Friday, October 16, 2009

i finished!

I am back from beautiful Victoria, and yes....I finished my marathon in four hours and thirty-nine minutes. It was the best experience! The weather on race day was absolutely brilliant with the beautiful blue of the ocean serving as a backdrop. My favorite girlfriend and the Babe were there to see me off at the start line and were there in those final few kilometers to encourage me to keep running. Honestly though, I did not have a single hard moment - which makes me think I should have been running faster! Will I do it again? Absolutely!

Victoria itself is a wonderful city and unlike Calgary, where it was snowing hard when we left, Victoria was still resplendent in roses, geraniums, and buildings were covered with blushing ivy starting to turn a brilliant color of red. We shopped, ate, drank wine and walked and walked everywhere.

Now, it's back to reality. Happy weekend everyone.