Monday, October 8, 2012
My first marathon!
So I did it! I ran 26.2 miles yesterday! There I am with a piece of bread in my mouth and chocolate milk in my hand and a medal around my neck. I am so glad I finished!
But I HURT EVERYWHERE...around mile 16 something happened to my foot... it didn't feel good and got worse over the last 10 miles. I made the first half in 1:59:42 - on track for my fuzzy goal of around 4 hours... but due to the foot injury, the second half was a very very painful 2:24:32... for a finish time of 4:24:14. Still not bad, though, for a first marathon and with an injury. Here are some pics!
Brandon made a sweatshirt. he is the cutest husband alive.
How awesome is that??!?
Here I am pre-race in the long line for the restrooms. It was in the low 40s!
But I was feeling positive:
There are the racers starting to gather at the start line...
There I am checking out my watch settings and trying to stay calm..
I'm lining up to go... Oh and by the way I realized about 2 minutes into the race that Lupa bit through the wire on one of my earphones... AGAIN... that little ****!! I had to run the race with music in one ear... nothing like a kitten...
There I am waving goodbye!
There I go! (Brandon met me at 4 points during the race. He is amazing!)
Here I come! (don't mind the creepy guy with his tongue out...)
There I go again!
My Mom and Eddie showed up with some awesome signs!
So the million dollar question: will I do another marathon? we will have to wait and see...