|Here is Endorphin Dude's bizarro world counterpart with his two bizarro nieces!|
Unfortunately, I did not have the race that I was hoping for. I didn't come into this year's Two Cities Marathon looking for a PR, but I did want to finish it within the time limit and feel good about it. Well, I did fulfill the former, but that latter not so much. I completed the race within the 7 hours allotted, but I did so in an unconventional manner.
When I reached mile 18, one of the volunteers would not let me continue, stating that I did not reach the cut off time. This baffled me as I have run the event two years before and don't recall this ever happening. After a few exchange of words (they were kind, I did not revert back to my Morgan Hell self), I turned around stressed out about losing three miles. Fortunately, there was an ultra event going on at the same time, so I veered off and took the 50k route. Had there been no ultra, I would have ended up with a DNF. At this stage in the Titanium quest, I cannot afford any more of these!
|There's Terri and Louie. It's our anniversary! I first meet these peeps in Fresno last year! This year, Terri ran the half and Louie the 50k. I love these people.|
|Check out newly minted Marathon Maniac, Pete! First race in Maniac gear!|
|Best volunteers ever! The girl in the tacky knit cap is my niece Madeleine.|
|There's fello Marathon Maniac Elizabeth Mckay!|
|Another anniversary! I met Jennifer at Fresno last year as well!|
|Love the entertainment. Here's my buddy Jeslen Mishelle.|
|ACE! Love this guy. He always has a smile on his face.|
|Finally got to meet Ryan Corrigan, a Facebook friend of Endorphin Dude. Good to meet you and I hope we can run again together soon!|
|I actually had one minute to spare!|
I wish I could have finished this race feeling good about it, but it is what it is. I did have one private meltdown, and thankfully I had some friends right there to slap some sense into to me. Thank you Elizabeth, Jennifer, Mitchell, and Terri for being there. I could have very easily reverted back to bad Morgan Hell E-Dud, but you helped me keep composure. As a result, I was able to complete life time marathon #46!
|Titanium Score Board: 39 down, 13 to go.|