Blogy blog blog. It’s time to blog.
This past weekend (Sunday, Jan 16th) was the rescheduled South Pole Marathon. Unfortunately the weather turned to crap again (literally just for the day and then calmed down right afterwards) but 12 people still ran! Only 3 people were to finish the full marathon (out of 7 signed up). I was one of the DNFs …. but my DNF was only 0.1 miles into the race. My IT band said no 😦 .
I ended up spending the whole time cheering people on and manning the aid station and congratulating finishers. I spent 8 hours out there doing my cheerleading duties! It’s rewarding to do that, but also damn hard to watch everyone running and not be able to participate . Ah well, there’s always next year.
Although I didn’t run on marathon day, I was still awarded a certificate for my 24hr endurance run. I also made medals for each runner (with the help/design of SPT winterover Aman) which, if I do say so myself, are pretty sweet. I might have to make one for myself for the 24hr run…
I also crunched the numbers from my run. Average temp was -10F with an average windchill of -28F ; quite a bit warmer than the marathon!