I did it- I walked 13.1 miles!
|Me, Jenn and Caitlin|
Well, 13.37 miles, if we’re being specific. It took nearly four hours, but fortunately I had some wonderful company to help pass the time!
I got to the race site around 7:15, and found Caitlin not much later. It turns out that another Thomas-sponsored blogger, Jenn, had unfortunately gotten sick and decided to walk the race as well. The three of us formed a little walking group and had a blast.
Though obviously we’d all wanted to run the race, it turns out that walking has some benefits as well.
Like lots of Tweeting:
Watching the elite runners fly by (this girl was in the lead by about ten minutes…wow!):
Petting cute dogs:
Randomly running into blog friends (hi, Ali!):
Soft pretzel stops (oh yes, we did):
Appreciating the signs (I pretended this one was for me):
And just taking in the beautiful day!
That being said, the time factor wasn’t as bad as I’d thought. It helps to have people to chat with and lots of positive energy around you. When we hit mile 13, we decided to give it our all and run the last .1 miles to the finish line!