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.
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
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.
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.
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.