CIM: The Real Truth

I still feel jipped for the record. I’m happy for the PR, but considering I trained and was at nearly 50 mpw most peak weeks I should have PRed. In all honestly I think the weather hindered me by at least 5 minutes, maybe more, maybe less. We won’t know but it’s great to point the finger at the weather Gods.
On our flight home I picked up the Sac Bee.

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Then there’s this one

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This picture was taken 2 blocks from J Street, where the final death march occurred. So when some folks say the weather had no or little effect on them, I beg to differ. Even if it was just mental. Maybe I’m just really a wimp.
Here’s some more photos all taken from Sac Bee

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I can’t believe I made the paper with my warm up routine. hahaha ugly cry sigh. That is not me, but in my mind it’s totally me.

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That’s more like it. I ditched the garbage bag at mile 19 I think so no idea what mile this is…must be between 19-24 because the sun came out just as I was finishing.

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Moments after taking my finishers photo I saw my husband and family. I was a little delirious. I stared at them blankly, then cried, then laugh-cried (you know the kinda of hysterics you do at church or a funeral or somewhere equally inappropriate).
I couldn’t believe that was the marathon. A lot of build up and once again life smacks you in the face with uncontrollables.

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correction from last post. There was 5 inches of rain for the weekend and about 2 inches the morning of the marathon. Winds were about 20-35 mph I think

Finally my inlaws who ROCK came to watch the kids, and everyone had a great time. Even though its expensive and logistical pain in the arse, it really is a win win for our entire clan. My sister inlaw gets awards for The Best cheerleader. I couldn’t believe someone with a PHD from Berkeley could get all crazy! Char, I freaking love you! The volunteers get the super award! Thank you! That job was probably worse than running.

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After the race we went for sushi and beer and celebrated our wet clothes.

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And finally the night before the race John and I celebrated our 13th anniversary with bro and sis inlaw at our old Favorite eatery in Sac. This was a non vegan affair for sure! Other than the sucky weather we had a fantastic time! I have a feeling we will be back.

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Would you do CIM again? Are you fully recovered if you raced? What’s next?!

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One thought on “CIM: The Real Truth

  1. I’m recovering with horrible shin splints that I got during the taper. The weather definitely sucked but I know my shins were my downfall. It was my first marathon and really just happy I finished. I was sooo pissed the first half at the weather, my shins, my screwy time but then I refocused on just finishing. Now I feel like a total bad ass;) Can not wait to do it again!

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