It was finally here! The race I have been training forever for. Here is a recap:
Friday night-leave Wisky and drive to Dayton, Oh for a quick stay.
Saturday morning-leave Dayton, pick up LINDSEY for the Expo
Saturday afternoon-meet up with D's parents, then go see Dr. Underwood, but end up seeing Sherri instead.
Saturday evening-pasta dinner at Giammarcos-delish. with some old college pals. :)
Sunday morning-wake up at 5:40 and load the car. Leave Hilliard, Oh at 6:10. Anticipated arrive at start line: 6:30.
Here's what REALLY happened. We get on 270 and drive and see a crazy long line of cars waiting to get off an Neil Ave. We join the queue at 6:25. 6:45, we have moved 4 car lengths. 7:00, runner start abandoning cars on the high way and running on the high way to get to downtown Cbus. 7:10-I jump out and join them on a quick 2 mile run to the start.
7:25-arrive at start only to JUMP A FENCE, thank you to the random man who helped me over, and join the wrong corral. Oh well.
7:30-we are off! woooo! My first half mile is 5.5 minutes because there are literally 1000's of people blocking me.
Somwhere around mile 4 in Bexley, I almost step on a freshly killed squirrel. What Kenyan ran that over?! JK, but really?
Mile 6 I takem y first drink and continue that for every 2 miles.
Mile 8 I see D! Yay!!
Mile 11 A woman starts having a breakdown next to me, like literally freaking out. It was weird.
Mile 12-I SEE THE END, I pick up my pace.
Crossing the finish, I missed my name on the big board. Oh well.
Aside from the wind and the crazy start, it was awesome. I went to Thurman's for lunch but wasn't feeling hungry but got a deliciious rueben. Then, we hoped in the car and drove back to Wisky. I haven ever run more than 13 miles in my life and today, I ran 15. And now I feel TERRIBLE because I sat in a car all day. Oh well.
I LOVE Columbus Marathon and can't WAIT for next year!