How glad am I that I did it way back then, and not this year? The course was bleak the year I did it, but there were no chaotic and disappointing diversions.
So it's been 10 years since my first marathon! I guess I'll go buy myself some tin to celebrate my anniversary. Wow.
The only time I've ever bought a race photo. But, I remember saying to myself, "I'll probably never do anything stupid like run a marathon again, so I should buy the photo to prove I did it."