26.2, Chicago weather, and a tooth.

Well, I crossed the finish line after 26.2 miles. That’s really all I can say about my performance. I did not complete the race nearly as quickly as I would have liked, but there were extenuating circumstances.

It was a lovely day in Chicago for a stroll. For sightseeing. Not for a marathon. It was hot for a marathon. Brutally hot. The official high was something like 84 degrees, but I saw more than one of those thermometers on bank buildings registering 85, 89, 87. And it was sunny. I got my worst sunburn of the year.

In other news, BabyHope’s first tooth broke through her bottom gum on Sunday. It looks like the second might not be far behind.

~ by Larisa on October 15, 2008.

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  1. WOW! I am so impressed with you. I don’t think I could ever do that. I can’t believe BabyHope just cut her first tooth. You are very lucky. Cooper has 6 now and they are very sharp.

  2. Super congrats! The heat sucks–sorry about that. But you finished and that’s awesome!

  3. That’s so impressive! Congratulations on finishing!

  4. Congrats! That is awesome. And it can’t be right that BabyHope is getting a tooth at the same time that Elle is. I am not catching any breaks with this kid.

  5. What an accomplishment!!! Congratulations. You should be VERY proud of yourself.
    Oh teething—I found that the “Teething Feeder” was a huge help. I would put frozen pieces of fruit and Chrisitan would chomp away at it. The netting only lets the smallest amount fruit through and the coldness helped with the sore gums. It was a life saver.

  6. Congratulations on finishing… it’s a big deal that you survived it.

    Aren’t the teensy teeth just adorable?

  7. That is such a great accomplishment to complete a marathon – congratulations! Don’t be too disappointed with whatever your time was because that is ridiculously hot to be running that far!
    You’ll have to post some pics soon of the new toothy grin when they are visible in a picture 🙂

  8. I am so amazed by you, Mrs. Hope. What a great tribute to your brother.

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