After five years of injuries, setbacks and life interruptions, I was finally able to get to the starting line of a marathon. I had big plans and had some goals that I felt were quite attainable. Unfortunately, the race didn’t go as planned and I ended up struggling through the last 10k and missed even my “safe” goal time. There are a few things I could have done differently and a few things I would adjust for next one. While it’s easier to point to a few things that didn’t break my way during the race I know the bottom line was, I just didn’t get it done.