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As I entered the aid station I quickly handed off both of my water bottles to be re-filled. My wife, who I am so glad made it to the race, brought my drop bag over to me. I decided to change my shirt. I was soaked and it felt good to put on a fresh shirt. I was grazing over the aid station table while also explaining to her how I had fallen with less than a mile to go before the end of the first loop, when she interrupted me and said “stuff your pockets and go!” I was caught off guard but also flattered. She was right, the clock was running.
It was nice having company. Chris asked if I had turned off my head lamp off at all. I hadn’t but decided to try it. After my eyes adjusted, Chris and I, spent the next few miles hiking and running under the moonlight. It was cool and made the experience that much more enjoyable. After falling a second time, I turned my headlamp back on.