Thank you all for the kind words on my last post. It has been a little over a week since I ran my marathon. Some friends have asked how many miles I would total the week after the race to which I replied “BAH ha ha!!” That translates to ZERO total miles. My body was so beaten down that I slept like a baby nightly and napped (or tried to nap) daily for the first 5 days post race. I also ate everything in sight (that was fun!). Things are getting back to normal and today was my first post race run. I had no idea how far I would run. The plan was more than one, less that 5. Ended up with 3 nice paced miles with a few lingering niggles in my right leg that need to resolve before training starts up again.
My friend Hillary randomly found this race day picture of me on flicker and while it is not the most flattering of me, I appreciate it. You can see I am focused and in the pack running mentality just chugging along the miles of the Twin Cities course. Dayum it feels good to be a Marathoner. 🙂
Most of my race photos from Twin Cities turned out so-so. They were usually far away, nothing too great, sadly not worth the purchase price. The video however was fantastic. Do NOT look at the short girl in pink & black chugging across the finish line with JELLO legs (me!), immediately look about 200 yards behind me at the man that is hobbling with all his fight, falls down, gets back up, falls again FEET OVER HIS HEAD FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, and gets up again. I have no clue who he is but I want to give him a huge trophy and say “You Sir, are a Fighter!” Click Here for the Link It should start a few seconds after you click, no need to do anything further. He made my boring finish line video awesome. I laughed, I cheered, I was super inspired. Thank you stranger! 🙂
Who watched the Space Jump? Did your heart fall out of your chest when he leaped like mine did?
What do you think of the Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater Christian Hesch ?? My answer is easy: BANNED for life. He claims he never raced on it…LIAR.