Chicago Marathon – I did it!

Chicago Marathon – I did it!

Today I ran the Chicago Marathon and became a “Marathoner.”  The day has been one giant blur of crazy emotions from fear, elation, pure joy and just a little disappointment.  I laughed and cried and did something I once thought was impossible.  It was worth every step… even the super painful ones near the end.

I am going to do some full recaps of the marathon this week, but just wanted to let everyone know I’m still alive and kickin!  I’m a little sore and tired, but I think that’s to be expected. haha!

Here are a few picture highlights that I hope you enjoy in the meantime…

Thank you all for your support, I couldn’t have done it without such amazing people behind me!




AND! We still have more time to get more girls running.  I’ve raised $613 for Girls on the Run of WNC.   Every $125 I collect sponsors one girl to learn the joy of running.  I’d love to get the number up to at least $750.  Help me out, if you can!  Any donation size that you can afford will help.

Here is the link:


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  2. Julia October 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Way to go, Julie! Knew you could do it–you worked hard! Can’t wait to read the recaps.

    • JulieWunder October 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you Julia! When is yours?

      • Julia October 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

        November 3rd–can’t wait!

        • JulieWunder October 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm - Reply

          good luck! You’ll do great!

  3. Madeline St Onge October 8, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Congratulations sweet girl, never a doubt in my mind that you wouldn’t make it

    • JulieWunder October 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks Madeline! You’ve been an awesome supporter!

  4. Nick Wunder October 8, 2012 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Congratulations Julie on a great run.

    • JulieWunder October 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you!!!!

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