• 43m 22s
  • 3.80 miles
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Run with Rob at Purdue. Some trail running too. I was slow. I'm not sore, but my legs were definitely fatigued. Very windy today too. I was glad when the run was over. :)



Photos are posted.  There are some good ones.


We're at my parents' house now.  We got here about 11 am.  Yesterday we slept in, checked out at 10:30, drove around for awhile, then met an old friend of mine for lunch.  After chatting/catching up with her for awhile, we drove out to where Rob and I got married almost 13 years ago.  It's a place called Shaw Nature Conservancy (used to be called Shaw Arboretum).  It's part of the Missouri Botanical Gardens.  It's really beautiful.  The old hunting cabin where we had our reception is still standing.  It's actually been improved upon and I think gets used regularly for events now.  When we used it it was $50 for the entire day, and we were one of the few weddings they'd ever had there I think.  We thought of it first!!  Wink

We saw some more sights then headed towards Indiana, staying the night in Champagne/Urbana for the night, only about 1 1/2 hours from here.  The kids love those Motel 6's!  Smile 

I feel almost 100% today.  I felt much better yesterday.  But, I haven't run yet, really.  I think Rob and I will head out for a run tomorrow on the Purdue campus, then I can tell you how I really feel! 
I really don't feel worse at all this morning.  I always wake up sore and stiff, but it loosens up fairly quickly.  My quads and calves are the worst.  Last night I think I was at my worst.  Grabbed Rob's shoulder a couple times to help me up from a seating position. 

I better be feeling ok today because we have a long day ahead of us.  We are headed for the Arch this morning, then the zoo, then a Cardinals vs. Mets baseball game tonight.  Should be fun!  Laughing
I'm not doing too bad this morning.  Definitely feeling it, but it's not terrible.  Ken tells me tomorrow will be worse.  I'm looking forward to that.  Smile
  • 4h 18m 15s
  • 26.20 miles
  • 09m 52s /Mi

I did it!! I did it!! I did it!!
I'll create a RR when I have more time to think about it.
Here is my lap data for the marathon:
3.14 mi: 9:54 pace
2.87 mi: 9:58 pace
3.02 mi: 9:40 pace
2.97 mi: 9:41 pace
3.00 mi: 9:59 pace
3.23 mi: 9:42 pace
3.14 mi: 10:08 pace
3.01 mi: 9:06 pace
2.18 mi: 9:17 pace
The total here is actually 26.56 miles!

4;18;15 !!!!
Clock Time4:24:54
Chip Time4:18:15
Overall Place840 / 1810
Gender Place198 / 630
Division Place34 / 90
23 Mi3:50:13

5:22 a.m.  I think I'm going to puke.  And I need a nap.
Wish me luck!!  Laughing

::gulp::  The moment of truth is approaching.  I'm feeling ok, but I am definitely ready to get started.  I plan on enjoying it, even with the rain.  I hope the entertainment planned along the route is still able to play with rain.  It did rain today, but I never noticed any thunder or lightening.  Hopefully it will stay that way. 

We had a fun day today.  We got into the city around 9:30 (their time) and went straight to the Soulard Farmer's Market.  It's something like the longest/oldest continuous running farmer's market in the country.  It's a neat place.

Then we went to the Anheiser-Busch brewery and went on a guided tour.  It's probably the 5th time in my life I've been on it, but it's amazing how things change or how much you forget anyway.  It is an impressive brewery.  And we got to see several Clydesdales today and got our picture taken with one.  Gorgeous animals.

Then we drove a bit of the race route, parked in our old neighborhood, walked inside our old apartment buildings (2, and did not knock), walked around the neighborhood and marveled at how some things never change and some things are strangely different, then headed back to the city to check in to our hotel. 

It's a completely different climate here.  The tulips are even past their peak.  Have any even bloomed at all in Rochester??  I was getting all sentimental about the spring, but Rob was quick to remind me how miserable the summer's can be.  oh yeah.  But I like summer better.  Bryn said she could move here.  Tyler got a bit panicky when it came up - he would never want to leave home.  But we aren't going anywhere anyway.  It is funny how different they both are.  Mark my words - I'm predicting it now - Bryn will live in Hawaii when she's grown.  And I will gladly visit her!  Smile 

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