Sunday, October 19, 2008

3:58

I'm sitting here typing in bed, because, quite frankly, I am POOPED and it's comfy. So there. I wanted to type up my race report now, while it's all fresh in my mind, but see this need (and I mean NEED) to inhale a nice juicy burger nownownownowNOW took over. So it will come. I promise. With some good pictures, too.

But for now, I need to sleep, especially considering I got (maybe) a grand total of 3 hours of sleep last night.

But you know what?

I did it.

And the really odd thing is that I just kind of knew I would. I told Matt that on Thursday. We were folding laundry that had taken over our room and putting it away, and I just stopped and looked at him and said, "You know what? I just think I'm going to do it."

So then I did. And I'm pretty excited.

We got an absolutely PERFECT day. Some would say cold, but for me the furnace, I was LOVIN' it.

And it's safe to say that some things I thought were simply impossible just really aren't anymore. I think I've finally gotten that through my thick skull. I don't even think I really believed it until now--even after Ironman.

2002 5:14
2005 4:18
2008 3:58

And of course, that leads me to the next question: can I take off 18 more?

Because that's something I just never, ever thought would be possible for me. But I feel like it is. Not tomorrow, or anything. Probably not next year. But in my five-year plan.

This season has been, in a word, unbelievable. From the news that I was going to join this wonderful group of people in April, through PR after PR all year. I am, quite simply, in disbelief.

And I just have a feeling that it's only going to get better from here.

30 comments:

Jen said...

You are a rock star!!!! So very sorry I didn't make it out to cheer you on. Congratulations on achieving yet another PR!!!!

Lloyd said...

Congrats, Sara. Your confidence made all the difference. Well, the weather didn't hurt either. :)

Enjoy the triumph.

Maggs said...

Congrats! Way to get under 4 hours. And of course you can take off 18 more in the future!

anna jo said...

that is so awesome! congratulations!!

a few years ago I came in under 4 hours--which was something I never thought I could ever do, for some reason--and got the idea in my head that I would try and qualify for boston. especially since I hadn't really trained that hard for that marathon. unfortunately, I have either been extremely lazy in my training or I've been getting random injuries... I haven't been able to do it. but I haven't given up hope. I know that I can do it, it just might take the most perfect of circumstances.

but with the way things are going for you, I have no doubt you'll be able to do it. maybe even sooner than you think. good luck. enjoy the journey.

allanjel said...

YES!! You can take off 18 minutes and then some. I have seen first hand what you can do...just keep chipping away and YOU will do it :)

Biggest Congratulations to you.

TJ said...

Awesome! Enjoy the rest!

Mike said...

I think Jen said it best above, Rock Star!!! Congrats on meeting and beating your goal!!! 18 more? No sweat!!! Keep on rockin'!!!!

jbmmommy said...

Congratulations, I'm pretty sure you can do just about anything you set your mind to.

Wendy said...

Well done!

DaisyDuc said...

Way to go girl!!! I knew you were going to do it just like I have every confidence that you can work to slice off another 18 minutes!

JenC said...

Woo hoo, that rocks!

E-Speed said...

congrats girl! I knew you could sub 4 easily. You are in great shape! Enjoy the post race high!

Alili said...

WoooooHooooo! Congratulations!

Wil said...

And what does Matt say when you ask, "Can you BELIEVE I did this!??"

Yep. And it only gets better from here sis :)

Ms. R said...

Believe it!! Congratulations, and I hope you enjoyed your burger. Mmmmm, yum!

Wes said...

Well done, Sara! Rock-in!!

Carolina John said...

That is AMAZING! You rock! Way to go Sara.

Chris said...

Congrats on your accomplishment, Sara! I never doubted you for a second. :)

The Alien said...

Congratulations!! Awesome time!!!

Pharmie said...

I'm so happy for you! I had the same BQ goal when I hit sub 4. Just haven't trained to do it yet... Maybe we'll be there together someday!

Curly Su said...

YEAH! Awesome! I'm with you on the taking 18 off... we're both going to do it, ok??

Kathy said...

Yay Yay Yay - well done!

triguyjt said...

awesome job sara........

the sky is the limit...

Rural Girl said...

I love your attitude! Great job. I'm tickled pink for you!

RunBubbaRun said...

Great job out there.. Congrats on the PR.

Yeah, BQ in your sights now. You can do it.

Chad said...

Congrats Sara! I have no doubt you can drop 18 more minutes. Go for it!

Mr. Pythagoras said...

Great Job! Way to accomplish your goal!

Erin said...

Congrats! Way to cap off an incredible season!

KC said...

great job! i felt sure you would do it, as well.

Josh said...

3:30... yeah, you can.