I am a finisher !

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the encouragements, kind words, positive energy, good vibes, prayers, text messages, Instagram messages, emails, phone calls, blog comments….

I ran the exact race I wanted to run.

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I enjoyed every.single.second. And finished in 5 hours, 11 minutes. It was perfect. Stay tuned for the race recap !

 

I am linking up with Holly and Tricia at Hoho runs and Misssippipiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. Be sure to head on over and offer some positive support to the participating bloggers ! There are more and more people every week with fun, new blogs to discover.

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Comments: 47

  1. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy April 3, 2016 at 8:56 pm Reply

    I am just so amazed how you trained so consistently — by yourself, not less — and that you had such a great race. So happy for you; congrats!
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 7:52 am Reply

      Thanks for so much encouragement. It was tough but so worth the feeling and emotion when I crossed that finish line.

  2. Congratulations I am so excited for you can’t wait to read all about it!
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply

      Thank you ! Not sure when the racap will be up… I am traveling again for work as of tomorrow.

  3. […] to everyone who raced and trained hard this week. A big shout out to Karen from French Inspiration on completing her first marathon! Go by and just drop a short congratulations to […]

  4. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness April 4, 2016 at 1:41 am Reply

    We were thinking about you this weekend! My sister reminded me that you were running this race! Congrats, can’t wait to read all about it!

    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 7:48 am Reply

      Thank you Meranda. It was a great race !

  5. Elizabeth April 4, 2016 at 2:09 am Reply

    So excited to see this!! Congratulations on your race and that medal looks great! 🙂
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 7:46 am Reply

      Thank you ! I was so happy !

  6. Debbie @ Deb Runs April 4, 2016 at 4:02 am Reply

    Congrats, Karen! I’m so happy for you!
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 7:46 am Reply

      Thank you Deb. Loved the experience and actually feeling ok this morning.

  7. Sonia April 4, 2016 at 4:24 am Reply

    Congratulations! It’s an amazing feeling isn’t it?? So happy and excited for you! Great job on running YOUR race!
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 7:45 am Reply

      Thank you Sonia. Yes, huge feeling of accomplishment !

  8. Nicola @ Running Happy April 4, 2016 at 11:20 am Reply

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading the race report.

  9. Marcia April 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm Reply

    Congrats MARATHONER! Cannot wait for the full report!
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  10. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home April 4, 2016 at 1:44 pm Reply

    Congrats! And I’m not one bit surprised about your race–your training was so consistent! I can’t wait for the recap.
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  11. Christine @ Two Runners Travel April 4, 2016 at 1:48 pm Reply

    YES!!!! I have been waiting to read your post and am so so happy for you, Karen! Finishing your first marathon is such an awesome feeling! I can’t wait to read more! Congrats!! 🙂
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  12. Kimberly Hatting April 4, 2016 at 2:12 pm Reply

    What?????? That’s it????? 😉 I’m dying over here in Iowa, wanting every detail LOL Seriously, CoNgRaTs!! I’m glad to hear it was everything you wanted it to be 😉

    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 11:33 pm Reply

      A couple more days…. I am leaving for the US for work tomorrow so its a bit crazy around here.

  13. HoHo Runs April 4, 2016 at 3:40 pm Reply

    I’m so happy you had a wonderful experience. I checked I/G over and over waiting for news! You know we are all waiting for the details! Don’t keep us in suspense too long 😉 Thanks for always supporting the Weekly Wrap, Karen.
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm Reply

      Hope to get the recap done in the next day or 2 !

  14. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style April 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm Reply

    Congratulations!

    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm Reply

      🙂

  15. meljo @ ayearinrunningshoes April 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm Reply

    AWESOME!! Congrats!!
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 11:31 pm Reply

      Merci merci

  16. Chaitali April 4, 2016 at 5:39 pm Reply

    Congratulations! I hope you had a great experience 🙂
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 11:31 pm Reply

      Hard but wonderful

  17. Amy @ Life to the Full April 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm Reply

    A BIG CONGRATS on completing your first marathon!!! Woop woop!I look forward to reading your race recap 🙂

    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 11:31 pm Reply

      Working on it….

  18. Jennifer @ Run Jenny Run April 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm Reply

    Congratulations!! I was so nice wake up and see you had finished! Very happy for you 🙂 Looking forward to your recap!
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 11:30 pm Reply

      Thank you Jennifer ! Sorry you missed it !

  19. Ana April 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Congratulations!! This is so awesome!!

    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 11:30 pm Reply

      Thank you, it is pretty awesome !

  20. Sherry April 4, 2016 at 11:17 pm Reply

    Congrats!!

    • Karen - Fit in France April 4, 2016 at 11:29 pm Reply

      Many thanks !

  21. Runaway Bridal Planner April 5, 2016 at 12:28 am Reply

    You were in my thoughts last weekend, and when I saw your IG pictures I was like YAY SHE DID IT!!
    So awesome, looking forward to hearing your re-cap all about it!!!
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm Reply

      Thank you Kristy. It was amazing.

  22. Karen April 5, 2016 at 2:36 am Reply

    I am so happy for you!! You really do look amazing in your finisher shirt! I am so glad you had a clear day, no rain and made that goal a reality.
    I am actually watching the marathon on TV right now 🙂 I just saw the male winners come ‘across the line. I can’t wait to hear all about it!
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    • Karen - Fit in France April 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm Reply

      I had never paid attention before, but I had NEVER seen a race medal until AFTER the race was done.

  23. Sharon April 5, 2016 at 7:02 am Reply

    Yay! Congrats! So glad to hear it was the exact race you wanted to run! Looking forward to your recap!

    • Karen - Fit in France April 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm Reply

      Working on it…

  24. Courtney @ eat pray run DC April 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm Reply

    There is nothing like finishing your first marathon – can’t wait to read your recap!

    • Karen - Fit in France April 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm Reply

      You are right, it was amazing.

  25. Meagan April 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Congratulations!! I cannot wait to read all about it 🙂

    Funny story – I was up super late Saturday night celebrating my best friend’s birthday. Around 3 AM EST everyone else was asleep and I was still up and flipping through TV channels. I found live coverage of the Paris Marathon and I watched the start and the first few miles! I thought of you and sent you some good vibes!
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  26. Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin April 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm Reply

    So very happy for you and to hear it was a great race Karen!!!
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  27. Melanie @ HappyBeingHealthy April 5, 2016 at 10:43 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh, yay!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats Karen! You are a rock star and I’m so impressed, inspired and in awe. Way to go!!
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  28. Coco April 7, 2016 at 2:29 am Reply

    Woohoo! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

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