LA Marathon DONE!! That race was tough, with a lot of ups and downs. Most importantly though: my knee did not give out (too much), and not only did I finish the race, but I qualified for Boston again!!! The day started off crazy with our bus getting lost and us getting to the starting line late. Then my glute cramped so bad at mile 8 that by mile 13 I had to stop and stretch - twice! And then at mile 25 my calves decided they had had enough. So much of my body was telling me to quick, but when I saw my favorite cheerleader - aka Mr. Run.It.Off - I knew my body was going to have to do a lot more than just cramp a little to get me to quit!! By the time I reached the final stretch, I focused on just finishing. There was no crazy sprint, no burst of energy, just me praying to make it across the finish line without falling - and I did!! Congrats to all the other runners who finished this amazing race!!