it's over.

i ran the marathon today, ran my heart out and then some, and finished in 4:14:02. It was a lot harder than I thought to finish in just under my target time of 4:15, and the only way I did is that God planted the 4:15 pace leaders in my path as I headed to the start, and i tagged along, snuck into their starting lineup (not my bib color or correct start) and stayed glued to their side/rear the entire way. i wanted so badly to give up at mile 18, or slow down rather, but pushed past it. my wall :).
more tomorrow, I'm too tired to upload pics or type more. one small fact: birthing douglas was harder than running today, and that thought kept me pushing (pun intended) for many miles. amazing what your body remembers at strange times.