I DID IT!!! I ran a marathon! My official time was 4:34. Average pace: 10:28 min/mile.
What an incredible experience. 26.2 miles I will never ever forget.
My Garmin calculated 26.77 miles, which I can actually believe because I did quite a bit of swerving. Between the long walk from the Metro station to the start line and the extra long walk from the finish line to the finish festival (whyyyyy?), I probably covered 30 miles today. 3.8 too many.
Thankfully, Hurricane Sandy stayed away, though it was quite windy out there.
I sprinted my heart out the last 4 miles, which I’ll talk more about in my recap post!
After a nice, luxurious ice bath (it felt SO good I didn’t want to get out!) and a steamy hot shower, I am actually feeling pretty good. I’m sure I’ll be hurting tomorrow. In fact, I’m kinda scared to go to bed tonight.
…their asthmatic daughter who as a toddler would cry after running to the end of the driveway because she would start wheezing, has completed a marathon!
During my senior year of high school, my final project for English class was to make a scrapbook. I wrote an All About Me page that I thought would be fun to look back on later in life. Well, I found it the other day and saw this…
Nothing is impossible! (maybe retiring young ha!) You wouldn’t believe some of the other nonsense I wrote .
I’d love to stay and chat, but I gotta go chow down!
I’ll be back later with a race recap.