|The view while running|
How did the marathon go?
I was not feeling good, my head was stuffy and my body was tired when I started.
I was unsure if I was going to run it at all because I was still feeling sick.
On the first hill I felt asthmatic and could not breath and decided that if I was going to run it would have to be slow.
I already run slow, so it had to be very slow.
I took it slow and it was good. I did not beat myself for going slow (which I sometimes do), I just ran and took it in.
The Napa Valley is beautiful. We ran from Calistoga to Napa, there was some rain and some sun.
If the Napa Marathon was in April I would do it again and again. It is a beautiful, and everyone is so nice. As you know, I like to make friends and even the painfully slow people were happy to be there. The attitude was so much better then it was at CIM (in my opinion), and it made the experience better.
It was physically a hard race but mentally I was strong.
Here is what I thought about a lot: I have a friend with Hodgkins Lymphoma and he is under going chemo therapy. That is hard (on him and his family). All I had to do was run. Running is easy.