one of my editors, stacey, ran in the white rock lake marathon - better known as 'run the rock' - yesterday. she had a baby last october and is the most fantastic shape. i'm jealous and inspired at the same time.
in case you forgot, a marathon is 26.2 miles. yes, 26.2.
i had to email her something yesterday so i made mention of it. here's how our emails went:
*my first email: "how did 'running the rock' go? good, i hope."love her... she's so cute.
*her response: "race was good. glad it’s over. it’s about like giving birth except all you get is a medal at the end, no adorable baby."
*my response: "ha. that was an awesome comparison. i admire you for doing it. if i ever ran two miles consecutively at this point in my life, i would buy myself a medal. i don't know how you did 26 or whatever it was. amazing."
*her response: "you could totally do it. and you’ll be amazed at how empowered you feel after having your baby. go moms!"
after all that, i looked up her results on the race website. here's how she fared:
overall: 1,342 (out of 3,507)
division: 52 (out of 213)
sex...meaning, just compared to the other women: 298 (out of 1,257)
total time: 4:03:04
right. i don't have to do that math for you. she didn't just finish. she did awesome. way to go, stacey.