Mile 16 leads to the St Johns Bridge where we found ourselves at Checkpoint Charlie.
My friend Michelle met me at mile 23, It was fantastic knowing I only had 3 more miles. She gave me more words of encouragement and I was on my way to the final stretch.
I still had to cross another bridge and at mile 25 there was Michelle again! I didn't expect to see her there and it was a pleasant surprise. My left knee was starting to hurt pretty bad right about now. My gps was running and my last mile says my pace was 14 min per mile pace.....I guess that means I was still moving, even if it was the slowest mile of the whole race. It was also the hardest mile of the whole race.
Coming down the final stretch.
The finish line! I never felt so relieved to cross that timing mat!
I have a few more things I'd like to share, but this is long enough for now. Thanks so much for coming along this little journey with me. hmmmmm, wonder what is in store for next year?