Thank you for all of the well-wishes for Saturday's marathon! I read every comment but still haven't had a chance to reply.
I had a great time doing the race. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere was exciting. I finished the marathon in 5:20:16, and I'm very happy with that time even though I was hoping to make it under 5 hours. I was right on track until around mile 20 when my lower back tightened up and I had to pull off the trail every few minutes to stretch it out. Oh well. I had various family members cheering me along the way, so hopefully I'll get some of their photos to share soon! The only one I have right now is a very unflattering self portrait of myself eating Cheetos after I was done.
Surprisingly, I'm not sore today, just a little tight in my hips. I'm even excited to get back on some shorter runs later this week. But for now, I'll relax and do other things.