"We got to go faster. We're being overtaken by the renaissance people."
And my fav from a spectator:
"Girl in the medieval dress! We love you!"
My cell phone drowned in orangina during the race. I guess I'm going to get a new one faster then I thought.
So without my cell phone to wake me up, I told myself: Body, wake up at 6:30 am.
And I actually woke up several times, and managed to make it to a marathon training group at 7 am. I was going to try out the galloway method for running (http://www.runinjuryfree.com/), which is a walk run method. They started with a 12 minute/mile pace at a 3:1 ratio (3 minute running, 1 minute walking). But it was too much for me, and I lagged behind, and someone helped me do a 2:1 ratio. The funny thing was, I actually caught up with the 3:1 ratio folks. It felt really good, so I am going to go ahead and officially sign up for the marathon training program. Eek. It's a lot of work, but it should be fun and healthy. I'm somewhat excited about it. Only one tenth, of 1 percent of people in the world actually finish marathons. Hopefully I'll finish my first one next year.