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Run Necklace Winner + SPD

SPD stands for slow painful death. That pretty much sums up my day out on the course yesterday. Alas, it was entertaining and I finished, and so life goes on. A big shout out to Billy who stuck with me and encouraged me to not give up the entire race. Without him there, there’s a slight chance I would still be wandering the streets of LA. Here’s a picture of Page and I before the race.

If I only knew… Well tomorrow will probably be an expo recap, where I worked my first expo and got tons of pictures, and then Wednesday will be a gigantic race recap with tons more pictures. My official time was 4:41:39. A new personal worst, but oh well, I was reminded that perhaps training for a marathon would be a good idea before I jump into my next one. I am still excited to run this half this weekend though. It will be fun and I hope I won’t be too sore.

I would like to call out the fact that with my friend Ryan and Billy, we said the race times in the car that morning and I called the winning time of 2:09:19 down to the second. So I call that a win. Win number dos was the fact that I wasn’t stuck in any blue thrones this time! Yea, I have no excuses, I was just dead out there. But a poop-free run is a win in my book.

Anyways, on to the Run Necklace. It was so fun reading all your comments about why you run, I agree with so many of them. It keeps me sane, keeps me motivated and keeps me active. It makes me feel great and I love challenging myself. So the lucky winner of the Run Necklace is…

Rachel from Make a Run for It! :) Congrats to you.

Since you all loved the necklace so much, Nana offered a 10% discount code until THURSDAY on anything purchased online at her store which can be found at Use the code CHICRUNNER. So now you can pick out your own necklace if you didn’t win.

I have some more great giveaways, including a few iFitness belts to giveaway coming up soon so stay tuned.  Now, I’m off to take some more ibuprofen!


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  • Reply Amy

    Congrats on your finish!!!!!

    Cant wait to hear about it and the expo!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Page

    Bahahaha! That pic will go down in history! So glad to see you yesterday and you still did a great job!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Vic

    Congrats on finishing ANOTHER marathon! You are a machine!

    Thanks for the code for 10% off. I definitely want to get one of these. Just FYI- when I click the crafting and jewelry website it ends with “.co” instead of “.com”. Easily fixed by just adding the m to my address bar but heads up :)

    GO Danica!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Jocelyn

    Can’t wait to hear your recap! That picture cracks me up!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Lisa

    Darn! I really wanted to win that necklace. Oh well…

    I am looking forward to your race report.

    March 22, 2010 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Morgan

    That photo is priceless! I can’t wait to read the recap! LOL!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:29 am
  • Reply Marlene

    Congrats Danica! Another 26.2 under your belt. Sorry to hear you had a rough time out there, but YAY for no potty issues!!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Katie A.

    Classic! That picture is awesome! You did great out there! And Billy, too! Now I’m off to shop :)

    March 22, 2010 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Tiffany C.

    Congrats on your finish! You are great! Just thinking about a marathon (when I haven’t even done a half) seems almost impossible to me! But all things are possible, right? Can’t wait to hear about the expo and race update! Congrats to the winner of the Necklace, it’s super cute!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:39 am
  • Reply beth

    I ran a personal worst yesterday too – it happens, I guess! I mean, apparently. I’ve done the best in races I’ve trained the least for, so I don’t know what is up. congrats on sticking it out!

    March 22, 2010 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Kik

    I think I’m getting myself that necklace as a congrats gift for finishing my first 10K after this weekend….having NEVER run before and taking it up at 39….I’m feeling like I might deserve that sweet bauble!!!

    Thanks for your e mail and your encouragement, I’m excited/nervous and wish I had a running buddy to keep me going….think Billy would fly out here and run beside a slow poke???

    March 22, 2010 at 8:51 am
  • Reply aron

    great job out there yesterday girlie :) ANOTHER marathon finish – you are awesome. cant wait for the full recap and glad there were no porta pottie visits :)

    March 22, 2010 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Michaela

    Congrats on finishing and powering through! That’s determination!

    March 22, 2010 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Alex

    All that matters is that you finished and had a good time (sort of) ha ha. way to go!

    March 22, 2010 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Rachel

    oh my gosh i won!! yay! LA killed me too, I’m lying in bed barely able to move : / congrats on finishing another one!

    March 22, 2010 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Nikki

    Way to go on the finish! And the poopless run! That is DEFINITELY a win! :)

    Oh and thanks for the code! I totally need to get a necklace now! :)

    March 22, 2010 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Marathon Maritza

    Congrats on another marathon finish! Sometimes they just suck, so good job sticking it out and showing some guts!!! Can’t wait to hear all the details!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Erin K

    You should be proud to have another marathon finish under your belt…Big CONGRATS!! I was out there at mile 25 cheering for you and your fellow blogger – I could see the determination on your face!!! Way to finish :-)

    March 22, 2010 at 10:08 am
  • Reply joerunfordom

    Danica – Congrats on LA! I think we’ll have to compare notes after Pittsburgh – I’m thinking race number 2 in 2 weeks is going to put a big marathon sized slap on me!

    Best from Austin, Joe

    (I think a massage is order today!)

    March 22, 2010 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Alisa

    Just think your personal worst is some folks (i.e. me) dream marathon time.

    Way to tough it out through another one!

    March 22, 2010 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Jeff

    Just found your blog thanks to RunnerDude’s Blog and am enjoying it.

    Ran my first marathon yesterday, but by the other coast, VA Beach Shamrock. First PR is still a PR right? Made my goal with 4 minutes to spare.

    Great job on adding another medal to your collection.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Jules

    Congrats Danica!!! I know it wasn’t your best time but seriously, just finishing a marathon is suchhh an accomplishment! Can’t wait to read your race recap! :)

    March 22, 2010 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Ally

    Love the picture–sorry you didn’t have a great race, but, love the attitude about it–ehhh, it happens, right? How on earth did you work an expo and then run a marathon?? I worked an expo over the weekend and my race day morning when my boss said “ya know, you could have run this” I looked at him like he was crazy–I was waaaay too tired to even think about running.

    March 22, 2010 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Madison

    It was rough out there! But you ran it in style. Sad that I didn’t run into you the entire weekend. Expo was too hot for me to want to hang around and race day was just insanely crowded! That expression on my face in the photo above cracks me up.

    March 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply trapper

    I’d love to have finished at your time…..

    Hey Thanks all the posts of your pictures of course…Pre-race that is….

    The L.A. Marathon 2010 was my first one. Next…

    March 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Carol

    Love your positive attitude! So what if your time wasn’t your best, I love the fact that you finished and you’re still smiling. Great inspiration!!

    March 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm
  • Reply Kelly @ Healthy Lving Wth Kelly

    I LOVE your postive attitude! :)

    March 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Heather

    I am so sore after a half there is no telling how I would feel after a full, props for finishing!

    March 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply the dawn

    Good work finishing! I love the bedazzled maniac shirt! I’m contemplating earning my own this May…I might have to have you add the bling bling :)

    March 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Alex

    my main goal was a poop/pee free race!! and i accomplished that goal yesterday.. time is another story, BUT WE FINISHED :)

    March 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Katie

    That pictures is awesome & hilarious! Congrats on your finish!

    March 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Beth

    I… can’t… move!! lol Finished my first marathon in 4:24 :) Thanks for being my inspiration!! Bummed I didn’t see the pink tutu all day. But wow, was that a lot of people!

    March 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Betsy

    Did everybody love your bedazzled Maniacs shirt?

    March 22, 2010 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Becky B.

    Congratulations on finishing the race Danica, sorry you didn’t have a PR. I am one of those who can only dream of your finish time. I did not make my time goal either, but I did not get injured and that is more important. I did get a PR though, it was my first marathon!

    March 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply miranda

    I also ran a personal worst (PW!) at my marathon this weekend. I learned a hard lesson in properly training, especially during the winter! no fear, those numbers are just a lesson and at least you got a long run in! Of course I’m stubborn and want redemption so I’m running another marathon on May 2nd… whoops!

    March 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply rioruns

    Congratulations! Even though it’s not the type of record we usually go for, at least you got another record! :)

    March 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply David Yingling

    haha SPD… I’ve never heard that one before but I love it!

    March 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply The Laminator

    Can’t wait for the fun you promised me! Rock on, ChicRunner!

    March 22, 2010 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Kelli

    Congratulations! I am trying to get back into running so you are a big inspiration for me :)

    March 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Caitlin

    Hi Danica- discovered your blog recently and I enjoy reading your posts! Great job, keep it up girl!

    March 22, 2010 at 11:25 pm
  • Reply Erin

    You did it and you finished. Finish time aside, its still an accomplishment that I am in awe of! 26.2 is far!

    March 23, 2010 at 6:27 am
  • Reply Amy F

    OMG, FIVE marathon finishes!?! Awesome! Sorry it wasn’t your best race but way to push through and finish!

    March 23, 2010 at 6:39 am
  • Reply Nobel4Lit (A Case of the Runs)

    I had an SPD out there, too!! I saw you at the post-race food area, but I was in no mood to do anything but kick things if my shot legs could kick. This is the second time I’ve missed an opportunity to say hi… d’oh!

    March 23, 2010 at 7:33 am
  • Reply trapper

    Good Job….Ya finished! What ya going to do next?

    (i am thinking Disneyland half marathon would be a fun one)

    March 23, 2010 at 7:42 am
  • Reply Tara

    that pic just makes me laugh so hard! I think despite the fact that the race was an overall wash there were some definite wins! can’t wait to read the full race report :) congrats on another finish my fellow maniac ♥

    March 23, 2010 at 8:30 am
  • Reply Legallyblondemel

    Congrats on finishing! And sorry I’m lame and haven’t been by here in a while.

    I’m very proud that you took time out of the race to take a photo with the hottest fireman you could find – attagirl!

    March 26, 2010 at 7:01 am
  • Reply Nicole

    DAMNIT! I missed the sale! f!

    March 31, 2010 at 8:07 pm
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