I finally did it, yay!
There was not much at the expo. I was hoping for more venders for the type of cute things I collect, like mugs, stickers, decals, etc.
Despite my pretty crumby training. Which fell apart mid February, I managed to finish the full marathon. I regretted signing up when I got half way done, actually before, at mile 12!
I don’t think I’ll be running a full again if I am not ready as this was really hard for me. Somewhere at mile 22 I seriously felt like child birth was easier hahah. But again, it was from my lack of training.
In the end I did finish and I am proud of myself, Woohoo!
I hitched a ride with my good friend who has done this marathon 7 or 8 years in a row now. That’s awesome! And his sister came all the way from Witchita, Kanasas to participate. It was her and my first full marathon.
My hubby picked me up, I was so happy to see him after such a feat! He also met up with me at mile 20. It was nice seeing him as I was feeling very mentally drained. 🙂
My favorite area was probably Santa Monica by all of the pretty houses. I have a thing for nice curb appeal!!!
Today I am only sore on my thighs. I recently started using essential oils and there is one recommended to use after workouts. It’s called Pan Away. I mixed it with fragrance free lotion and rubbed in on my calfs and feet. Well as soon as we got to our car I rubbed just the oil on my feet and when I got home I mixed it and put it on my calfs and feet again. The hubby gave me a nice calf/foot massage with the product once more before I went to sleep. This morning I had no pain in those areas but my thighs are pretty sore. Wish I would have rubbed it all over my legs. But I was simply too tired to think of that. Haha.
Hopefully tomorrow I won’t be so sore.