Spoiler Alert: Philadelphia Marathon

by ashleyd on November 19, 2012

I am far too exhausted to blog tonight and am instead more interested in chilling on the couch with champagne and an over easy egg, the only things I’ve craved so far.

But, let me give you some history. My marathon experiences before today included the number 5. As in 5 hours.

NYC Marathon 2010: 5:06:40

NYC Marathon 2011 5:29:28

Philadelphia Marathon 2012:


Yes, folks, that would mean that today was not only a 13 minute overall PR but also 36 minute improvement versus last year’s horrible 26.2 mile run.

I don’t think this smile will leave my face anytime soon.

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After a long few months of training, PR City is a really fun place to be.

I’ll catch you guys up tomorrow on all the fun details!

Thank you so much to each of you who have supported me through this journey via my blog, Facebook, Twitter, fundraising and more!

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Angela W November 19, 2012 at 12:37 am

I did the half today, such a fun race!! Great job and Congrats!!!!

@ShannonAMay November 19, 2012 at 12:40 am

wahoooo great job!!!!!!

Theodora November 19, 2012 at 12:41 am

I’m so proud of you! Can’t wait to celebrate.

Caitlin November 19, 2012 at 12:42 am

Amazing! Congratulations! :)

Pam November 19, 2012 at 12:50 am

So happy for you! Enjoy yoir achievement!

Victoria November 19, 2012 at 12:51 am

Way to go! Congrats on the sub-5.

Caroline November 19, 2012 at 1:04 am

WOOHOO! So proud of you, and congratulations on a great race! ENJOY the moment.

Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family November 19, 2012 at 1:05 am

Congratulations Ashley!!!! So happy for you :) Can’t wait to read the full recap. Enjoy your champagne ;)

Christine @ Love, Life, Surf November 19, 2012 at 1:24 am

Congratulations Ashley!!! That is so awesome and I’m so happy for you!

sally stilwell November 19, 2012 at 2:29 am

Woot Woot! Congrats! I too PR’ed and broke the 5 hour mark in Philly today. 4:57. Congrats again!

Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife November 19, 2012 at 3:48 am

GREAT JOB! That is such a great PR time!

Chrissy N November 19, 2012 at 6:41 am

Wonderful news! Congrats on the PR.

Sherry November 19, 2012 at 8:04 am

Congratulations Ashley – that’s wonderful!
Enjoy your well-deserved champagne, and I look forward to your report when you are rested!

Tina @ Best Body Fitness November 19, 2012 at 11:58 am

WOOOHOOOO!!! So excited for you! That is awesome! Congrats!

NYC Fit GIrl November 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

WOOOHOOOOO!!! SO happy for you!!! GREAT JOB!!!

Lizzie November 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Congratulations! So exciting!

Gina November 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Congrats! What a motivating race for you!!

Caitlin November 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm

So many congrats to you!!! You so deserved this PR especially after this year’s NYC Marathon was cancelled so last minute. Who knows, maybe if you’d run that one you would not have PRed as much (though I’m sure you would’ve still PRed ;) everything happens for a reason!)

Heidi November 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm

so exciting!!! Super congrats on the PR!!!!

Lori November 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I was that total stranger/dork who yelled, “I read your blog” around mile 25. Congratulations on your amazing PR and thank you for all of your words of wisdom that you offer us on your wonderful blog!

Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian November 20, 2012 at 1:37 am

Great job…I hope to run my first next year.

RunEatRepeat November 20, 2012 at 4:33 am

YES!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations! You really deserve this one. Great great job!!!

Taylor @ Lifting Revolution November 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Awesome job! Congrats, you’re a huge motivation. You deserve quite a few glasses of champagne, lol!

Jen @ Mom's Gotta Run November 21, 2012 at 1:58 am

So happy for you. That is a great time! I am so glad mile 26 was for me. I hope to dedicate a mile 26 back to you some day. <3

Cynthia November 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Congratulations! My 3rd marathon took me from 5 to 4 as well :) (5:47, 5:29, 4:57)

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