I still can't believe I did it. My hubby asked me today, "Has it sunk in yet?" I don't think so. I keep looking at the pics and my medal in awe.
Not surprisingly, I'm walking a little funny today. Okay, a lot funny. I took Friday off work and had to go in today - why oh why didn't I take today off?! I was hobbling around the office all day, but enjoyed showing off my medal. I'm lucky to work in an environment where I'm treated like family and everyone has been so supportive of the entire journey. It reminds me of when I got married three years ago (my bosses actually attended); my co-workers were happy to hear all about it, but perhaps somewhat relieved that maybe I would stop talking about it. (Little do they know...)
Other than that, I have only minor woes:
-A blister the size of Manhattan on one toe, which has been popped and somehow refilled itself multiple times
-Three deformed toenails
-Chafing where the sun don't shine (sorry for the TMI, but nothing is sacred when it comes to The Chafe...apparently no amount of Body Glide is enough)
-A sunburnt face and a lovely tanline from the shades
Overall, I can't complain too much.
Road Warrior asked me to share all the juicy (greasy) details of my victory feast, but disappointingly (and surprisingly!) I had no appetite all day. The plan was wine, pizza and chocolate cake, but I just wasn't in the mood. I forced myself to get down a few protein shakes, but mostly I just laid on the couch sipping water. But don't fret, we have a reservation at The Mandarin in half an hour. My appetite is back in full force and I'm ready to recuperate some of the 6000+ calories burned yesterday.
That's all for now. Race report and tons more pics coming soon. Promise! Thank you so much for all the congrats!
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