Today was worth every tear, every ache and pain, every llllllong training run, every orange G2 I’ve had over the past 3 months and every single step of the 26.2 miles that I covered. The last two miles of the race was the most exhilerating experience of my life. They say that a first time marathon runner can’t explain the feelings that they have as they close on the finish line and now I know exactly what they are talking about. Thank you to my mom and dad for being along the course and cheering me on. Seeing you guys at mile 25.6 was what kept me going through the mentally and physically challenging miles (21 through 23 were the WORST!) Meg and I crossed the finish line holding hands and pumping our fists…very cheesy and quite adorable. I was so glad that we were able to stay together through the entire thing. Thanks to Meg’s family for keeping us fired up through out the long 4 hours and 25 minutes and 55 seconds. I do have a few photographs from the event, but tonight I’m moving kind of slow and my beddy-by is calling my name. So tonight is a result only kind of night. I was pumped with my finish in my division…hey Meg, we didn’t finish last!

October 20, 2008 - 7:45 am

Mary Ann - Congratulations! It was a great day and Dad and I were so proud of you Megan. Rest up… count down to Auburn is on!

Ps. Sauce says she loves eating at Grammy’s.

October 21, 2008 - 3:44 pm

Kallie - CONGRATS!!!! That is so exciting!!! :).. Now you can say you are a marathon runner :). Great Job!!

November 13, 2008 - 9:23 pm

Claire Charlton, Detroit Running Examiner - Well done, Megan! Great time for your first marathon. Sounds like you had a great day. Do you have another goal? p.s. your photographs are beautiful. nice work.