I had a number and I could walk, and walk I did. I had to walk a lot of the last 2 miles as I haven't officially run since my last 5K race in May.
After crossing the finish line I was quite disappointed with myself because I was so worn out and wanted to do better. Due to the staggered start all the clocks along the way were about 15 minutes more than my actual time so I looked at my own watch at start and finish to get an estimate until the Road Race published the actual times. I figure I was about 1hr 45 minutes.
Last night I was pleasantly surprised to see that my time had only increased about 8 minutes over last year.
My cheering section was just before the finish line with signs and yelling for Mom which was great. I crossed just after an 80 yr old man so they were reading his name and congratulating him-note his arm in the air.
Yes, that is always good for your confidence-AFTER the 80 yr old man. Oh well, I did it. Better luck next year.