|Showing off the Jacket.|
But it was not pretty.
|Eating Train Food!|
|Texting the family|
|Purchase a magazine|
|Drop off the Rental car|
We spent the better part of the return trip trying to figure out what went wrong during the race. The Heat, the 3 hour wait time, the lack of water and calories all seem like viable candidates to explain the disappointing results. As well as an unfamiliar hilly course and the excitement of the day. It is easy to focus on the half empty side of the glass in hindsight. But the half full side should be noted that She finished! Got the Medal and is now listed on the pages of History.
|Weary Travelers with Colds.|
But these all sound like excuses. According to other Boston Finishers, they also had a "bad day" running. Their training was on and their motivation was high.
|Small Asian section. from Train|
|Loading the Subaru|
|Such a site for sore eyes.|
Cheryl did not even pose for her "After Marathon" pictures. She was simply too broke down to smile or pose. We found out later that they had pictures of her along the course....walking. No marathoner wants to remember that they were forced to walk during the biggest event in running history!
Couple of things: We watched the ESPN live coverage ( after the event, of course.) and I could not believe they did not capture me! I was literally an arms length away from the Elite Men and Women as they started. Not that I would stand out from the large number of people crowded next to the gate. I was on the left side of the Females. I tried to capture the "potential favorites" but they do not show up very well.
I'm finding it difficult to write this post as the Hours of Travel and the Constant Cold Symptoms are beating me up. So. I may have to call it for now. Cheryl is currently trying to get the cat to pose with the Medal. I'll have to post that if she is successful. I can't even remember what happened to Tuesday! I have to score Texas Starr tomorrow...so that should be a good time. Maybe I'll be feeling better by then.. We shall see.