I completed the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler! Thanks for the encouragement along the way. I never got into the full swing of training (about 3 miles was my max) but I stuck it out and ran the race. There were certainly times I had to walk, but I kept it moving as much as I could. Running with Shannon was a huge help. She kept up our pace and kept me away from my tendancy to sprint and burn out. She is a terrific running partner! Here is a picture of us crossing the finish line:
It was certainly an incredible experience. And now that I finished, I feel no desire to EVER run that far again!