Well those of you who follow me here on Gather know that I ran in the Chicago Marathon over this last weekend.
Well I am sad to say that I did not cross the finish line. I was doing great until I got about 11 miles behind me. I felt great and felt like I could go on all day then my leg started to hurt a bit but I proceeded. I got about 3 more miles before my leg completely cramped up. I got t a med tent and they messaged it for me and I tried to go out and run some more but it was no use. I did not want to cause more injury to myself.
So I made it more than half way but I did not get a medal. This was my first full marathon and those people I talked to who have run them before all told me that most people don't finish their first ones and now that I have more experience and knowledge that I should be able to finish next year.
Inspite of the pain I enjoyed the experience and once I heal I am going to continue to train and I plan on running again next year. I really wanted to get one of the metals for finishing, but I guess I will have to wait till next year.