I completely empathize with the experience of going out way too fast in the marathon, despite the fact that in my first marathon, I did it to myself. [She was trying to stick with a pace group.]
55 pounds in 7 months and running a marathon in 4:10.
Of course, she's not done. She's going to qualify for Boston--3:40:59.
As she says at the end of her story:
I truly think that anyone can do whatever it is they want as long as they have a goal, motivation, and most of all, support. Ordinary people can do extraordinary things.