I have an 'm' day post coming, but thought I would throw it out there quickly that I finished the marathon. And no, I can't say I 'ran' a marathon, because I didn't. However, considering all the obstacles including three weeks of injury, two hours of sleep the night before the race, 90% humidity, wall-like wind and heat race morning that I wasn't used to training in... I will take my injury and pain free, run/walk first marathon time of 5:03:17.
All in all, it wasn't what I expected or the time I wanted (in fact i've been hesitant to post because i've been ashamed of how long it took me, honestly, but i'm over that today), but it was still one of the most memorable and amazing experiences of my life. More to come! Tons of pictures and lots of stories. I'll spread it out over the entire week so I don't bog you down with enormously long posts, I'll spare you!
And not that I was keeping track, but I DID beat Katie Holmes... insert smile here.
Shout out's and congrats in the blahgesphere to Oz Runner and Adam for running their first half-marathon, and to Kristen the Running Lawyer who finished her first marathon as well.