Kelly and I ran the race together. I have been worried this would be the first and last for Kelly. She has had a hard time with her foot for the past year. But, Kelly ran this and even did a heal click at the finish line. She had energy to spare. Kelly let me sign us up for the runners series. I would like to run again next year.
As for this race. The start was good. Everything seemed fine up to Veyo. About the middle of the hill I started feeling yuck. So we did a run walk up the remainder of the hill. Something I have noticed this year is I have been having a very hard time going up hills. It's like I have a hard time breathing. Things just got worse for me from there for me. Kelly was awesome. She kept us going. So many times I was ready to quit, but she stayed strong.
About mile 16 we picked up a kid that was having a hard time. Seemed like we were playing leap frog for 2-3 miles prior to that. He stayed with us to the end. Once we crossed the finish line we never saw him again.
I had a good time. I am very proud of Kelly for running her first marathon, and dragging me with her. I'll have figure out what my problem is.