I didn't know how the Southhamptons marathon was going to go. I only had a two-week break, I didn't fully recover until two days ago, how do people do this every day. This marathon was going to be the 6th marathon or the half-year mark. My closest friend came to see me run the marathon. I was so happy considering all other marathons besides the first one was just by myself.
At the start line, I saw a familiar face from the Loonies marathon. We chatted for about the course and he said there is nothing to worry about. This helped me relax and have a strong start. Besides the rain and wind, getting to see all the houses in the Hamptons kept me motivated. I would make up elaborate stories to why someone owns a house in the Hamptons to keep my mind away from the pain of constant motion. I reached the half marathon point to where my friends, Eric and Jess, waited to cheer me on.
The last portion went well. This was the first marathon where no mind games took over. Of course, there is going to be pain from moving as fast as I can for 6 hrs and my upper body will be exhausted from holding 5 gallons of water over my head, but I felt great. My mind worked to push myself all the way to the finish. for the last 7 miles, nothing could stop me. I was going to finish this marathon the fastest I can. After 6 hrs and 8 minutes, I made it across the finish line. I was so happy and couldn't see myself anywhere else at that moment.