I woke up at 4:05a.m. I was mentally unprepared, physically overcooked from racing & training and plain just unsure how my body and the weather would come into play. But I did it, pain free, and I had an excellent time. I even got to see two of my friends finish their first marathon ever! That is an awesome thing to witness by the way. :)
The Stats: 3:44:19, 5th female overall, Marathon #9! Can you believe that it's 9 already?!
Clearly I was having too much fun on the route. Or I was just super happy because Nick, the photographer of this fab shot, was handing me a beer! :D And yes, I drank it. It was totally awesome, especially with less than 4k to go!
"Raise your hand if you're tired!"
And wrinkled from the rain
Thanks for all of your good luck wishes yesterday! I read them this morning and it really motivated me. :)
Have a happy day!