3:55:57 and REDEMPTION

Race post will come. Most likely on Tuesday, but I just wanted to update and thank you all from the bottom on my heart. This race was MY day, and I just had to believe in myself! I looked like this the entire race.


Mind you, I have no idea who the guy is next to me. I was just BEAMING the entire race. I’m sure people thought I was some cuckoo. This was around mile 7ish.


and mile 24 I looked the SAME exact way. I was SO incredibly happy, and if you would please notice, you will see that yes, my hair is PERFECTLY in place. :)

Everything was perfect. I knew the route, and the miles kept ticking by, faster and faster. I am just so ridiculously happy, I think I might even be glowing.

I cannot believe how perfect it went. Best. Race. Ever.


My brother, who I totally didn’t expect to be there, rode his bike from his house after he missed me running past, and caught up with me the and rode with me the last mile and a half.



I am just SO happy. SO incredibly happy. Redemption is mine and marathon, maybe, there is a little spot for you in my heart too. :)

Can’t wait to write up the full recap, and yes, I tweeted during the race so I would remember things. My final time was 3:55:57. A 33 minute PR from the race from hell we will title as the San Diego Crap festival.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those who were out cheering, supporting and loving all us runners today. A special thanks to my one man pack mule, Billy aka LA Runner, my friend Ryan, my cousin Olie and my little baby brother Koo. <3.

I DID IT! and I did it RIGHT this time!


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96 Responses to 3:55:57 and REDEMPTION

  1. Holly says:

    You rock the house, sista! Way to go!!!

  2. Joy says:

    Kick@$$ time, Danica!! And best of all, the awesome fun you looked like you were having :D :D

  3. Susan says:

    What an exceptionally perfect run! Congratulations to you! I am awed and inspired. You’ve got to write in-depth about your running/tweeting technique. I can’t imagine how you did that! Bask in the glow, girl! You did it and you did it with style and grace! What-A-Woman!

  4. Shannon says:

    Great job girl! You rocked it!

  5. jamie says:

    Wow you are amazing! All I can say! Great job!!!!!!! I got your tweets all the way through. You held strong!

  6. Kirbey says:

    What a great time! Congrats!!

  7. You’re awesome Danica! So proud of you :)

  8. Ally says:

    YAY!! That’s awesome. So glad you had such a great race. Can’t wait to read the recap.

  9. oz runner says:

    awesome job Danica! way to go….wow, a 33 minute improvement…you should be proud of yourself!

  10. Congrats!!!! I’ll be running my first full marathon in April, and hope I keep my smile through the entire race like you did!!

  11. Saph says:

    That is so awesome! Congrats. I’ve really enjoyed reading your running (and life) adventures. Can’t wait to read the recap. Congrats again.

  12. KatieA. says:

    I couldn’t believe you were tweeting the whole time! It was great to follow you that way! Just awesome girly! Great job!

  13. dynasti says:



  14. Jess says:

    Congrats Danica!!!! Can’t wait for your full report!

  15. jeff says:

    nicely done! i was having fun following along via twitter. hey, just think how much faster you’d have gone if you didn’t tweet. ;) but then again, we’d all have missed out on that fun.


  16. Lara says:

    Excellent race! I love that you had a smile on your face the ENTIRE way!!! Beautiful spirit, way to go!!!

  17. You are amazing!!! xoxoxoxo

  18. Tara says:

    I can’t say this enough times, but you freaking owned that course! HUGE CONGRATS kooho!!!! xoxox

  19. Way to go! Very inspiring!

  20. Kristen says:

    Congratulations…you are awesome! What a fantastic time!

  21. Congrats! Great time and even more great to know that you got your redemption with a smile on your face.

  22. x-country2 says:

    AWESOME! Can’t wait for the full report.

  23. Keri says:

    What a great time and most of all, you had a great time!

  24. jeri says:

    I was totally following along w/your tweets and was SO IMPRESSED with the ass kicking you gave LB. Can’t wait for the full report. That’s what you should look like when racing/running…like you’re having a BLAST!

  25. stuart says:

    Awesome job, looking forward to the report!

  26. Felice says:


    SO happy for you! Congratulations!!!!

  27. Rachel says:

    Congrats!!!! You make it look so easy!

  28. Natalia says:

    Congrats! That is such a great improvement! I’m so glad you gave 26.2 another chance : )

  29. Punk Rock Runner says:

    How fun was this day? It was a blast running with you for the first mile and your “shout-out” at mile 12 (your mile 14) re-energized me. So happy for you!!

  30. kate says:

    YAYAYAYAY!!!! You look absolutely radiant in all the photos – CONGRATS!!!

  31. Cindy says:

    Congratulations on your PR! And for having cute hair the entire 26.2!

  32. AWESOME!!! How exciting! I can’t believe how amazing you did and you looked great doing it! And smiling the whole way??? That’s incredible! We all knew you could do it! Can NOT wait to read your full report!

  33. Congratulations! I had a lot of fun following along as you twittered and ran an amazing race!

  34. Congrats! So glad to hear that you had such a great experience this time!

  35. Yasmin says:

    Danica, you are inspirational! I am running my first marathon in March, and seeing results like this just warms my heart.

    Congratulations on a fantastic finish!

  36. Erin says:

    Danica, I found your blog via Twitter and I’ve loved following along so far! Congrats on your marathon!! I ran my first 10K today and am in such awe of you marathoners. Glad you had such a good time!! :)

  37. Lori says:

    What an amazing race! Great that you were able to have fun and run FAST. Nice job, girl!

  38. Marci says:

    Congratulations!! You totally rocked that marathon, and I’m so happy for you!! Can’t wait for the full report!

  39. B.o.B. says:

    Congrats girl! Can’t wait for your recap. :)

  40. Erin says:

    Congrats on such a great run can’t wait to read a detailed recap. Hopefully one day when I finally run a marathon I beam the whole way too!

  41. Nicole says:

    You ROCKED It girl!!! I’m soooooo proud of you! I can not wait to read the full report and of course maybe get to see you in december! You nailed it, looked cute & prD… what more could you have asked for? :) xoxoxo

  42. Dane says:

    Great stuff! Happy you had such a wonderful day.

  43. Alex says:

    Your awesome! Way to go!!

  44. Betsy says:

    Congratulations! I love how happy you are in those pictures.

  45. Amanda says:

    Heck yeah, way to go!! That’s an awesoe PR and you look so cute with your big grin. Nice job!

  46. Glenn Jones says:

    Now that I’ve finished my race report, I’m grabbing a cup of coffee and sitting in the easy chair to read a real *race* report!

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