I Limped a Marathon!
Today, Julie and I ran a marathon. You can see my pace and the route here . I'll have some of myself in action later. For now, enjoy this show to J before the starting gun It was a weird experience. I had plenty of time (7 hours, 21 minutes, and 3 seconds) to think about it, and I went through several stages before arriving at my current one. The first stage was satisfaction/confidence. This was during the first five miles or so, where it seemed to be going just as planned. The second was discouragement, and it began around mile 10, i.e. hour 4. I was running with Julie and I began to lament both our lack of preparation and the fact that I had decided to run the race as a pair. We knew going in that we had not fulfilled our preparation goals: instead of running daily, we'd repeatedly run for a few days and then fallen off for a week or sometimes more. Additionally, Julie was struggling and I reflected on how much better I might run if I were doing so at my