I feel pretty well this evening. My legs are a little tight, and my left toes are still cramping a bit because of some issues I’ve been having with my extremities for the last few months. I expected a big blister on my right foot, which barely formed due to a wonderful moleskin patch. All in all, I’m faring well. Dan has been my hero this afternoon, taking the kids off my hands and letting me nap and get a pedicure. He rocks!
Back in May when I started training for this race, I planned to do a full marathon. I started following a run/walk training plan, but realized in July that I was going to have to commit LARGE chunks of time to make the full marathon a reality. I decided to drop the idea and do just the half. And today? I am soooo thankful I did. I realize I am just not full marathon capable. A half marathon is about all I feel motivated to do, and I’m really okay with never checking “full marathon” off my Bucket List. My aspirations lie elsewhere.
This was the ninth and final Lewis & Clark marathon. I’m a little bummed about that, because it was such a great course for “hobbyists” like me. Next year, the L&C will become one of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons in downtown St. Louis instead. After my St. Louis half marathon this past April, I have sworn off the downtown races. I’ll wait and see if some other half marathon (or similar race) catches my fancy in the future. But, for now, three IS a magic number!