Doomsday Hill is what everyone absolutely hates and celebrates the most - it was tough but I just put my head down and charged up the hill as steady as I could and it was over quickly. The rest of the walk into town was great and the participants were all in a great mood after dealing with Doomsday Hill.
At mile 6 or so, we were passed up by a group of soldiers from Ft. Lewis who had their full gear and kit - 55 pound packs on their backs! Kind of put things in perspective and my feet didn't hurt as much after seeing those soldiers!
It was a great experience to cross that finish line and the walk to get the coveted Bloomsday 2009 Finisher t-shirt was awesome. I am already looking forward to next year and bettering my time!
I really like the feel of a book in my hands and the convenience but heck, these are FREE BOOKS! I have started on Eric Flint's "1632" series using the olde fashioned papyrus version but will check out some of the other authors and titles listed on this site.