Can you tell I am having a proud few days - LOL!
I honestly was not sure I would finish let alone do as well as I did (for my level that is).
I felt great the whole race...and no blisters thanks to prep!!!
I will give you my low down on my new running products...they ALL worked!!!
I LOVED my fanny pack!!! It did not get in my way at all and I was able to put my car key and inhaler and sport beans in it and also have the water I needed to get the sports beans down.
The sport beans were great too!!!! I ate six about 1/2 hour before the race with some Nunn water (also great)!!! Then ate three ever four miles after that and I never felt tired!!! AMAZING!!! My legs got tight at the end but I was not tired at all!!!
At the end of the race my feet felt amazing!!! Not a single blister on them which I contribute to the use of bodyglide...that stuff works! I smeared it all over my feet and not one single blister!!! I swear I usually get blisters when I only run two miles so this stuff works!!!! The only issue I had with my feet was the following...take this as a warning...
I went the day before the marathon to get my pedicure. I heard you should make sure your toenails are short. I went to Annies where I always go and asked to have them shorter than usual that I was running the next day. They gave me a new girl and she cut my big toe sooooo short it bled!!!!!!!!!!! I was really upset but did not say anything. I will never go back!!!!! The only thing that hurt the ENTIRE race was my big toe!!!! Dont ever do this...just cut your own this close to a race LOL!!!! LESSON LEARNED THE HARD WAY!!!!
Anyway.... here is more race pics, etc.
My lovely photo after I crossed the finish with my medal and Gatorade!
This is my official time/pace/etc. It is good for me...LOL~!
This is the photo I ordered to put in my shadow box with my bib and medal. The official "crossing the finish line" moment!!!
I run across the finish at 3:11:06 on the right side of the screen under the Dicks sign. I am wearing black capris, grey t shirt and fanny pack.