Sunday, May 30, 2010

(sneak peak) marathon #2: check!

We're home!  And we did it!  I have A LOT to say about this race, and I will write out the whole race report tomorrow, and it will be long.  The course was beautiful, the weather was great, and all 7 of us finished.  But of course, there is much more drama than that.  You name it, I went through it today:  joy, elation, frustration, heart ache, misery, love, support, crying, exhaustion, chafing, blisters, pain, cramping, nausea, and back to elation and a little delirium (see photo).  It was so so hard and humbling, and crossing the finish line was amazing.  Despite pretty much falling to pieces during the last 5 miles, I finished in 5:19,  an 18 minute PR.

I'll be back with tons more stories, photos and video.  I'm going to drink a beer and get to bed.


Elizabeth said...

Congrats, Emilie (and all the others),

In our heads and hearts, from our Utah vantage point, Liesel and I were with you every step of the way. It was a little frustrating that you couldn't hear our cheers, but believe me, they were in the air.

Enjoy a well-deserved sleep--we'll talk aqain tomorrow.

Tons of love

Tiercy said...

I can't wait to read your race report. Congratulations!!!