Hi ladies!! I made it!!!!!!!
So the good news first, I finished in 1:52:41, or 8:36 pace, which I am THRILLED with. I felt completely amazing and accomplished and don't have a ton of body ailments to complain about. I was just happy I finished before the winner of the marathon got done, haha!!
Bad news, I waited and waited and waited at the spot FI had agreed to meet and he didn't show. Finally 2 hours later I found him in the medical tent, completely delirious and heat stroke-ish. Apparently in his confusion he wandered off course and somehow ended up in a parking garage at one point?? He managed to finish the race then was wheeled to emergency to be stabilized. Long story short he's home now, but still a little out of it and can't keep any fluids down. I'm worried about him, but am hoping that air conditioning (it was HOT on the course today), slow rehydration, and some rest will help. But if anyone has other advice I'd certainly listen.
Not to sound selfish, but getting back to my race, I'm SO SO appreciative for all the love, support, and well wishes from this board. I NEVER thought I could do a half but feel so proud and accomplished now that it's done. I definitely see a few more in my future (but maybe not FI!!). Thanks and enjoy your sunday everyone!!