Saturday, October 16, 2010

10-10-10 Portland Marathon

Right now I'm relaxing with coffee, on my couch and it is Saturday morning. It has been many months since I have been able to enjoy just sitting here. Saturday morning has been my 'long run' morning.

The marathon was last Sunday and I'm happy to report that I finished, which feels like a victory! I ran a lot of it, but did have to walk more than I have on my long runs due to a residual right patella injury from the 20 mile backpacking trip two weekends ago. ugh.... The weather was also monsoon-like and pretty chilly. The conditions were less than favorable, but I already forgot about how miserable I was because it is done! I talked to my Mom right afterwards and told her I was never doing that again! She told me she didn't believe that and that the marathon was probably like having a baby, hard at the time, but you wanna do it again. She was right. The next day I had already decided I wanted to sign up next year. We shall see if my enthusiasm for next years race lasts.

Thank you Betty for signing me up. It was definitely a fantastic experience!

Here is a pic at mile 14 on the St. Johns Bridge. Thankfully, the downpour stopped right around this time.