We’ll do this in list form, with hopefully a full recap tomorrow. For now, enjoy the list:
I finished. An hour slower than my goal, but I finished.
It was 68 degrees by 4:45 a.m. It was in the 60s when we started and 84 when I finished. You do the math.
I didn’t want to replay the marathon of 2007, so I really took my time, drank a lot, took a lot of salt in and grabbed bags of ice at every mile starting at mile 15.
I’m slightly sunburned. Not as bad as 2007, but still a bit pink.
I have serious blisters. My socks were supposed to prevent those. I really started feeling them at mile 23.
When I started mile 21, I saw a guy have a seizure over at mile 25 (the milemarkers passed each other.) it was scary. Two people caught him, a third helped him to the ground and a medic was on the scene pretty quickly.
Over 40 people were taking to the hospital.
One guy died after completing the half marathon. Seriously. He was 26. We found out through www.thetennessean.com.
Kenny may have miraculously got a personal record today. We haven’t seen the official results, but we think he may have PR’d by a couple of seconds.
The course changed and they added SO. MANY. hills!! They did eliminate this sucky part around a lake that I hated, but I wish they would have eliminated miles 16 and 17. They were positively horrible. They’re around this business park place and it’s sooooo boring.
Pictures from today: