Thank You!

Today was one of the most magical days of my life, and it’s mostly due to all my incredible friends and family who supported me on such a beautiful day.

Verrazano Narrows Bridge NYC Marathon 2013

Ridiculously windy but gorgeous blue skies on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in the first mile of NYC Marathon 2013

Of course a full race report is to come, but the short version is my legs are fine (“after all, they are mine” / I actually didn’t listen to any Fun during the race; just the fun of the spectators!) while my face is insanely sore from smiling so hard all day. I can’t possibly name all of the wonderful people who encouraged me, but know that your cheers, calls, texts, tweets, Facebook posts, and post-race toasts meant everything to me. Today I wasn’t trying to run particularly fast (although I actually beat my time goal of sub-4); I just wanted to savor every moment and have fun. I did exactly that – this was one of the most amazing days of my life and I am so ridiculously happy right now.

Finish Line NYCM 2013

Me seconds after crossing the finish line – thanks to the volunteer who snapped this for me!

I have the day off from work tomorrow (I’m going to be working through next weekend, so the timing worked out well) and am super excited to be able to just hang out in my city after running all the way through it. But then Tuesday, I’m back to Dallas (and hey Dallas readers, come out and celebrate with me there on Tuesday night!) and then onto California on Friday to prep for a training course I’m facilitating next week. My travels won’t stop anytime soon, and I suspect, neither will my running.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped me hit this major milestone. It’s hard to believe that I went from training to run one mile to running well over 2600! But more than anything, I’m so grateful for the amazing, incredible, wonderful people to which marathon running has introduced me. You all rock.


  1. Congratulations!!! Wow. What an unbelievable accomplishment. I’m so happy for you!
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  2. Congratulations!!!

  3. Congratulations! You’re such an inspiration for anyone trying to reach big goals. Thanks for sharing your story with us along the way.
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    • Veronica, looks like you have some pretty big goals too. Good luck with the pullups – I never managed to master even one!

  4. Congratulations on the milestone. A special group to be in for sure.
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  5. Wow! Congrats on hitting a century. That’s pretty amazing in such a short time. Cheers!

  6. I saw you on the course! Though I don’t know you, I remember thinking that that girl in the sash has the BIGGEST smile on her face! Awesome.

    • That’s so funny! Which neighborhood were you in? And out of curiosity, how did you then find my blog? Hope you had a fun day too!

  7. CONGRATS! What an accomplishment….and what a great place to celebrate!
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  8. Congrats Laura, I’m sorry we didn’t get to meet up but I love that you had such a great day–you worked hard and deserved it!
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  9. Congrats!!!! I saw Adam’s (The Boring Runner) tweets and pics! Happy that you both finally met and your exploration thru NY.
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  10. You are so amazing, Laura! Congrats on the 100 marathons! You are so fun to talk to, I could listen to your stories for hours! Hope to see you again soon!!
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  11. Congrats!!! I saw you in the NYRR tent before the race. Glad to see you finished strong!
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  12. Woohoo!! Congrats!! :D I wasn’t able to get online to track you on Sunday, but I was definitely thinking about you that morning! Can’t wait to dive into the recap!
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