I survived my second marathon. Just posting so you all know I'm alive. I'm going to write a full race recap on the marathon but it might have to wait until next weekend. I can't rush a recap for something this important!! lol.
I will tell you, I didn't hit the goals I had planned...at all. BUT I'm not disappointed in myself at all either. It's weird because I thought for sure that I would be if I didn't at least beat my old time from the Chicago Marathon last year but how can I be disappointed for something that I gave 100% towards? I put everything I had into finishing this marathon. I even contemplated quitting a few times (I really truly did), and I contemplated walking the last 10 miles but knew I had more in me than that. So considering I never quit, I never gave up, I even kept running as much as I possibly could until the very end...that in my book is success!!
My final time was 5:02. My 2011 Chicago Marathon time was 4:53. That is not bad at all for the amount of training I missed due to injuries that I had the entire training season and for how crappy I felt this time around. Ohhhh, I will tell me more about all of this and my plans for my Chicago marathon in my recap.
I'll post the race recap by next weekend! I hope everyone that had runs (not "the runs"...but races) this weekend had a fantastic time!