My 26 mile nightmare is over! I didn't finish with the best time, but I kind of knew that going in. But, I did finish! I didn't shit myself, I didn't piss blood, and I didn't quit. I had some support out on the course ( thanks especially to RedLinePartner), which was awesome. The level of support from random strangers throughout the city was inspiring! Speaking of inspiring, several of you awesome GT ers help secure my spot in the marathon, and I am beyond grateful. I was thinking of you all during the run. I'm so happy to be a part of such a wonderful group of people!

So, now I'm soaking in an ice bath ( which is, without exaggeration, the most painful and unpleasant part of running the marathon), and having a chilled glad of pinot grigio. Yes. beer would have been better, but I didn't have any...