I did it! I ran 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 50 minutes. I was 1,205th overall, 596th out of all the women, and 106th out of my age bracket. I felt really strong the entire way and I didn't really get bored. I attribute much that to my headphones, despite the poor reception, and the numerous people I could watch. Some of them passed me, I passed some of them...it was fun.
The woman who won the marathon zoomed by me at the 12 mile mark. That was much less irritating than the people who I would pass as they were walking, but then they would pass me later, but then I would pass them again because they were walking again. I was going to be extremely irritated if they crossed the finish line before me. I worked very hard to be able to run the whole thing and so walkers should not be able to beat me!
My parents and my roommate came to watch me. The cheered me on at the 2 mile, 5 mile, and the 11 1/2 mile mark. What happened between 5 and 11 1/2? Seattle's Best coffee and donuts! I know where I rank now. :-)
I am thrilled that I ran and I'll even do it again, just not this coming weekend.
Happy running to all!