December 10, 2007
Every inch of my body is sore. I tried to touch my toes this morning, and I couldn't make it past my knees. Seriously you guys, it kind of hurts to type, so I'll keep it short and add more later. But here are a few highlights:
I ran a personal record in the marathon yesterday--3:48:44. I think it's about 8:43 per mile, but I'm not totally sure on that. If you want more details and stats, you can click here.
I missed qualifying for the Boston Marathon by 7 minutes and 45 seconds. I'm honestly fine with it. For some reason, I'd rather miss the mark by 8 minutes than by 2 or 3 minutes.
I was on pace for Boston until mile 16 or 17. I hit a major wall, had to take a potty break, and I wasn't able regain my pace until mile 21.5
I saw Jared and James three times during the race, I saw my friend Beth and her family once, and I saw the words "GO AMY" written across my friend Catherine's naked bum twice.
I ate a 3,000 calorie dinner last night. That was another personal record for me, and I'm feeling very, very accomplished.
I'll add some pictures and stories later...you know, when I can breath without it hurting. Thanks for all of the positive thoughts and well wishes yesterday!