My best cheerleader/supporter through it all took me to Wolf Gang Puck for the celebratory dinner. It was fabulous.
To make all of this possible, my parents kept the kids for the weekend and gave David and I a huge birthday gift ...drum roll please ... 2 nights at the Mayo in the heart of downtown and only a couple of blocks from the starting line. Then my sweet sister and brother-in-law drove us from the finish line to QT for ice and back to the hotel where I packed my legs in ice, showered in this huge shower with three different shower heads, then collapsed for a while in a king size bed with a crazy-high-count on some sheets. Serious bliss. After our dinner that night I hit the sack early and slept for 12 hours straight. We hit Brookside by Day for breakfast and got a head start on our Christmas shopping. Felt great to stay loose through the day. I taught my class Monday night (a little on the crazy side there), and it's back to the real world.
I am a marathoner.