I was only able to sleep 3 hours, waking up every hour to pee because I was over hydrating, so the sleep was not effective and as a result I went to the race very tired.
I left at 10:15p.m. to get to the race 20 minutes away. I picked up my race hat, shirt, bib and went back to my car to rest. At 11:45p.m. I lined up for the race. There were announcements, star spangled banner was sung, a prayer was said and then the gun went off in the form of fireworks.
It was hot, very hot, humid and miserable the entire night. I finished, but I was so warm and unhappy.
|I saw an exit for Clarksville, TN and had to stop. Then there was this sign, of course I had to have a picture. It wasn't until later that I realized the significance of Clarksville, TN. TOO funny.|
|A road sign in Tennessee that said 26.2. Awesome.|
|The shirt, my bib and the finishing medal.|
|Up close look at the awesome finishing medal.|
|The tradition of Dunkin Donuts for my treat after the marathon.|
|Under a bridge on the drive home. Absolutely beautiful.|
|Under another bridge on the drive home over the Mississippi River. Gorgeous.|