Official result: 5:36:37
Last year: 6:30:40
Edited: I forgot to throw this in:
5 Mile 59:18
10 Mile 02:01:51
15 Mile 03:04:36
20 Mile 04:11:45
23.5 Mile 04:53:50
I'm very happy, if a bit sore!
I had sooooooooooooooooooooo much help, it was unreal! Angela (aka Lulu) from miles 17-22, Craig (dressed, as promised, as Superman) from 19-22, and the beloved Susie and David from 20-26! Well actually, I managed to lose Susie, despite my blisteringly slow pace, somewhere around mile 23 (?). I sent her ahead, like she was my personal servant, to fill my water bottle and then come back with it, and somehow I went skipping by her at the water stop, so poor Susie was left running back and forth trying to find me and her David. I feel for ya, Susie!
So much to say, so many stories! That's just one of them.
Here's another: On the 14-mile long bridge (mile 20), Susie called the Running Chick and passed me the phone, and I'm not entirely sure what I said, but Dianna, I'm pretty sure we're now engaged!
Here's another tidbit: I left my mark on every monument, underpass, and bridge in D.C. and Virginia. Yes, Nancy Toby, despite taking FIVE immodiums, no good. I found out, once again, that I have no shame nor any inhibitions whatsoever. Sigh. When I think of the number of people who saw my ass today ... oh, the humanity!
Then there's the stories of the all the missed connections. Only David and I met up this morning. I never saw Bex or the Other Jen.
Full report tomorrow, where I tell you how David and I saved Rich's butt.
Congrats to everyone! And 10 trillion thank you's to all of YOU. I thought of you constantly.