5 (and some change) hours after beginning this quest, I am proud to report that I finished!! Today I didn't have any expectations other than to finish, hopefully feeling better than when I did 18miles a few weeks ago. Guess what? I did.
Pause for quick happy dance.
I am thankful for Bay Area Fit and all of the support from not only the coaches, but also fellow Fitters. They provided 2 well stocked aid stations and drove the course frequently checking on everyone. It was such an heart bursting moment to approach the high school and still see people waiting to cheer me, a self-proclaimed turtle, across the finish line. Did I mention it took me 5+ hours--and they still waited. I'm without words.
I am thankful for the pretzels and the most delicious orange wedge EVAH. I probably looked like some strange animal devouring every last bit.
I am thankful for Scott and Annelise driving out to see me along the course. That was such a big boost.
I am even thankful for the rain showers that hit about 3 miles from the finish line. It cooled things off and actually was quite refreshing. Now the 4 cars that splashed me, not so much.
So. There you have it. I did it. Woo. And a Hoo.
3 weeks until 26.2!! Bring. It. On.