The one sentence summary: I did it.
Time: 28:29:19 (according to the engraving on the back of my buckle)
Place: 5th woman, overall: I have no clue, but top 30 I think.
How was it? Well, stay tuned for what is sure to be an epic length race report, but I will say that the last 30 miles or so were ugly. Very ugly. I also finally understand the race motto, "A glimpse of heaven, a taste of hell." Although I would say it was much more than a glimpse and a taste, on both counts.
Huge thanks go out to my pacer Sarah, without whom I definitely would not have made it, and to my husband Andrew for staying up all night and cheering.