The course was hillier than I am used to. Mile ~1.25 - 1.75 was fairly challenging, but then I saw Tim and Conor just before the 2 mile mark and got a second wind. The course went through a residential area and was pretty empty, except for a few folks who turned out to cheer. While I appreciate the sentiment, I really wish people wouldn't yell, "Good for you!" as I run by. Was I really that pathetic looking??!!
I was doing okay until I made the turn to the finish, which was on the middle school track. My legs were Jell-O at this point. I started worrying I might trip and fall in front of everyone, but managed to cross the finish line without calling (more) attention to myself.