Monday, August 22, 2016

Race Recap

Photo by Patrick Jones. Reykjavik, 19 Aug 2016.
It feels great to write "I finished!" after successfully completing my first marathon. On Saturday I ran the Reykjavik Marathon. After months of training, I did it. The achievement would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of a great friend who joined me on my crazy journey to Iceland. I'll have a bit more photos to follow over the next few days. The legs are sore, but otherwise I feel pretty good. Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon on Sunday certainly helped with the recovery.
Photo from Twitter, I'm in the orange shirt on the left.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Reykjavik Marathon start line. 20 Aug 2016.
The organizers did a wonderful job with the race. It was so helpful to have all the locals cheering, rock bands playing on the route, and well-stocked refreshment stops along the way. The "Afram Island" cheers really lift the spirits. I would recommend this race to anyone.

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