Monday, 15 October 2012

Marathon Glory!

It was honestly the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life. I am drained mentally and physically.
But I can say with all sincerity that I am now officially a Marathoner. 

Marathon Glory is officially mine! I can barely move now, and I think those exhausted looking pictures sum up how I felt when it was all over.

So I have been thinking about this post all night. I was dreaming about it in fact. What will I say about this race and about my Marathon experience? Because I gotta be honest with you, it wasn't all rainbows, cheering, and strong finishes like I had envisioned. It was freakin' hard. And it was painful. And tears were definitely shed along the way - both of joy and pain

So this week is officially Marathon Week over here on The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail. I will be writing several posts trying to come to terms with the 5:20 I spent trudging along the Toronto Waterfront course. There will be 3 posts - the good, the bad, and the real - because that is the only way I wrap my head around it. So Stay Tuned.

Tuesday - Marathon - The Good 
(aka the first 31km)

Wednesday - WIAW - Marathon Edition  
(because I know you want to know what I ate)
Thursday - Marathon - The Bad 
(aka kilometer 33-42)

Friday - Marathon - The Real  
(all the stuff you runners want to know - how was the course, how was it organized, etc.)

Thank you so much to everyone for all of your love, support, and encouragement along the way. I cannot tell you all how much it means to me. It definitely helped keep me going out there. And a very special thank you to my cheering section yesterday - my hubby, my family, Lindsay, Morgan, Robyn, and Sam. I can honestly say that I could not have crossed the finish line without you!

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,