I did it! It was awesome and I loved it, and I am certain I will do it again. Even when it was hard, I loved it.
4 hours, forty-four minutes and change (15 minutes faster than my goal time of 5 hours.)
More on the race later, but it behooves me to say that I never would have guessed I would have loved it as much as I did. Sure I thought I would love the finish line (and I did); but for one of the first times in my life, I actually enjoyed the journey.
PS. Yes, I wore shoes. :)