Long Beach Marathon – We’re Alive!

Helllooooooooooo!!! <– I’m quite delirious from dehydration at the moment so please excuse the incoherence of this post.


I just wanted to check in with you beauties and let you know that Kyle and I survived our half-marathon! Woohoo! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t bummed that I didn’t do the full as I had originally planned but there’ll be more marathons in the future.

I’ll provide a full update later this week but overall, I think I did pretty darn good for not training since moving to Chicago almost two months ago and having my last “long” run with Katie a month ago at HLS!

THANK YOU to everyone who tweeted and texted during the race, especially to Carly for sending me a photo of wine around Mile 6! I loved looking down at my phone and seeing words of encouragement. Trust me, when you hit a wall at Mile 11, anything and everything helps :)


Oh, and the best part of the race? Finding these in my finisher’s goodie bag. Hells yes.

Now, I’m off to eat my body weight in nachos and steak (gotta refill my iron stores!) and guacamole and enjoy a beer or five… This girl is hungry!

Did you race today? Are you enjoying a Sunday Funday? If so, have a drink for me!


  1. Congrats!!! If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate, there are a lot of bars and ice cream places on main street in Seal Beach! Enjoy your celebration!
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  2. Congrats Becky!! :) Now go eat lots and lots of guac for me! ;)
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  3. Congrats. Enjoy your recovery meal. That cookie looks right up my alley.
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  4. Congrats Becky! Enjoy that beer :)
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  5. That is awesome………..good for you taking it on! What a great location too:)

  6. Congrats on the half!!!! I think it was the right decision. And who doesn’t love getting biscoff cookies after a race? I wish we had gotten those!
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  7. Wow well done on doing this race on minimal training! Can’t wait to hear the full recap!

    Hope you enjoyed those nachos :)
    Jan @ Sprouts n squats recently posted…My first half marathon – recapMy Profile

  8. Feast on those nachos girl!!
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  9. CONGRATS! I am so proud of you! Not only for finishing the half marathon, but also for listening to your body and letting it rest and heal when that is what it needed. I hope you have been enjoying your time in Cali! xoxo
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  10. Woohoo!! Way to go! Enjoy those nachos!

  11. so happy you’re feelin good!

  12. HUGE congrats, lady! Hope you’re enjoying some damn good eats!
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  13. Congrats for finishing the half! I hope you and Kyle had fun! Enjoy those beers, you deserve them!
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  14. Congratulations! So great that you did it. Enjoy and eat up :)
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  15. Ha Ha Ha! Carly is too funny. What a perfect pick me up during the race. What a good friend =).

    Oh & of course, Congratulations on finishing the race. I know it wasn’t the full, but like you said – they’ll be plenty more.

    Have a fantastic week, Becky!
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  16. Yayyy! Glad you had a good run :) Have fun!
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  17. So glad it went well! It’s quite an accomplishment for not training in two months! Eat, drink and celebrate!
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  18. Way to go! I have a beer in hand and am cheers-ing to you!

    After this weekend I really have the marathon bug- Chicago marathon next year? I’ll be your buddy and I love post-race drinks! :)
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  19. Congratulations!! It looks like you are having an awesome post race celebratory day!! Looking forward to the full recap :) Way to go, lady (and Kyle)!!
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  20. Congrats lady! Hope the beer, steak and nachos are fabulous! :-p
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  21. I’m happy to hear you survived! That was so sweet of Carly to send you an encouraging wine text, haha. I love it.
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  22. You two should be so proud, that’s really awesome! Somebody, not naming names, can’t even run 1 straight mile. I definitely thought about you as I saw all the Chicago runners today…. As I sat on the street drinking my mimosa ;)

  23. whoop whoop!!! can’t wait to hear the details!!
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  24. Yeahhhhh congrats girl!! Awesome accomplishment!
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  25. You’re amazing!!! Sorry I’m so behind on my congrats, I was running around your old Minneapolis stomping grounds ;)

    Hope you enjoyed those nachos! I might consider running a half marathon just so I could eat my weight in nachos!
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  26. So happy you did the half!! A gal at work was freaking out today about her half in two weeks and she’s already done two 10 mile runs…I need to share this post with her haha!
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  27. Congrats!! Way to go! :)

  28. Congrats on finishing!
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