I did it!!! With the help of my friends, I finished the Chicago Marathon. We had such a great time! The race turned out to have perfect weather - 40-50 degrees. I struggled though. My legs started hurting in the very beginning. My right calf/achilles was hurting. I was just running along with my friends and trying to put it out of my mind. Part of the problem is my shoes are worn out. Part of the soles have lost their treads. Completely my fault for not getting a new pair a month ago or so. My feet started hurting around mile 6 and my legs started aching around mile 8. Yikes. I was in for a long race. I didn't say anything and just tried to keep positive thoughts in my head.
|Finding my name at the expo on the big board of participants|
|Mom and I waiting for the drawbridge when we went shopping Saturday morning.|
|breakfast at the grand lux. Yum! Beignets and coffee!|
|Holly, Debbie, me and Brooke Saturday afternoon. Catching up in the hotel.|
|Pre race, ready to run!|
I also raised over $300 for Compassion International! Thanks to all my friends and family who donated!!