Miles run: 20!
Amount of time if took for me to run 20! miles: 3 hours, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
Approximate number of steps I took to run 20! miles: Somewhere in the neighborhood of 16,000
Number of stops for water, snacks, and encouragement from teammates: 5
Number of salt packets consumed: 1. Ick. (Note: Salt is much more enjoyable when paired with french fries and/or tequila.)
Number of times I thought I might die: None! Zero! Zip!
Number of very sore knees the next day: 2
Number of very sore muscles following the 20 mile run: There are about 640 muscles in the human body... so, ummm... that many.
Number of times I uttered the phrase "I cannot believe I'm running 20 miles": At least 147
Number of cruise ship passengers crowding the trail in Monterey on Saturday: About eleventy thousand. Roughly.
Number of near collisions due to very crowded rec trail: Too many to count
Quantity of food consumed following 20 mile run: Probably enough to feed a small African village
Total "Caroline moment" during 20 mile run: Nearly faceplanting into a mound of iceplant. I am the personification of gracefulness.
Hours of sleep required to return to human-like state after 20 mile run: About three.
Number of times (before this weekend) that I'd thought I could ever run 20 miles: NEVER
Mindset following 20 mile run: Unabashedly, wildly proud of myself.