Saturday, January 19, 2013

Marathon #120 - December 31, 2012

NEW YEAR'S ONE DAY EVENT - #120 - 12/31/2012
San Francisco California
My journey to Guinness 2012 ended with 120 marathons/ultras at the New Year's One Day Event in San Francisco.  Without the support of my amazingly awesome husband my journey would not have been possible.  It's funny because I did not set out to break my own record, it just sort of happen.  My goal for 2012 was to get in Badwater Ultramarathon and I didn't get in.
The race was held at Cissy Field park and we could not have asked for a more beautiful day in San Francisco.
It's always fun to see my two favorite marathoners, Chris and Cathy.
In 2010 I broke an eight year record for "Most Marathons Run in a Calendar Year" by a woman.  I got a lot of flak for being a power walker and it caused me to lose confidence in myself and the courage to hold such a big title.  When I received the news that I didn't get in Badwater, I set out to power walk longer distance and multiple races.  By May I realized that I could break my own record along with doing longer distances which included three 100 milers.  Each 100 miler is counted as one marathon and I wanted to prove that a power walker could walk longer distance and finish in some pretty good finishing time.  I ended the year breaking my own record with 120 marathons/ultras and I got my confidence back!!!

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1.  You will feel pain.
2.  You will lose money.
3.  You will lose friends.
4.  You will doubt yourself.
5.  You will cry before you get it.
6.  You will develop weird habits.
7.  You will think you're going crazy.
8.  You will almost talk yourself out of it.
9.  Your family will discourage you.
10. People will hate you for no reason.
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