Monday, April 4, 2011

13.1 Miles...

...and counting. Well friends, I did it! After 2 hours and 5 minutes of running through Central Park (the hilliest course of my life!) I completed my first half marathon. It was a totally unreal experience and I am SO proud of myself for accomplishing this major moment in my life. After 10 weeks of balls-to-the-wall training (I blogged about it for Fitness Magazine, so make sure to check it out here!) I lost 7 pounds (thanks to my amazing nutritionist Stephanie!), made my calves bigger and more solid than they already were (my bf Nicky hates me for it because he has puny little calves!), and crossed that finish line with a smile on my face. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm pretty sure I am winning right now :) Here are some pics from yesterday...I look like a mess so please don't judge!

team meredith @ the MORE FITNESS Half-Marathon
pre-race jitters!
eleanor and i
running...and looking well...tired!
i finished!
my cheering squad: mom, katie, andrew, nicky (dad's taking the pic!)
boyfriend and i during post-race brunch at Rue 57


  1. Congrats Marla, so awesome!! :)

  2. Thanks Ranu :) So happy it is finally overrrr!