Sunday, October 17, 2010

Barefoot marathon in the bag.

Today I finished the Des Moines marathon barefoot!
After 2 days working at the expo I finished off with a 4:28:32 time and  I enjoyed every step!  I had fun even when it hurt and I kept moving and stepping lightly and gently. "Relax girl, you've got this" is what I told myself over and over and it worked!
Recap with videos to come.  Thank you all for your encouragement.  I thought about my bloggie friends so often.
Thank you Mel and Beth for the fuel tips.  I never hit the wall and I believe it was due to my fueling strategy.
Happy running and congrats to all those that ran this weekend!!! I can't wait to read your recaps.

26 comments:

Barefoot Neil Z said...

*wootWOOt*

Great job, you rock!!

Stephanie said...

AWESOME!

I can't wait to read the full recap.

Forward Foot Strides said...

Incredible! Congrats, and looking forward to the recap. :-)

Marlene said...

Congratulations, Barefoot Marathoner! WOW! Can't wait to hear about it!!!

Avocational Singer said...

Congratulations! Inspiring!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats! I ran with a barefoot guy for a while in my race today and thought of you.

Steel Springs said...

Congratulations! Way to rock that marathon barefoot! I'm so happy that you enjoyed the race and I can't wait to read your recap.

Anonymous said...

So very awesome!

Laura said...

WOW...CONGRATS! Can't wait to hear more..

Karen said...

congratulations! Anxious to hear more - especially the fueling tips!

ShutUpandRun said...

So cool for you. Congrats.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

wonderful!!! can't wait for all the details

Molly said...

Yay!!!! Congrats, get going on that recap!!!

Jogging with Fiction said...

congrats! That's awesome. I'm totally going to use your blog to convince my husband he can run a marathon barefoot. He's been running barefoot for a while now, but is hesitant to race without shoes.

Laura said...

Good job! Can't wait for the recap :-)

Elizabeth said...

Congrats, can wait to read the race report.

Johann said...

Fantastic, well done!

Jill said...

Excellent job, girl! Congrats. Saw on FB and I was so happy for you!!

Indi said...

Nice work barefooting it! Congrats!

Ewa said...

Congrats!

Judi said...

Congratulations! You never hit the wall? I am impressed! Great time too! I hope you are feeling well!

Emz said...

So flipping amazing.

"you've got this" --- that is my favorite motivational statement I think to myself while running. It works.

You rock.

Julie said...

You are a freaking rock star Angie! Congrats on a wonderful barefoot finish:)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Can I say it enough? You are amazing! I love your convictions. A barefoot marathon in fabulous time too. Great inspiring job!

OrangeBlossom said...

Congratulations Angie!!!

Please share how you fueled throughout your marathon.

LauraElaine said...

Way to go!!!! :)

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