|Expo day- the wind had already started!|
|...watching in slow motion as you turn around and say...|
This was a figure 8 sort of course, setting us up to run alongside the finishing half marathoners. Mentally, it can be tough to hear "you're almost done!" from spectators and then watch others run through the finish, receive their medals, hug friends and family, etc...all with the understanding you still have 13.1 miles to go. I experienced this during my first marathon; Laura "took" it much better than I did. Her focus was contagious even when we made a turn into a nasty headwind just after the half marathon mark at 1:49. If you're open to it, you can always learn from other runners, no matter the experience level.
|Calling us "chatty" is an understatement.|
|It's okay to have more than one girl crush, right?!|
|Looking happier than I felt in the late miles.|