WOW!!! I have gone to a place mentally that I have never been before. This was probably the hardest thing that I have ever done in my entire life, but definitely one of the most awesome experiences I have endured.
My body is super achy right now, but it was all worth every drip of sweat and every ounce of pain. I finished with a huge smile on my face and I represented Ankylosing Spondylitis with pride. I came 5th in my age group and 55th out of 450 total marathon runners with a total time of 3:54:04.
Though I didn't meet my goal of 3:30, I still finished with a great time and now I know where I need to improve and train harder for the next race. My lungs and breathing were completely fine. My legs and my groin were where the brunt of the fatigue set in, which is probably why I am aching so much today.
I guess its back to the drawing board and time to focus on improving my swim and swim/ bike/ run combo for Lavaman Keauhou!! I am going to do my best to podium in my age group for this race.
I see YOGA in my sights for the near future!!!
My crazy quest for IRONMAN
I am on a mission to raise awareness and money for Ankylosing Spondylitis(A.S.) and arthritis through my competitions and rise to the top as a professional triathlete with A.S.. IRONMAN 2013 here I come. I have been training extremely hard and I won't stop until I get there!!!
"ENDURANCE For Ankylosing Spondylitis"
- ▼ June (7)