Saturday, November 14, 2009

we did it

well folks, we reached our goal. we finished the richmond, virginia marathon in under 4 hours. 3:59:38. just by the skin of our teeth. i'm not gonna lie, the last 6 miles felt like i was literally in hell. at mile 20, i was so sure that i wasn't going to make it... i mean i knew i would finish, but i didn't think i would make it in under 4 hours. i must be one ornery and stubborn cuss because i MADE myself do it. and by the time i finished, i'm not sure i could have pushed myself ANY further. seriously so stoked to be done.

doug, ben's brother, was amazing... his first marathon and he totally rocked it. ben was my rock... he stayed with me to the end and helped me push myself when i was so sure i couldn't do it. thanks babe.

26 comments:

Morgan said...

way to go!!!! i am so sad i couldn't do it with you guys. someday. you are all rockstars!! i knew you would do it, even if you had to make your self suffer... you're amazing that way!

love you guys!

Kim said...

yaaaay! Good job Shafers.

Julia said...

congratulations whitney!! that is awesome!

Kristin said...

You're my hero!

Michal Thompson said...

Way to got whit!!! Will doug do anther?

Mrs. Ordinary said...

Of course I think you're awesome. But you know what else is awesome? That running top you're wearing. So cute and stylish!

Lisa Busath said...

YEAH for Whitney, Ben and Doug! That is soooo exciting! I knew you wanted to get under four hours. Next step -- 3:20 to qualify for Boston :).

The Talley's said...

Whitney you are seriously my hero! A true inspiration!

Molly said...

Amazing! Good job!!

Mark, Jenny and Sweet G said...

you all look so, so great! seriously... to look so good after running for 4 hours! nicely done.

The Pagets in Florida said...

ouch.

The Richardsons said...

You are my idol! Someday.....someday....

Emily said...

Congrats guys. I am sure that running the mud run in under 4 hours was a great training ground...right? Did you try the gatorade thing? Brock will be sad if you didn't.

the Allers said...

CONGRATS!! So amazing you guys!

Seanlys said...

Wow! You guys are amazing! I don't think I can ever run more than 2.6 miles, let alone 26!

Laura said...

Great job, Shafers!!! See ya when you're back around (in what, like a month?? :)

mj said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! that is awesome. I'm so exited for you.

Julianne said...

Rock on, you two!

Kaylynn said...

Yay!!!!!!!!

Jillian said...

My family is so hot and fit. Way to go, guys!!!

The Allred Family said...

Way to go! That is amazing! I am so impressed!

Madsen Family said...

Seriously, Whit, you ROCK! I'm in awe of you--how on earth do you find to train? Way to go!!!

Jackie said...

Rock stars!!!

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Afton said...

Congrats! I'm soooo proud of you! That's an awesome, time, I love that it's so close to your goal time because it shows how hard you must have worked to get it, that's so great. Way to go!

Katie said...

You guys are AWESOME!