Sunday, January 14, 2007

Vic, marathoner! or Bessie, something's missing again!

Well, I just got out of one of Bessie's patented ice baths and I seem to have lost "something" again. Oh, well, I guess it was worth it. Maybe it'll show up later this week, if I'm lucky.

I'll post a bunch of stuff later but for now, suffice it to say, I AM A MARATHONER!!! I finished!!! I did it.

More later after nap and enchaladas and nachos and ultimate cheesburger.

28 comments:

J~Mom said...

WAY TO GO VIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Vic,
You are a marathoner. Sorry to hear about your "little" friend. Maybe its' in time out, or resting or something.
SteveS

JustJunebug said...

I LUV LUV LUV MY BUDDY!!! YOU MY FRIEND ARE A MARATHONER!!!

jamoosh said...

Funkin' "A" Vic! I knew you would do it. Congrats Buddy!

lisa said...

Vic, I am SO proud of you and your accomplishment today. Isn't it amazing how life seemed to change for you today?

Way to go, buddy!!!

Sarah said...

Yes yes yes!!! So happy to hear you finished and are a marathoner!

Jose and I were waiting around mile 25.5 and we left around 1:00 (couldn't stay longer, but I wanted to!!). I had been tracking you and got an update as you went through halfway right around 6-hour pace. But I never got an update from 30K so I was very worried something had happened to you!

SO GLAD to hear that you DID IT. You are awesome.

Crosstrain said...

Vic is the man. Enough said.

Denise said...

Wooohooo!!! You are the MAN!!! I knew you could do it. You so totally rock, Vic! I am so thrilled for you :)

Denise

Anonymous said...

VIC - IS - A - MARATHONER!

Don't want to play spoiler, but I'm gonna - Vic got all of his stash - medal, mug and shirt, because the Houston Marathon rocks! And, he had the biggest entourage/cheering section at the end of the race I've ever seen (Sarah/Jose, you juuuust miseed him).

WAY TO GO, VICKSTER!

Steeeve

Barbara said...

Oh Vic, that is awesome! I didn't get the last 2 updates either so I was concerned. Way to go!

Steve said...

Vic, it is an honor to know you and a privelge to run with you on the way in! Dude, can you believe you just ran 26.2 Miles. WTG!

We must do lunch this week!

doug said...

Gratz, Vic! Relish the enchiladas.

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

Vic- I am so so so so proud of you! I remember when I used to see you at PIM and you couldn't run b/c of your injury. You said it felt like you would never get here. It's taken a lot of hard work, but YOU DID IT! There is nothing you can't do! WAY TO GO!!!

Anonymous said...

Vic,

I've known you a long time and you continue to impress me. This is a great milestone in your life. I still remember the days of walking (not running) memorial!

Bobby M

Jenn said...

Incredible!!! That is an amazing accomplishment. I can't wait to hear the details!

Vicky and Dale said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! Pizza Man and I were at the finish line until 6:30 on the clock and I was SO sad to leave, thinking that something had happened to you. I'm THRILLED to hear that you finished and are doin' just fine!! Hoo-ray for you!!

David said...

Vic,

Way to go man!! The key to those ice baths is to make sure that the wife does not walk in on you...that might really hurt chances of "recovery training" over the next week!!

The Vic train just keeps rolling. I really enjoy hanging on for the ride. I cannot wait to hear your play by play account! AWESOME! Chugga-chugga, chugga-chugga, chooo-woooo...!

Donna said...

Great job Vic!!! I haven't ran in several months...but glad to see you've reached another goal! You are truly an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bubba! YOU DID IT! I'm so proud of you. You are a marathon-ER!!!!!! :)

Day Dreamer said...

Vic, You are da man!!!

Jenny said...

Congratulation Vic FANTASTIC news!! I was thinking about you all day yesterday wondering how you were getting on... of course being as I'm about 10 hours ahead of you, you probably hadn't even got out of bed yet!! Truly excellent though. Can't wait to hear the report. I'm stoked for you!!

L*I*S*A said...

I'm so proud of you, Vic!! I had been following your progress most of the day, and I couldn't get any more updates after the halfway mark. I was beginning to worry...

Enjoy and savor the moment and the glory afterward. It's all yours!!

Humble Runner said...

Never, for a minute did I think you would quit. Your will and determination are second to none. What a day for the vic'ster. Well done.

Bill

Ps. Yes, I was there to see you finish. It took me about 10 minutes to make it back to the GRB/finish line, but the doors were locked. Through the glass, I saw you were already half way down the building. My knees and ankle were/are in bad shape and I wasn't able to "chase" after you.

TX Runner Girl said...

WOOOOHOOOO Vic! CONGRATS TO YOU! Never for a second did I doubt that you could do it. I am so happy to read Steeeve's spoiler...I am so excited that you got all your swag. Again, CONGRATS!!! YOU ARE A MARATHONER & YOU ROCK! :-)

Jessica, a Houston Runner said...

Vic!
i wanted to see you finish and i just wasn't feeling up to it and i wish i could have been there. :( however, please know i was there in spirit and i know you totally rocked it out. i am super proud of you and yesterday we became mortal marathoners!
-Jessica

equarles said...

I was thinking about you on my way home. You are unbelievably awesome. I have much respect for your accomplishment. Thanks for being an inspiration to so many.

Jill said...

That is so awesome!! Wonderful job! As you can see - everyone is proud of you - including me!

Judy said...

I never understood why Vic would go through all that pain, agony, and perserverance just to finish a Marathon. But now I do understand it. Finishing was a goal for him, and as Vic said to me, "If I can finish the Marathon, I can do anything"!

You finished and I am proud of you!
Wow! Go, Son.
Mom