What did you do this weekend? Well, few probably achieved something quite as impressive as Carole Radziwill.
After months of training, Carole ran the New York City Marathon on Sunday. The Real Housewives of New York City author completed the 26-mile course around the Big Apple in 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 6 seconds, according to her results page on the New York Road Runners website.
Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977 with a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 53 seconds. Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya was the top male runner with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 53 seconds.
Carole spent the hours leading up to the big race running into the likes of Tiki Barber and Olympic runner Roberto Mandje.
Carole ran into fellow marathon runner Tiki Barber at the New York City Marathon. Photo: Carole Radziwill/Instagram
She also got her face marathon-ready with a hydrating mask the night before the race.
Carole's pre-marathon prep included putting on a hydrating mask. Photo: Carole Radziwill/Instagram
Rain or shine, friends Eric Goldie, Adam Kenworthy, and Tinsley Mortimer were there to support Carole. Photo: Carole Radziwill/Instagram
Carole had the cutest cheer squad. Photo: Carole Radziwill/Instagram
Carole's fam holds a sign that reads "Run Radzi Run" to cheer her on. Photo: Carole Radziwill/Instagram
Carole looked like a champion as she crossed the finish line. "What an awesome day," she wrote on Twitter, along with a video of her victory. "It’s good to put your mind to something."
That's what a champion looks like. Photo: Carole Radziwill/Instagram
The RHONY pal relaxed at home after the race with a foot massage and a "f---ing cold" ice bath while waiting for some pizza. You've earned it, Carole!
Carole's friend Eric gives her a well-earned foot massage after the marathon. Photo: Carole Radziwill/Instagram
Carole, who has never been shy about her disdain for exercise on RHONY, explained why she decided to participate in this year's New York City marathon — her first marathon ever — during an interview with Runner's World in June. “As I got into my 50s, I didn’t feel as strong as I did in previous decades,” she said. “I’ve never been one to just go to the gym and exercise, so I needed a goal.”
The animal lover ran the marathon on behalf of the North Shore Animal League, the shelter from where she adopted her two cats. Carole raised more than $3,600, according to her fundraising page.
Go inside Carole's new home for her pets, below.