Now that I have had a week to recover from the Hamilton Marathon*, I’ve decided to share some stories. The next few days tell the story of my nearly-perfect day: my thoughts on the course, the crowd support, and my surprise race partner. In the last part I will share some of what I was thinking and feeling. If you’ve run a marathon before, you might be able to relate to some of this stuff, or if you’re sitting on the fence about whether to tackle one, you might see something that is helpful. Of course, everyone’s experiences and the personal value they attach to the marathon are different – or as they say, YMMV – your mileage may vary!
*including: coming down with a wicked cold; trying to get some stuff done around the house; and tackling some of the more intellectual tasks that had been neglected due to my complete inability to concentrate on anything else over the week leading up to the race, such as reading the instructions on a frozen pizza box.
Reflections on the course
Reflections on teamwork
Reflections on a race well run