Today I ran my first half marathon, at the PF Chang's Rock and Roll Marathon here in Phoenix. It was fun through about mile 9, and mostly sucked after that. I am pretty excited that I got through it, though right now I am ready for Kurzweil's singularity because this body definitely needs to be replaced. My sister runs full marathon's and I laughed when she told me she bandages her nipples and Vaselines her thighs for the race. Now I wish I had done it too - beyond the joints and muscles those are the two spots that are chafed pretty raw right now.
My time? Well it was 2:27:20 for 13.1 miles, which is pretty lame since it translates into a blazing 11 minutes per mile, but it does qualify as my personal best! Update: They have the stats up on the Internet, so I now know that I finished 10,345th place out of 18,536 finishers, so I seem to have finished just outside of the medals (lol). By the way, my two sisters both ran the full marathon in Houston on the same day, so combined with my marathon-lite the coyote sibs ran 65.5 miles on Sunday.