Ohio = check!

Finished Akron in a respectable 4:20, despite my knee spasming at mile 15 and the volunteers trying to make me go to the medical tent. It really wasn’t that bad! I told them, “are you kidding me??? The last time it did this was much worse, and I was only at mile 6, and I walked the rest. If you think I’m quitting at mile 15, you are crazier than I am.” The runners around me cheered :)

I did not see Viper, which is sad because I had three extra beer tickets for him (can’t drink because I have to drive to the airport). However, he must have passed me at some point, because I started super fast (the 3:40 pace group passed me at mile 8) and slowed as I went, so I’m sure he was in there somewhere. As a consolation prize, I registered for Portland within 5 minutes of arriving back at my hotel, so I get to meet more of you wonderful people :) Most people run a marathon thinking “why am I doing this”; I run a marathon thinking “when I get home I want to sign up for next weekend’s race!”

Now it’s time for me to get a shower in, because I am disgusting. More to come!


  1. Hey Laura, great time in that race. I am so jealous of the Brooks you are getting because I totally need a new pair.

    Anyway, I was just stopping by to let you know that I left something for you at my blog.

    Have a great trip.

    P.S. Don’t freak when you see my blog, I made a bunch of changes recently but it’s still me.

  2. It was a Mic-Ultra event… wasn’t it? I wouldn’t have stuck around for that either ;-).

    Great time! See you at Portland!

  3. Great Job on running another Marathon!! You are quite the runner!

  4. Rock on! Good for you! 4:20 is awesome!!!! It took me 4:02 to do my 20 miles this morning so you’re smokin’ fast. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. I do the same – as soon as I finish, it’s like WHAT’s NEXT?? within hours I have another race planned. Good job – way to push it out!

  6. Great job and excellent time! Way to push through and finish again!

  7. Nice work Laura!!! You are becoming addicted to running marathons!! Certainly, not a bad thing!!

    BRUNCH!!! :O)


  8. Great job, Laura! You’re such a little speed demon. :)

    I now can’t wait to read all the Portland posts. Sounds like it’s going to be a fabulous time.

  9. Hooray!!! Have fun celebrating!!!

  10. Great job, Laura…as always! So awesome. Portland is next? Cool. Guess what, I’m signed up for Las Vegas in December…shhhhh…haven’t written about it yet, but in the works.

  11. Portland! Awesome :) We’re doing a blogger meet up on Thursday at The Vault at 7:30 if you want to join us!! http://www.vault-martini.com

  12. awesome job laura!!! congrats on another marathon finish :)

    sooo jealous you are doing portland, i hope to do that one someday!

  13. You are frickin amazing!! I was thinking of you as I was dying during my 15 miler yesterday. I don’t know how you do it!

  14. Woohoo! 4:20 is a great time! And you signed up for another marathon, already?? You go girl!

  15. Laura,

    It was a pleasure meeting you and I am glad to see you powered through a not-so-easy course.

    Now rest up and get healed!

  16. Congrats girlie!! You are quite an inspiration!

  17. Great job, Laura! I must have passed you and then you passed me again at around Mile 19-20. Sorry we didn’t get to meet up. I got three beers anyway because I’m just that smooth! Hope you enjoyed your brief trip to Ohio. Cheers!

  18. Go Laura Go! I’m amazed at all the marathons you’ve been doing… yay for you! Good luck in Portland… take lots of pics for us.

  19. Yay! Go Laura!

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