Race pics are in so I guess it's time for a race report. For the second year in a row I didn't get that sub 3:30 (I may need to re-evaluate this goal 😬). Same as last year... I knew within the first 3 miles it wasn't my day. Legs were heavy and heart was roaring (not a good combo), and such a heartbreaker since I'd had three 20 milers in training that left me feeling confident. Somewhere around mile 5 I decided to go for it anyway.... maybe with plenty of Gu and a little luck I might stay on target 🤷🏻♀️. But as the miles slipped by I knew there was no sub 3:30 happening that day, and the wall hit hard again at mile 20. Lessons learned: 1) don't wear slick fancy running socks! My foot slid all over the place and boy are my toenails mad now 😣 2) A dedicated running partner @kspend is an amazing thing... I only missed three runs this summer, and all three were when one of us was out of town. 3) I've got to readjust my taper/carbo-loading schedule. My legs were HEAVY starting 5 days out from race day... my Friday shakeout run didn't leave me with high hopes for the next day. 😔 Blessings realized: 1) I have a way supportive husband and kids that love me a whole lot (already knew that though 😉). And that is better than any race time 💕🙏🏼. 2) We are safe and sound right now in a home that is completely intact. I ran mile 16 with a guy from FL who didn't know status of his home anymore since Irma had moved west. I had just been worrying that the aid station would run out of Gu #perspective 😔Victories: 1) I successfully used fuel for the first time this training cycle and really liked it! 2) I pushed through the wall a lot harder than last year... instead of a 6 mile walk to the finish, it was more of a 6 mile hobble... every victory counts 😉. Really, I didn't miss my goal by 18 mins, I PR'ed my "hit the wall" time by 32 mins! That's some kind of PR. 👍🏻😂 Next up: St. George. I won't be racing, but still excited to run.