Monday, December 03, 2007

CIM Photos

Thanks everyone for all the comments! :)

I have been fantastically sore all over but it's starting to get better. I'm in no rush to run again and will take my time recovering. I went to the gym today and sat in the steam room for a million hours. And I've been eating like a horse. Regular post-marathon stuff!

Here are my pictures from the weekend. Sacramento is a really pretty town, especially this time of year. The course wasn't especially scenic but still nice. Enjoy!

Expo


American RiverHotel - view of Sacramento

Race morning
Just past the halfway mark

Around Mile 20
Approaching the finish (I'm in the center in the background)


Talking to Pace Leader Tim Twietmeyer (in red)

Yay!
Smiling through the pain of post-marathon soreness. That's my mom and dad.


Mom, Dad, me and Zach


Texting Maritza


Big ol' medal!

Hobbling to get some food. My mom and dad having a laugh.
Victory beer! (brunch is a fantastic excuse to drink before noon!)







14 comments:

roaming runners said...

Congratulations!

We have been following your preparations for your Marathon from Nice in France.

Good job - Well done!

Dave & Jax

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

Mir said...

I love your pictures! You and your parents are too cute. So, I don't think you need an excuse to drink beer after a marathon...gotta replenish those carbs somehow, right?

Paul said...

Victory beer is the best!! Congrats on your finish.

Nicole said...

Great photos. congrats again.

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, indeed, you earned that beer!! Great photos and maybe next time I go visit my mom and brother in Davis, I'll consider doing CIM.

Enjoy your recovery!

jahowie said...

A well deserved victory beer. :-)

Congrats, and thanks for posting the great pics. You continue to inspire me.

miss petite america said...

that is some serious bling!!!

and i too, raise my beer glass to you! :)

Gotta Run said...

You totally had a 'perma-smile" in every picture. Loved it!!

To finish it off with a cold beer says it all.

TJ said...

Great pics and congrats on a smokin race!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jen, reading your blog makes me kinda miss those days of running way back when my body could handle it. Congrats and have a Merry Christmas.

Shawn L.

Bob Gentile said...

Love the pics Jen & ya that Victory beer pic SUMS it all up!!! aahhhh'

Congrats!! and nice Medal!!!

Ryan said...

My favorite is the pic with you chugging the beer and your Garmin and medal in plain view. Ah, the running life. I've experienced this sweet bliss and always love to go back for more.

Meredith said...

Great job at CIM - and great pics! I am in awe of you for finishing in under 4:00 hours!

Willis said...

Such great photos - and an awesome race. I loved your recount of the race and the pictures are fantastic! Hang on to this one for a long time - you've earned it in stars!!