It is now 2 days post marathon....I am still somewhat sore and moving slowly, but feeling pretty good, I even ran a little this morning to try and loosen out my legs!!
We got to Jax on Friday afternoon and stopped on the way in and picked up our packets. The girls were WILD, so we went down to the beach once we got to where we were staying.
IT WAS FREEZING......and we had a long wait....this was a welcome site!!
We started running on the beach a little after mile 6, I was worried about this but it was actually not bad.
We knew we would see the family around mile 10.5.
At mile 24 we crossed the intercoastal....
The rest of the pics are from various cameras....and times. The fam had to take buses from the start to the finish line.
My girls were always excited to ask me how many miles I had done, especially on Saturday's. They loved, and in fact laughed hysterically when I had to take ice bath's and would about cry as I sat in the water. Donald was so supportive, during the race he texted me LOTS about how good I was doing.
My other family was supportive, in fact as I came out of the bathroom from taking a shower after the marathon Anna was there clapping for me:) They kept the girls, cooked supper and helped when I needed to rearrange things based on runs.
There have been two questions I have been asked over and over...was it hard...umm YES!! First of all to do the same thing whatever it is for 5 hours is hard....especially when it is running!! The other is will you do it again....I have compared the marathon to childbirth...hopefully the further I get away from it the less I will remember of the pain and just see the accomplishment (baby). At this point I know I will do a half, in fact I am signing up for one today that will be in April. I have looked at another full in December but will probably wait a couple more weeks to be sure!!