Me and my medal.... the bottom picture is of me with the Reds stadium behind me. My hubby thought I needed a shot like that.
Good things about this race....
* I was able to start with a friend and her husband. They ran the half, but we walked to the start together.
*Water stations at every mile.
*Lots of people wearing pig hats with wings, or dressed in lots of pink. Saw alot of spectators dressed in Pig outfits, it was fun.
*My hubby and girls were both going to be at the finish line.
*We ran across two different bridges that went over the Ohio River. The feeling while running over the bridge is so strange, I felt dizzy.
*The temp was at least 20 degrees cooler then last week at the Kentucky Derby Marathon. (it was perfect)
*Cincinnati is an awesome city. There were so many people out cheering on the streets, I mean alot, the support there is amazing.
Bad things or thing I would have changed....
*it was raining at the start and rained till about mile 6 or 7, so we were pretty wet from the beginning.
*I thought it was only going to be hilly till mile 8.. nope... after we turned of from the halfers, we still had plenty of hills. I am so sick of running hills... UGH
*I wont ever run marathons on back to back weekends.... especially while being sick (yep still sick) It killed me, and now my toes are even more hammered.
*when I stopped to pee at mile 16, I found the my "aunt flow" came to visit.... I had nothing and didn't think to ask for one at the aid station, so yep... by the time I finished.... down my legs. Nice.....and disgusting.
This really was a great race. I liked everything about it. I think if I hadn't just run a marathon 8 days ago and if I wasn't still so sick -*cough* sniff*Cough*- then I think the hills wouldn't have bothered me so much. I would recommend this marathon.
So get this.. I really really wanted to beat my time from last week, and I thought I would. Well I didn't... but.... my GPS time is exactly the same (to the sec) as my time last week. Crazy....