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Yes, I ran my first marathon on Sunday, January 13, which was my 32nd birthday. Later that afternoon, I passed a kidney stone. I am not kidding!!!<br><br>
I have been having kidney pain since right after Christmas (this is not my first kidney stone)... the worst of it was the night before the race at about 3am. I thought I was going to die. But the pain subsided enough for me to run the race, and I did it!!<br><br>
Leading up to the race, I have been dealing with severe PF and a calf strain. Got a cortisone shot in my heel on the Wednesday before the race (which did NO GOOD during the race!!).<br><br>
My laptop battery is about to die, so you are all lucky that this will be short.<br><br>
Mile 16 was the hardest, because I was hurting (legs, kidney, etc) and realized that I still had 10 miles to go! It was also "that time of the month" so I had to pin a freaking tampon to the inside of my running skirt. LOL.<br><br>
I had to stop and pee a couple of times (which HURTS when you have a kidney stone, by the way!!), and I also stopped for water and gel.<br><br>
I caught up with my running buddy at mile 23 and he was a gift from heaven. he had hamstrong problems that slowed him down. We ran together for a while and then he MADE me speed up so that I could meet my sub-4 hour goal. I love that guy!!!<br><br>
At mile 24, my legs were screaming at me, but then Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys came on my iPod and I knew I was going to make it. LOL (I am obsessed with the Beasties, for those of you who don't know!!)<br><br>
Finished the race, waited for my running buddy... went to iHop with some other buddies, passed a kidney stone, went to dinner for my birthday, then passed out in bed!!<br><br>
Everyone at the race had their own challenges, so I am not special. BUT, I may have been the only one out there in the process of passing a kidney stone!!<br><br>
While I was too tired to get up and swim this morning, I am getting up for 5 or 6 slow miles tomorrow morning with a friend. Can't wait!!<br><br>
That's about it... sorry to take up so much space and time!
 

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As if a marathon isnt challenging enough on a good day, you had to deal with all of that?! <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif">
 

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Wow, no kidding Frankie! Abb94, you did awesome!! I've seen kidney stones render grown men into fetal positions and tears. Way to rock out your first marathon. I'm highly impressed!<br><br><img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif">
 

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<i>Finished the race, waited for my running buddy... went to iHop with some other buddies, passed a kidney stone, went to dinner for my birthday, then passed out in bed!!<br></i><br><br>
Love this line! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Way to tough it out!
 

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Thanks guys. I cannot WAIT to do it again. BUT, I am going to be smart and try to get this PF healed before i start training for another marathon.<br><br>
However, I just registered for a HM in March and will be doing a 60-mile bike ride the weekend after that HM.
 

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Wow Abbie! I can't believe you ran that with a kidney stone. I've had one so I know what you were going through. I guess all that running jogged it out of you. Congratulations on your marathon. You did a great job!
 

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This just confirms that runners are nuts. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Abby!!! That's awesome - congratulations!!! Way to work through the pain. That just tells me I've REALLY gotta get tough now!
 

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You're nuckin' futs. I get lightheaded thinking about passing the pasta dinner before the race if I ate too much, let alone a kidney stone after the race!
 

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You can't 'yadda yadda' passing a kidney stone like that! OMG I can't believe you ran such a great first marathon WITH A FU#CKING STONE! I know second hand how bad they are, DW gets them.<br><br>
You'll probably easily take 10 minutes off of your next race just because that kidney stone had to have slowed you up some.<br><br>
Awesome job!
 

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This is not the first stone I have had... I am going to a new urologist tomorrow to see if there is something else I can try to do to prevent them!!!
 

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You're so tough, I imagine you eat rocks as snacks...perhaps if you cut back on that you wouldn't get so many kidney stones.
 
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