I did it. It is over. I have run a marathon. I can check that off my list. Despite the heat, it was a great race. However, I can never drink lemon-lime gatorade again.
I am thankful for my body for being healthy and my mind for being strong.
Special thank you to Lesley, my friend and training partner--without her, I don't think I would have done it. Dr. Barron, my chiropractor for keeping me healthy. My husband and children for putting up with all the training runs and naps I needed to take. And all of my family and friends for the encouragement to keep me motivated!
It was an amazing--once in a lifetime experience.