Monday, June 6, 2011

26.2 miles. (in tweets)

{I need to make some sort of record about this race and since so much of it was tweeted in 140 characters or less over the past few days, I decided to let a few of those brief entries tell the story. It wasn't as easy to chronicle the outpouring of support that was also extended on Facebook and via text messages, but I'm just as grateful for those too. Feeling very blessed with supportive friends and family right now. Also, not gonna lie, I still feel like hamburger from the waist down. But very very happy. Thanks every one <3.}


June 4th, Saturday (day before the race.)

10:45 AM
Beach! (letting the legs relax just a bit, because tomorrow they're gonna hate me) #SDmarathon #RandRSD

3:19 PM Oops.... RT @chickennuggs: Also I don't recommend getting a sunburn the day before a marathon. #thisshitisgonnahurttomorrow

4:00 PM
good luck to you both tomorrow!

5:63 PM Okay, nerves starting to kick in... stressing over what to order for my *last* meal. #SDmarathon #RandRSD h/t @chickennuggs

7:00 PM via
You will ROCK it!!! Go, Galen, go! :D

8:25 PM
It's the big one tomorrow... crashing early. Nite nite all!

June 5th, Sunday (Day of the race)

3:47 AM
Blink blink.... let's do this.

4:46 AM
Waiting in traffic to get to the shuttle to get to the start line. #SDmarathon #RandRSD h/t @chickennuggs

5:05 AM via: good luck! We're moving slow, hopefully the rest of the am is at a faster pace.

5:21 AM via @scourger: @galendara Good luck! Have a great run.

6:30 AM via
@lessiebrown: @galendara Best of luck out there today! <3

7:41 AM via
@quickmissive: @galendara Thinking of you today - run like the wind lady!

8:03 AM via @thealkemist: @galendara Run like Hermes my friend and let the air that rushes by rejuvenate you and spur you on!

8:52 AM via @
xJane: @galendara Good luck & have fun!!

9:15 AM via @
johnremy: Found street parking a mile or 2 from @galendara's race course. bike unloaded. no clue where she is, but hoping to cheer her on by mile 18.

9:57 AM via @
johnremy: still no sign of @galendara, but for your viewing pleasure, 2 members of the England Underpants Running Brigade:

10:20 AM via @
johnremy: Found @galendara between miles 19 and 20 and going strong!

10:27 AM via @erikaholt: Guys, @galendara is currently on mile 20 of a marathon!! How awesome is that? #gogogo h/t @johnremy

10:36 AM via @johnremy: Folks, I am cheering @galendara & @chickenuggs through the arduous last 5 miles of their marathon--I will pass on any tweet cheers to them.

10:38 AM via @
cherylxxxooo: Go, @galendara, BiV sending energy for your last 5 miles!

10:41 AM via @
MagneticCrow: @johnremy @galendara @chickenuggs Pass mine on! They can do it, there is a sense of accomplishment & the admiration of their peers waiting!

10:47 AM via @
inkgorilla: @galendara @chickenuggs GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Wooooooooooooo!!!

10:47 AM via @
winnie3k: @johnremy @galendara Go, go, go! What an amazing lady! So PROUD! *hug*

10:49 AM via @
upwithgravity: @johnremy Tell @galendara & @chickenuggs that they rock and their finish is going to be sweet!

10:57 AM via @
xJane: @johnremy @galendara @chickenuggs Wooo! Go Galen!!!

11:12 AM via @
benjaminlind: @johnremy Please pass along my congrats to @galendara when she catches her breath.

11:12 AM via @
HLPitts: Go, @galendara, go! Sending thoughts of strength & endurance (& sending my admiration too)! Have a great marathon finish! @johnremy

12:06 PM via @
traciewelser: @johnremy is @galendara there yet? ::anticipation::

12:33 PM via @
johnremy: CONGRATS to @galendara and @chickenuggs!!!!

12:36 PM via @
johnremy: Here's @galendara enjoying her post-finish beverage: & family victory shot:

12:39 PM via @
erikaholt: Way to go @galendara!! #youROCKsohard

1:08 PM via @geardrops: Mad props to @galendara!! <3 #SDmarathon

1:15 PM via @
JulietteWade: @geardrops @galendara Woohoo!

1:51 PM via @
chickennuggs: @ToNiCcHiLi Here this is right after. I look like hell by the way ;-)

1:53 PM via @davisac1: @galendara Holy crap, you did it! Congratulations!!!

1:53 PM via @
inkhaven: @galendara Congratulations! Well done. :D

2:27 PM via @lessiebrown: @galendara in honor of your marathon, i'm going to sit my ass on the couch and read a book about running :P

3:02 PM via @
johnremy: Everyone who sent encouragement to @galendara & @chickennuggs, I was able to run alongside at mile 25 & shout them all. #annoyingorhelpful?

3:22 PM via @annette_dupree: @galendara I want to give you a rubdown.

3:49 PM via @thejayfaulkner: @galendara congratulations and well done! :)

8:12 PM
Eating... eating.... eating.... haven't hit bottom yet #AMHUNGRY

11:00 PM I should be asleep, but am not. Out on the beach, listening to the surf, watching the lights of San Diego. #ambreathing.

June 6th Sunday (The day after the race)

8:00 AM
GoodmorningOUCH!!! #dayafteramarathon


the end :)

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