Well, it wasn’t glamorous, but it’s done. Completed. I finished, which was my main goal. Karmen, Jack, Jace, and I are still in Tempe having a day of rest so this will be a short post. I have been eating a lot of junk today (and drinking a Dew or two). I just wanted to get a note down here for all who may have been following or interested. I owe a huge thanks to Karmen, Jack, Jace, and my dad and mom who stayed out for 15 and 1/2 hours following my progress. They were at every point they could be along the course to encourage me as I completed each lap. They are awesome, especially Karmen, who has put up with all my compulsiveness about this.
In short is was a brutal day approaching 100 degrees with sustained 15-20 mph winds. Approximately 500 athletes did not even finish including 4 pro’s. I had some issues with moderately severe dehydration and hyponatremia which bought me about an hour in the medical tent before I started the run, but I did not quit and finished strong at 10:30 PM last night. I feel tired today and moderately sore in places, especially the areas around my buttocks and the bottoms of my feet not to mention a few muscles here and there. I will post on the details later.