Today was the day and it was great! The weather was super and perfect for a run. My friend Sheri, yes the same one that ran the Chicago marathon last week, ran the whole way with me. It was good to have someone to encourage me along the way. She did such a great job with her encouragement and just being there with me that I improved my time over last year by five minutes, YEAH! I did end up walking a couple of times and did not accomplish my "no walking race", but I did finish with the 1st place finisher of the marathon. That works really well if you want a lot of cheering at the end. I just pretended they were all cheering for me.