I can't thank everyone enough for their support!!! Morgan, Christy, Sara, Spencer, Victoria...your packet of notes was amazing...if only I remembered to bring them to the race to re-read!!!
I finished, which was goal number one. I also had a lot of fun (goal number two) until...HUGE cramps at mile 16, 17 and 19. Never had them in two years of training...tried to run through, but I wanted to finish and not make them worse. Hydrated and teamed up with a 12 minute run-walk pacer and finished the last 50 minutes with him (minus the last 400m when I took off as fast as I could). :-). Finish time was 5:12:37, just over my third goal of under 5 hours, but I did walk quite a bit...so I think without cramps, it would have been a certainty. Next time?
Many thanks also to all of my donors...the newest of which include Susan, Margi and Nicole!!! Almost there!