@Philly_Marathon - 11.23.14

My initial thoughts after running my first 26.2 was "Who would do this multiple times???"  Actually this thought started to invade me around...mile 19 or mile 20 but at mile 17, I was already determined to finish.  Despite the combination of the distance and the pain, the experience was enjoyed and well worth it.

What I ultimately learned was that "pain passes" and belief in yourself is always the starting point.  To take a glance in front of you and see thousands of runners and then to take a glance over your shoulder during the race and see thousands of people behind you...was breathtaking.  -MW

 atop the Philadelphia Museum 

atop the Philadelphia Museum 

 Ready...Set..

Ready...Set..

 just getting started..mile 3

just getting started..mile 3

 Excited to see a friend in the crowd! mile 13

Excited to see a friend in the crowd! mile 13

 26.2 

26.2 

 great to see mrs. warren at the finish!

great to see mrs. warren at the finish!

M.