Tuesday, May 06, 2008
3 Hours 29 Minutes and 52 Seconds...26.2 Miles (Sort of)
I think that I am still enjoying the runner's high two days after the race. Although, I am feeling incredibly sore and going down the stairs hurts like you would not believe I am thrilled with being able to cross the finish line and put my fear of the 26.2 Miles to rest. In fact, our race on Sunday ended up being 26.45 Miles due to a three alarm fire that caused one of the roads to be closed so they had to re-route the course and the organizer had no other choice but to live with a longer course. At mile 23, where the detour took place, you really don't care anymore at least I didn't.CONGRATULATIONS to the city of Cincinnati for coming out to the course and just make it an experience that I will never forget. People lined up along the course on almost every mile. It was great to hear the cheers and even better when they called NATT's name out. I have to tell you that the polka-dots were recognized in more than one instance. That was really exciting to me.
I don't even know where to begin to talk about the race. I need to gather my thoughts some more and I will come up with some posts to talk about this in length. My friends, this is no small potatoes for me... I just finished a MARATHON... I cannot believe it!!!More on the race when sitting for a long periods of time will not make me cramp...
Thanks for reading,
The Clot Buster