Iona and madam, THANKS!!! I swear I was still smiling at the finish. It wasn't an awesome time but I really didn't care. And just thought this am, yesterday I did walk about .3 miles of it whcih the group with me said that totally counts as running the whole thing. The farthest I'd ever run without stopping was 3.1 ... I know that having real people to run for (and my sports jelly things) got me to the end!
Madam, I'll be replying to the emails I got with a couple of pics.