YESTERDAY WAS FINALLY THE DAY!!!!
Hard to believe that it was only 24 hours ago that we (Danielle and I) embarked on our Marathon adventure.
For me, things got off to an inauspicious start, as I locked my keys, phone and purse in my car at a gas station. This required a bit of futtering around as I trolled around for a phone to borrow and a lock-out service to come to my rescue. I was, in due time, able to get on my way and hoped that this was a sign that the drama was out of the way. It also confirmed that I'm a bit of an idiot...
All of us arrived at a very decent hour and proceeded to become very bored and jittery (oh, that was just me?) Luckily Eric was there to capture our bored moments.
|We are very intimidating runners in HUGE shirts.|
I wish for shirts that fit.
|Stylish. No foolin'.|
I have pants on for REALZ.
|Pre Race. We were still able to smile and laugh and function at this point.|
|So many fans, so little time...|
This is what you do when you have 3 hours to kill.
Update Facebook 300 times...
|We had a legit tailgate party!|
Well. Our support team did, as we struggled and suffered for our insane sport...
|And we were finally OFF!!|
Lap one felt good. Really good. I was a little tight in my shins but otherwise felt really comfortable and like I was keeping a steady and reasonable pace. And yes, reasonable pace is subject to opinion...
You can tell that this is early on because I'm busting out the Jazz hands and showboating like a geek. These behaviors ceased around the 13.1 mile mark or so...