Happy to run despite craziness (for reference when i look back on my races: we had the flu two nights/a morning before) at home.
LOVED seeing so many friends on the course--totally the highlight to run through my own neighborhoods.
I downed three gels throughout the course of the run (beginning, 10-mile, and 20-mile) and found those to be instrumental in the race (esp. considering my lack of food consumption the prior 2 days). Total convert to running with gels.
Lots more to report but very thrilled with my result when i didn't even think i'd be toeing the starting line! yay!!!