Happy #medalmonday ! I may have only PR’d by 11mins (I felt capable of more, I seriously underestimated the impact of downhill to my knees and hips), but time is just one mundane measurement of improvement, and overall I’m really happy with how I raced, and all the other ways I felt like I improved. I may have hit a wall at 20/21ish, but I felt overall way stronger thru to the end than I did at my first marathon. After this marathon my body didn’t feel so destroyed and dead, I was able to eat, and do more than sleep the day away, I even got a good buzz going. I also feel like I did a billions time better nutrition and hydration wise this time around, consuming 200cal of @tailwindnutrition and most of a cliff bar. So my time may not have been what I wanted, but my body is operating more efficiently, getting stronger, and recovering faster, which means way more to me than my time! Hope everyone had a positive #sugarloafmarathon experience!