Better late than never, eh? As is obvious at this point, we met our goal and finished the race! I managed to run all of my 14.9 miles on a rapidly swelling ankle and bruised and skinned knee. Thankfully my ankle didn't really complain while running, though it's decidedly against stairs and any sort of sideways motion. Frankly, my injuries have nothing on Matthew's poor toe - and he had much more difficult runs than I did! What a trooper. Anyway, I spent most of yesterday flat on my back with my foot elevated to try to turn what looked suspiciously like a grapefruit back into an ankle (I succeeded). Now I'm ready to go out running again!
The best leg was my 6 mile midnight run. It was too dark to really see much, but I loved the cool air and the lack of need to wear sunblock :-) My running pace more closely resembled that of a turtle than a human, but hey - slow and steady finishes the race in approximately one piece ;-) The last leg was my hardest: 4 miles up a hill followed by 2.3 miles down the other side. I like going down - all I have to do is prevent myself from flying face first into the pavement. Up hill - not so much. But I made it, swollen leg, scraped knee, sore muscles, sleep dep and all! My first race, but hopefully not my last - I'm looking forward to Ragnar next year!