|Yep - this was the reason I did it . . . I worked REALLY hard for that sucker!|
|"CHEERS" to you too, champs!|
|How crazy there wasn't a professional photo so . . . this is the best we could do.|
|Thank goodness it's over!|
|Some of the awesome peepes I met along the way - couldn't have done it without them. I called these girls the "pink team" Aren't they cute - we had been "friends" since mile 4 or 5 . . . that's a good 2 hours of friendship :)|
The "rest & recovery" area was made out to be this fabulous area and perhaps it was had we gotten there earlier. It closed promptly at 11:30 which was the official end of the race. There were things like free beer, free lunch, free massages, vendors selling things, free chocolate milk, and other post race free things - but by the time I was able to rest and recover enough to enjoy it - it was closed up. There was suppose to be a concert and food at a restaurant - hmmm, nope, didn't see or hear that either. That was pretty disappointing, but it wasn't the end of the world - we ate elsewhere and then traveled back home - thankful to be done and knowing I won't be doing that race again anytime soon (or more likely . . . .never again!).