Anyway! This race is no joke and out of all the many races we do in San Francisco this one more than the rest embraces the hills. Meaning HILLS tons of them-all Kinds of them.
13 thoughts for 13 miles
1-Most races start in the city and end in the park. This one starts at the beach and ends in the city.
2-It starts out way early-like 6:30 and it's 20 degrees colder here than it was when we left the hotel.
3-I actually ended up wearing a short sleeve shirt and since I didn't pack one I wore the race T-which is breaking protocol for me. But was a good investment
4-Our hotel overlooked a rooftop fitness center. All the men decided to lay in the sun and stretch. They didn't know I could see them so I felt like immortalizing what they looked like. Notice there were no women stupid enough to do this.
6. At every Rock and Roll Marathon there is a barefoot Elvis running. I'm not even kidding.
7-They really have good bands at these things. One time it was Matt Nathanson -one time it was the guys who do that song about a sweater and no not wheezer. These guys are American Authors. They sing Best Day of My Life. I used to run to this song but then I wasn't having best days and i was annoyed. This band was really good though.
8-The Bridge. When you are running up the Presidio and you are so tired you think you are going to jump off the bridge-you see glimpses of that thing and you are charged up. It's the FRIGGIN GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE!!
9-So I read three running blogs religiously. Pavement Runner is one of them and he was at the race. I was too star struck to talk to him but still-there he was-I knew it was him because he always posts his gear and he wore striped socks.
10-The weather was beautiful. It was a beautiful glorious perfect day.
11-I didn't know how I would do. My weekday runs are horrible. I wish I had real housewife running time like some people do but I don't. My weekend runs have been great. I matched last year's time exactly
12-Because I upped my mileage to five miles a day I was feeling really strong. For the second race in a row I was able to sprint to the finish rather than crawl. That's such a great feeling
13-At the end Rob actually was waiting where he was supposed to. We had a stranger take a picture.
I love you San Francisco
Not even but it was a lot of fun