so i guess it really happened! lengthy lengthy post (hopefully with some spectator comments) to come.
many thanks to everyone: those i saw (most AMAZING cheering section ever! with lobster balloons– we have named him layfayette (nee wally)), those i didn’t see (i wasn’t wearing my specs!), those i ran with (kelly– start to finish, i could NOT have made it without you), my team (especially my nandi), and everyone who followed me, texted me, emailed me. it brings tears to my eyes.
in short, this was one of the most amazing days of my life. grandma howard, this was for you.