I have a lot going through my mind regarding yesterday’s marathon that it is all one giant blur right now. I know I finished in 5:29:28, in front of the 5:30 pace group, which became my goal around mile 19.
I would have updated you all sooner but unfortunately, one collapse, multiple unsightly vomits, a 20 minute IV, and the most incredible doctors, nurses, and PT’s at the medical tent I finally made it home last night and immediately collapsed in bed. Bo was kind enough to buy Gatorade, Saltines, and Ginger Ale which I tried to sip through the night.
I woke up after 13 hours of sleep still feeling a bit “wonky” due to the fact that I haven’t eaten solid foods since my marathon breakfast over 24 hours ago. My left shin and groin muscle are pretty swollen but hopefully nothing Arnica gel, rest, Cherry Juice, and Epsom salts can’t help.
I also woke up to more kind messages, phone calls, and emails than I ever thought possible. I couldn’t have finished yesterday without your support, my fans on the sidelines, my amazing husband, or most of all Shannon! We pushed each other through the last 2.8 miles and finished holding hands as we crossed the finish line.
I thought I’d share a glance of us at mile 24, looking surprisingly strong, which my manager video taped as he ran along side of us. It’s hard not to force yourself to run and smile when you have a video camera on you, regardless of calf cramps.
I’ll be back later with a full recap, I promise.