Mississippi Blues Marathon
Sunday, January 06, 2013
I've explored every hill in MS. There were 23 miles of hills and 3 miles of flat
. To get to the finish line you had to climb a hill. Talk about cruel and unusual punishment. There was intermittent rain. My body is reporting sore. I actually stretched when I got back to the room. I actually did 28 miles, cos I walked to and from the marathon (including during
). The walk from was considerably slower than the walk to.
I guzzled 32oz of coke for my replenishment drink. It was like I need some instant sugar. I selected a thin crust pizza which I ate half. Calories for the day like 2000 and that was basically one meal because I did not eat before the marathon. I did have a clif bar (168 calories) during the marathon. I did also drink 2pts of water after the race.
I felt like I was on fire. I turned the thermostat to 80F. I slept like a baby. But I'm glad I finished, got a nice medal and tons of self-esteem. It was a challenge for me and I was able to meet it. It was a fingertip grasp - got some more work to do to improve my fitness.