Also, I was lucky enough to meet up with my friends at the race and during the race I saw lots of friends from the VT100 including the Race Director Julie Hutchison. She is so SWEET!!! And gave me the best hug at mile 15 when I was starting to struggle.
I am not sure if I will ever return because this year (and apparently every other year) it rained and made the course so muddy. This made it really slick and the entire time I struggled to stay on my feet. While I did not fall, I did crash into a few tree's and stumbled well over 100 times. And I pretended the course was a slip and slide and would walk up one step and slip backwards 4 or 5!
My post race shower was nearly 1 hour and I am not convince I am clean. But it is good enough because I am exhausted.