Marathon!

I hope inspiring anyways.  It was really really really cold at the start, like about 33 degrees!  I couldn't feel my toes or my lips for the first couple of hours.  lol.  I started out with the 5:30 pacer.  He was pretty cool, Mike from New Jersey.  I stayed pretty much with them for the first half, then I felt like they were moving kind of slow, so I just kind of went at my own pace.  I never got too far ahead of them.  There were snacks passed out along the way, cliff shots (kind of like goo) and candy, loved the Buckeyes at mile 25!  Woohoo!  I felt really strong until about mile 24, but at that point I knew I was almost home.  Ended up almost 6 minutes ahead of my pacer and 5 minutes ahead of last years time.  Right now the only thing really hurting is my feet, ouch!  So part of me is wishing I had run a little harder, but the other part of me says I did the best I could on this day.  I think a 5 minute improvement is pretty good, but don't really know for sure.  Anyway, tomorrow I will worry about getting a job, selling my book.  Today I am just relaxing and basking.  mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........

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You deserve a day of basking. That\'s an incredible improvement. You definitely inspire me.