Friday morning Hubs and I woke up and got out the door pretty early. We had a 6 1/2 drive ahead of us, and the drive is beautiful so we stopped a lot along the way.
After a few pit stops we made it to our hotel at about 4:30 and they had a sign for ME!! (And all the other marathoners)
At 5:30, my alarm was supposed to go off, but I got up at 5:23. Took a nice bath (yes, I'm still like a child and would prefer to take a bath over a shower) and got ready for the race. I met my brother down at breakfast at 6. I brought along my own oats and brown sugar because I didn't know if the hotel would have old fashioned oats. Sidenote: I'm only high-maintenance before a big race.
After breakfast we were all on our way!!! We got super-awesome-extraclose parking spots because we got there pretty early! It was 59 degrees, but very humid.
|Talking and stretching before the race|
|half way point and my brother's precious family :)|
|This is about mile 24.5- I love that we have the same stride here... and the same pained look :)|
It was a wonderful experience and something that I will never, ever forget. Just running a marathon is an incredible feat. But to be able to do it with my brother was an unbelievable experience. We both agreed that this will probably be the only one we will do, and we'll just stick to half's. 26.2 is a LONG distance to run. But now I can say that I've done it! And you better believe this went on my car right after!