Unbeknownst to me a 50K was happening along the lakefront today as well. At first I thought some guy had left a bib on from a previous race because normally there are signs up or the path is closed. Then I saw a few more and was actually able to read one of the racers bibs as I passed him. These people seriously motivated me to finish strong. They started before me and overall looked really strong and still going when I passed them again nearly 3 hours later. If I was feeling pain I could only imagine what these runners felt with no crowd support and few aid stations.
Oh and having Lady Gaga's Pokerface and Flo Rida's Low shuffle at the most perfect point helped get the booty moving too ;) Plus my hubby met me for the last 1.5 miles. Although he is not the best pacer as he tends to move a little too fast for me when I've already run over 18 miles he kept me moving. See everything just fell into place so fantastically today! Now it's nap time then dinner with friends (Indian food - yummy! Their first experience so I'm excited for them!) I'm treating myself to the large Kingfisher beer tonight :)