Goodlife Toronto Marathon
Sunday May 6, 2012
86/128 Age Category
Pace 10:49 officially. 10:42 by my garmin since it logged me at 26.5 miles...ahhh, tangents...;)
|At the start|
|Nephew beating up a polyp|
|Ready to go!|
|Me & my awesome sister in law!|
|SD killing it!!! 1:31!!!|
There were water stations that had RAN OUT OF CUPS!!! It broke my spirit a little bit when I could see the station coming up, looked forward to it & then the volunteers were apologizing and doing their best to hose down anyone who wanted it, refill bottles or pour water in your hands. Since I had no desire to run another marathon in soggy shoes I just plodded on. Did not walk through it...though in hindsight I should have anyway...and kept going. So now I know I have at least 2 km before there is more water. I don't think I can relay how it felt....just awful mentally and physically. Even worse was that there were 2 more stops without cups! I almost cried, my splits were crapola....hitting over 11's...way over & I knew my chance of finishing in the 4:30's was rapidly slipping away. 7 miles before I could make myself suck it up and accept that this was still a good race, I was going to PR & I still loved where I was running. So I am proud to say that I rocked the last mile and a half with 9:51 & 9:03 splits! In the half mile, my brother in law ran with me for a bit & when he dropped off, I looked up to find my sister in law and Thing 2 beside me! It was a fantastic way to finish the race!!!!!
Check out the bling!!!!! It is almost as big as my head and probably weighs at least a pound!!!!!
|My medal crushing SD's ;)|
|I couldn't figure out how to flip this in a hurry...sorry.|