My body did NOT cooperate today. I'm convinced it had a lot to do with hydration/nutrition... but I finished. 5:12. I will never feel the same about my quads again. What they did to me today was devastating. I think I had tears in my eyes the last 10 miles - and I'm still not sure if it was "what went wrong?" or "make this end." or "oh my goodness, this hurts".
But a special shout-out to Marathon Maiden, who I happened to spot right before the start and meet for a whole 10 seconds... she posted a 3:06. Placing 8th woman overall and 2nd in her age group. (And this is a HUGE race... 7,000 marathoners.)
More shout-outs to come tomorrow with a full race report... if I ever wake up from my marathon-induced coma.