Race is over. I am in some pain. It went really well though. My good buddy, Vic knew our time last year. It was 3:03. My unofficial time this year is 2:54. So, I beat it by a little. I suppose you could say that it my new PR. If you are an Okie, I really feel like you should experience the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon at least once. This was only my second year; however, I just love it. I loved every second last year and loved every second this year. It is basically a bunch of people from all over our state (and other states, I believe they said 47 states were represented this year) that come together to remember what happened, run, walk, sweat, and have fun. There are people in silly tutus, a man in a smoking jacket with a cigar in the same location every year, and people dressed up as bananas at Gorilla Hill. As soon as you feel like you might die, someone will have a sign that will make you laugh or some random stranger will read your name on your bib and cheer for you; even if you're just walking. I'm not a super sappy person, but that 168 seconds of silence does get me a little choked up. After this race, I am all pumped up for the next one. The next race I have planned is the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa. I have not registered yet, but plan to.
*Update - I have registered! And am training!*