I ran this marathon with my college track and cross country friend, Jessie. I've known Jessie since high school. It was Jessie's first marathon and she did a great job and wants to run more marathons! Some of the hills during this marathon were absolutely brutal, in particular the hills in the cemetery after mile 20. I felt like I wanted someone to bury me in that cemetery. I have not been having much luck with running lately, I am scheduled to get my tonsils out at the end of January. I have felt really tired and run down a lot. I was happy to finish this marathon even though it was a struggle.