First of all I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who supported us throughout our training and on marathon day. Whether you gave monetary donations or offered up your thoughts and prayers I don't know if we could have done this without your support. We are really blown away by the generosity we have seen that helped us reach our fundraising goal and then some!
Yesterday Mitch and I ran the Chicago Marathon, and met our main goal of finishing! We both had some knee pain leading up to the marathon so we were really worried we wouldn't be able to finish. The weather was a lot warmer than we expected which didn't help either. But it was an awesome race, full of energy, and a lot of fun (as far as marathons go, I imagine). 45,000 runners and tons of crowd support the entire way, we felt so blessed to be part of that.
I finished in 5:04:39, and Mitch finished in 5:39:56 which is really incredible considering he had severe knee pain from about mile 8 on and had to hobble and limp his way through much of the race. Had that been me I probably would have called it a day and pulled out of the race.
Our legs are sore, and walking around after sitting for any length of time is a challenge. Other than Mitch's swollen knee we are feeling pretty good. It was an amazing experience but I think we are both glad that it's over with!