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First Marathon - Done!

This morning I ran the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon! Not sure of the exact time yet, but the clock said 4:37:30 and I would have been a few seconds behind that. Should be around a 10:30 pace for the whole thing.




Well, Oprah - it looks like you won this round. But I will be back for redemption, I promise you that!

Full recap to come post-nap. Thanks for all your kind words on here, email, and Facebook. Thank you!

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  1. Congrats! Awesome job, can't wait to hear more about it!!!

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  2. Yay congrats! I kept checking this morning too see how it went! Have a good nap!

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  3. CONGRATS!!! Awesome job and hope it was a great experience for you.

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  4. Yay!!! Congrats to you, I can't wait for the recap!

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  5. Way to go, Vanessa! The first one should always be about just finishing, but you did a very good time too. If I tried to sit like you did in that picture after the marathon, I'd be sitting for the next week or so in that same pose.

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  6. Oh my gosh, I got teary eyed when I saw this post. I am so, so happy for you. There is nothing like finishing your first marathon...nothing! Congratulations!!!!

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  7. Congrats!!!!! Love the picture!

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  8. I still think you have the upper hand on the big O. Congrats and enjoy some well deserved rest.

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  9. Ahhhhhhh congratulations! You're awesome!

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  10. Ahh congrats, that's awesome! Can't wait to hear the whole recap

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  11. Way to go! You finished in almost the exact same time as me! Congrats, I'm so proud of you!

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  12. yay!! Congrats!! I'm so excited for you! Your rocked it

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  13. CONGRATS MARTHONER!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

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  14. You're adorable - can't believe you're smiling so much AFTER a full marathon - way to go, girl!!!! Awesome time - screw Oprah - you too could have crushed her if you had a full on team of experts at your beg and call!!!! You did this ALL by yourself - rock on!! WOOT WOOT!!!!!!! Long distance high 5 to ya!

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  15. AHHHH CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you!! You look gorgeous!

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  16. Awesome debut! Eff that oprah!

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  17. Congrats!!! well deserved nap! :)

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  18. Congratulations marathoner!!!

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  19. You are an official marathoner!! Congratulations Vanessa!! You did an awesome job!!

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  20. Congratulations!!!!!!

    I can't wait to read the recap.

    You look so happy to have become a marathoner:-)

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  21. 10:30 pace is obviously the best marathon pace around. Way to KICK BUTT

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  22. Congrats on your marathon!!!!! Great job!!

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  23. Wooooo hooo!
    Congratulations.
    Enjoy the spoils (and ignore the pain).
    xx

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  24. CONGRATS again- I just had to write twice how damn good you look- well, always... but specifically after running a marathon. I hope you wake up and drink a gallon of wine. Or... I can for you :)
    Way to go!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Congrats! Soak up this feeling. Your first one is a HUUUGE accomplishment. :)

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  26. makes me tired! Good job!!

    Kiley @ DVF

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  27. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a great time for your first one :D girl you smoked it! xoxox so proud

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  28. Congrats girl, welcome to the elite club of marathoners!!! :)

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  29. Congratulations!!! How exciting! Hope you enjoy that nap :)

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  30. YAY!! Cant wait for full recap! so proud of you :)

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  31. You're a marathoner now!! Get some rest, and then hurry and tell us all about your race! Congratulations girlie!!

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  32. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS VANESSA!!!!
    So proud of you! :)

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  33. YOu can get Oprah on the next one! Way to go! Can't wait to read the full recap!

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  34. Congratulations!! Such an accomplishment whether you beat Iprah or not. Can't wait to read your recap.

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  35. CONGRATS MARATHONER!!!!!! YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!!!!!

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  36. Wonderful! I love that you said 'my first'... there will be more!

    Nice going, Vanessa. Get that well-deserved rest.

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  37. Congrats on finishing! Too bad you didn't beat Oprah, but there is always next time!

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  38. Congrats! Can't wait to read the recap! How in the world are you sitting cross legged?

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  39. Yay!!!!! You are the cutest marathoner I have ever seen. Hope you got the best nap ever. You should be riding this high for awhile- enjoy it :)

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  40. CONGRATS!!! u look flipping adorable. be so proud of urself, u are amazing! :)

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  41. Awesome! Congratulations!!! You beat Katie Holmes though, right?

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  42. Woohoo, you did it! I've signed up for my first one in June! You're part of the inspiration! :)

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  43. Congrats Vanessa! Enjoy the great feeling of accomplishment.

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  44. Awesome! All this marathon talk makes me want to sign up for one :)

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  45. Woohoo! Great job Vanessa! That's amazing!

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  46. Awesome job! You did great!!!! You deserve every last bit of that pizza and more!

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  47. Congrats- can't wait to hear the details!

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  48. Hey you, the marathoner over there...the cute one sitting on the picture looking so happy: Congratulations!!!!! I am so happy for you! you have all my admiration!

    Vanessa the marathoner
    that sounds pretty good right?

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  49. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You will get that darn Oprah next go-round for sure... that is such an impressive time regardless. I can't image how proud you must be!

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  50. I am SO impressed, congratulations :-)

    I want to run a marathon but cannot imagine having time to run 20 milers anytime this, or next semester. When I am done with school though...yes that is my goal!

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