Great job @wingin' it!
Appreciate all the kind words about my finish. The prospect of posting about another DNF to this thread helped me get through those last 10 miles despite every other part of me wanting to stop.
Ran an easy paced 10k today. Almost fully recovered from the race. Trying to decide what's next. Considering one of the Born to Run races. I've heard they're a blast.
Id recommend either:
Hoka Clifton: much lighter and a little less squishy than the Conquest.
Altra Instinct 3.0: lighter, zero drop, plenty of cushion (but not quite Hoka level), and a wide comfy toe box. If you have narrow feet you'll hate these but otherwise they're pretty great