Thank you to everyone for the supportive comments and emails that you all have been sending me for the last 24 hours. Your encouragement and wisdom has been filling my heart with a lot of extra love and perspective. I realize now that maybe I was being too sensitive to a situation that I could have maybe a wee little bit took out of context. Who knows how those words were truly meant to hit me, but as I read them it was like throwing salt on an open wound. So please excuse my curtness.
Unfortunately I'm not quite ready yet to sit down and shell out my race feelings from yesterday. If you can't already guess, it was a rough morning for me as my body begun to rebel. Right now I just need some time of reflection to wrap my head around the morning and figure out what the heck is going on with my body.
That "race residue" can play tricks on the mind, so I just need some time with it before I publish my feelings across the internet.
So until then I will be playing with my little monkies...
Chase and Miles circa 2007
...and enjoying the sunshine while trying to be resourceful with my time.
Until then you can all enjoy this little video to sum up how most of the Chicago marathon finishers are feeling today.