It’s 2:05am as I write this. You would think that after my long day yesterday that I would be sleeping like the dead but, alas I’m not! I am happy to say that I finished the California International Marathon in 4:36.
The course itself is really nice, rolling hills for the first 13-15 miles and then you finish in front of the State Capital building. Rolling hills, while pretty, are kind of brutal on the thighs and mine were feeling the effect. I ran into some other issues along the race and suffice it to say spent a lot of time in the porta-potties between miles 12 and 18 or so. Enough time that I saw my estimated finish time of 4:26 simply vanish!
The one thing that I learned yesterday is that without a doubt I am not a quitter. And that ‘s a good thing to learn about oneself.
Now go run!