So I ran a marathon on Sunday in San Francisco... one that I had intentions of training for, but life got in the way and I showed up at the start line in half marathon shape.
All in all, I think I did well.
I've run 2 other marathons that I actually trained well for in slower times than that.
4155 out of 5955 runners.
1244 out of 2054 women.
271 out of 438 in the 25-29 women's group.
I was pretty pleased. It goes to show that running a marathon really is a lot mental. Of course, had I trained better, my time would have been better... but still! All things considered, I think it turned out better than I expected.
I'm not any more sore or exhausted than I normally am after a marathon. I'm definitely moving around slowly, and my knees and ankles are less than thrilled when I do. I almost cried trying to go down the stairs this morning, and I'm thankful for an elevator at work. I also feel like I could sleep all day, and I still feel like I'm starving all the time.
I'll be working on trip pictures tonight, so check back soon for stories and photos from both my vacation and the race!