It's been a while since I've had so many post-race thoughts, but I am trying to avoid a long drawn-out post with everything. There are a lot of things to tell, such as meeting Bill Rodgers, discussing the hills of the Baltimore Marathon, and visiting Holabird Sports – I will get to all that eventually.
Before I do that, though, I have a big THANK YOU list to get to. I'm not sure if it's because I put myself out there more for this race, but I felt like I had more support than usual to carry me through to the finish on Saturday.
First and foremost, I want to thank my wife for so much – for putting up with my back-and-forth antics on even doing another marathon, dealing with my sweaty clothes, getting up on Saturday mornings with my son while I was out running, hooking me up with a Mary Kay foot soak, and walking around a strange city to support me on the race course. I could easily go on and on.
I want to thank longtime friends of mine for their comments on my blog and over on Facebook. It turns out I have a lot more running friends than I ever realized.
The support on Daily Mile and Twitter have also been tremendous – I can't thank those people enough, many of whom I will never even meet in real life. Many of us have gone through the same stuff in the past year, from injuries back to full health, and I never felt alone in that process.
I'd like to thank Dr. Wimmer of Wimmer Chiropractic. Through all my adjustments and rehab in the winter and spring, I sort of feel like we were a team getting me to another marathon. I looked back today at our Q&A exchanges from earlier this year and it's funny to hear me talk about signing up for Baltimore when it didn't seem realistic at the time. While Dr. Wimmer is not a runner, not yet anyway, I’d like think I taught him a thing or two in the past year.
Lastly, I’d like to thank anyone who has left a comment on here – some of you aren't on these sites and just read for the fun of it and offer up great support (THANKS MOM!). For that, I am very grateful.