My official chip time was 2:19:40
I got scared when I looked myself up on the website as the first number said 2:21:38- but that was the clock time and I started way back- such things mean a huge deal!! So I was happy to see my chip time listed.
Things that bugged me…
My timing chip was chaffing on my leg, the sun was in my eyes for about half of the race…
Things I was glad I did; I was glad I ran in my shorts, I was glad I stuck with my decision to NOT wear my jacket or gloves (I would have been too hot after about mile 4)
Things I wish I had done; I wish I had iced my quads last night so I didn’t have to go sideways downstairs today. As well, I read last night that I should not have had a hot shower as everything gets swollen and a hot shower makes it worse I should have had a lukewarm one (but that would not have been as much fun.!)
3 thoughts on “Post race stuff”
Shannon!!!!!! when I read your time I let up a big gasp! wow! you did great! I got all teary-eyed. I liked the 1st guy you tagged behind and the old man and the kids givin’ you the high five! Mama Mia! ok let’s see the picture! : )
Tell me about it! I thought I was crippled when I tried to get out of the car after the drive home from Ft. Langley, and the stairs were a big challenge for the rest of the day and this morning! Made me feel about 100 years old! I noticed a lot of people have those dollar store gloves and they just chuck them by the side of the road around mile 3. Seems a bit wasteful if you ask me. You should try running with a baseball style hat, I’m sure I was running into the sun at some point (although my race didn’t start until 9am so it was probably not as bad for me) and the bill did keep the sun out of my eyes.
I guess Tom wasn’t joking when he said we needed to pick a pub with no stairs for our post-marathon celebration. 🙂