I never am able to see my comments, even when I go to the newest posted. Umm??

Emily S said...

You did so awesome!! Way to go!!

I made this card for my great friend and running buddy and thought of you :)

http://scrappinbutterfly.blogspot.com/2009/10/birthday-card-for-my-friend.html

Have a blessed day!!

<3 Emily

Amy B. said...

Congrats on the marathon!! You did awesome. I would have been crawling by one mile...heeheee

Hugz

Melissa said...

Congratulations Robyn! What an amazing accomplishment!

tmholmes said...

Hello,
I am a new cricut expression owner. I check in with you all the time to see what you have been doing. You are a great inspiration to me, I only wish I had someone like you to hang out with. I am one of those that like to walk, craft, ect. with a buddy, I guess I just like being with people.

Thanks for all you do,
Tina

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