I am still reflecting on the race experience, collecting photos, and fine-tuning my words. But I will tell you that I finished! Four hours and sixteen minutes, fifteen miles, and lots of smiles. So stay posted for the race details and pics. But for now, I just want to send out a big thank you and lots of love.
Thank you for supporting me, loving me, cheering me on, driving me around, encouraging me, believing in me, and investing in my dreams.
Thank you for reading my writing. Thank you for laughing and crying with me.
Thank you to everyone who ran with me (Bill Lee, Ralph Herzog, Curtis Imrie, Brad and Amber, Richard, Jim, Sue, Sheri, Emily Drummond).
Thank you to everyone who read (and commented on) my blog – on Sunday a few racers even mentioned they had been following it!
Thank you to my lovely fiancé who put up with playing second-fiddle to an ass (actually lots of asses).
Thanks to all my family and friends who have listened to my stories and kept me going.
Thanks especially to my coaches, Bill, Brad and Amber – I couldn’t have made it without you!
Next year I promise to make you even prouder by training harder, running faster, and finishing under four hours!