I am a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Sober, by the Grace of God, since July 24, 1984.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
My Second Marathon Done.
I finished this race today. The Mount Desert Island Marathon is one serious race. Hills for the entire thing. If those hills had been at altitude I could have never completed the race. As it was, it was extremely difficult. My time was abysmal, but I am not worrying about that. This race kicked a lot of people's butts in the last ten miles or so. In the last 2 miles, I passed a lot of people who had been faster earlier. It was hard. My daughter finished too. She is a now a marathoner.
I am tired, but extremely happy.
Today as I was out there, at one point I was discouraged enough to quit (but when my daughter told me how excited she was, I knew I could not quit), I took my phone out of my pocket and saw all the comments you guys had left me. I did not read them (until later), but knowing they were there made me feel like I had you all with me.