Sunday, November 7, 2010
I Think I Passed a Kidney Stone on First Ave.
Yea, I did that in the Spring, so I know what it is like. My back hurt in the morning but I figured that was from sitting on the cold earth for 3 hours before the race started. (They would not let me bring a milk crate in to the Athlete Village. The rent-a-cops did not know why and I was not gonna fight.) The pain got worse from the Bed-Sty (Mile 10) to the Willis Ave Bridge (Mile 20). I did not matter if I walked or ran fast. It just hurt. Then it stopped. I really felt good for the last 6 miles. I never actually felt so good when I finished a marathon.
So anyway I had a good time. I remember that the best words of encouragement came from the sideline at mile 24, "Keep your focus". At that point you actually need to be reminded that. Then at mile 25 one of my teammates told me I looked good. I am glad she is a friend because I snapped back that she thinks I look good now she should see me in a fuckin tie one day. We are still friends.
I also found 4 Metrocards on the course. They had a value of about $16 on them
At mile 25.5 a women ran up next to me and told me she recognized me from my blog, this blog. She apologized for being a paparazzi. Oh please no. If you are reading this no apology is necessary. You made me feel like a rock star. I wish I could remember your name, but I lost that brain cell in the next .7 miles.