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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 emoticon . 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 emoticon ). 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.

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    Welcome to the marathon club! emoticon
    1386 days ago
    Congratulations on completing the marathon! emoticon

    I'm glad to hear you did fine, and no injuries! emoticon

    A great start to the year, and your healthy lifestyle! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1387 days ago
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