Well I finished the thing. The last three miles were a killer and I was having serious doubt about finishing the thing but I never gave up. I kept telling myself just three more minutes. Little by little the miles ticked away :)
My body definitely felt the 17 miles when I was done. I am currently riding in the car and sporting compression sleeves. Hopefully my body does not feel it too bad tomorrow.
Like the hubs told me today, I got this marathon if I can handle 17 I can do 26.2 :)