It was after mile 8 that the terrain got funky. There was ankle deep water to go through in GMP and then mud for 300 yards with loose footing. At mile 9ish the streets were under water and grew in depth to over 18 inches for several more hundred yards. These were not ideal running conditions, but the water felt good on my legs. I was not able to run through some of the deep water.
Joanna and Amy were the first to greet me, Amy taking me through the finish-line conveyor belt to Carita and Margaret, the photo booth, and more friends and family. I was stoked. It took me a good half an hour to get feeling well enough to have something to eat in the athlete-food tent; thanks Matt of Rhode Island for dining with me. After food and a 10 minute massage, I was good to go.