It is a beautiful race course. And on this day, the skies were filled with heavy dark clouds that somehow made the canyon even more spectacular. We did get poured on, several times, during the race. Especially during mile 10-14, where the rain came down in sheets with some hail sprinkled in. I never did dry out from then on. It was a little chilly. But what it did to my hair...
That's not the wind blowing my hair. That was it's post-pony tail position. Getting a brush through that was not easy.
So another marathon in the books. I finished in 4:27. Still love TOU, even though I was not even close to my goal. But people are right. My body is tired. I need some good recovery time. 14 mary's in 16 months has taken its toll it would appear. I think I need some time to heal up all my little injuries. And some time to rebuild some base mileage with speed. I'm not giving up. Boston isn't going anywhere. And you know there's already a plan for next year. :)
And...my dad even came to my race!! He hasn't been to one of races for a few years. Love that he was able to come. And yeah, how did I not get any of that 6'5" height. Dang. I could have used some longer legs... ;)
Thanks you for all the comments, thoughts and emails once again. It's so nice to have such amazing support! And congrats to Erin for rocking another PR and Cari for running her first marathon! So proud of you girls!!!
So what's next? I've got a few things in mind, but for this month...
It's all about potty-training Spiderman. They should give medals and tech shirts for that.