I did it! Sure, there's a lot I want to share about Marathon Day - the faces I saw, the sounds, what it's like to run 26.2, how it feels to cross the finish line, that uncontrollable urge to ask "what's next?" ...
I'll get a chance to share that with you all soon enough.
For now, I want to thank the many, many people who made this accomplishment possible - and a very special thank you to the friendly faces I saw along the way and much appreciation to those to jumped in a ran a few steps with me.
I felt better than I expected to along the way and as I crossed the Finish Line - 4:47:38 later. Notice my smile at mile 26.2 in this pic?
In fact, I feel pretty darn good today, too. I really couldn't ask for anything more. Still, I'm glad I planned a couple of days off and a mini-vacation to the North Country to relax and celebrate.
Here are a few snapshots from the Finish Line.