Well, I made it! It wasn't easy, but I managed to survive this weekend's 26.2! I shaved almost an hour off of my time from last year - 52 minutes to be exact! I can only imagine what I could have done if I hadn't been injured. Luckily, it's not nagging at me enough to train for another marathon. I won't say that I'm permanently retired, but another race won't be happening anytime soon. I'm far more sore today than I was last year.
I need to give a special shout out to Eric for being so great this weekend! I really don't know what I would have done without him! The text message alerts for the race were delayed, so it proved impossible to find me on the course on Sunday. In what was nothing short of a miracle, we found each other at the finish. He was so good about taking care of me and tried so hard to find me on the course - I could not appreciate him more. We had a great, great weekend in DC. We were able to meet up with several of my friends - Megan from Galesburg, Rachel from FSU and Maria from Atlanta - so it was a busy one too! It was great seeing everyone!
I'll post pictures soon. I need to get my hands on Eric's camera tonight and then I'll get them posted. Have a great Tuesday!