I ran my first marathon yesterday, the Grand Rapids Marathon. It was awesome! We had perfect weather, a perfect course, a perfect marathon staff. What a blast.
After 22 weeks of training and thinking that my maximum sustainable pace was between 9:30 and 9:40, I ended up pacing 8:53/mile! I was 20 minutes faster than I expected at 3:52:39.
Team Foley was there to greet me at mile 17 and at the finish. They made feel like a king. Thanks, guys!
Congratulations on both the marathon and the new job! Sounds like life is exciting!