It's been kind of a long week of trying to find interesting things to do in the Fargo area. There really isn't a whole lot to begin with, plus it managed to rain the last 3 days. But I did take a nice drive halfway across Minnesota and another a couple to a wildlife refuge and a state park the other two rainy days. Lots of wide open spaces and lovely rivers and lakes around here.
At the marathon today there were lots of Marathon Maniacs and I even got into the group photo for a change.
The last couple of miles I was about ready to fall down because I was so tired. A group of several other Marathon Maniacs caught up with me - fast walking. That's always embarrassing when walkers catch up and pass you when you think you are still running! I joined into the walk with them and quickly found I could also walk as fast as they were walking. Actually, I was really impressed because I was moving much faster and felt a whole lot less tired. I guess they know what they are talking about when the training people suggest run/walk as a good way to complete a marathon. It was fun having people to race with and talk to instead of always being the loner.
It's nice to know I can survive running marathons on back to back weekends still. But boy do I need to speed up and trim down. I'm ridiculously out of shape and plan to focus when I get back home.