Greetings. I finished the Seattle marathon today. It was my first marathon. Plus, running a marathon was a bucket list item.
My legs hurt!!! At miles 9, 11, and 16 one of my legs cramped up but the cramps worked themselves out as I ran. At 16.5 miles both legs cramped up, which forced me to finish the marathon by walking, stretching, and slow jogging. At mile 21 I was thinking about the massage I pre-paid for. FYI, a massage after a marathon is a brilliant idea!
I finished the marathon in 4 hours, 46 minutes, 9 seconds. There were a lot of hills, and some strong wind, but no rain or snow. Now I am sipping chardonnay and laying in bed. Both legs hurt… but I finished the marathon.