Sunday, July 26, 2009

Spectator Report: SF Marathon

Just wanted to do a quick post to congratulate my blogging friends that participated in the SF marathon today.

Tara, Roadbunner, and Julianne all kicked butt in the full marathon and Aron, Maritza, and Chic Runner rocked the half marathon.

They all had special victories but it's not my place to spoil the news so all I will say is CONGRATS again!

I'll admit, I was *thisclose* to almost signing up for the half (despite doing a half last weekend) since everyone was doing it and I'm very weak when it comes to peer pressure.

But ultimately, I decided my legs were not up to it and also my wallet preferred to keep the $100, thank you very much.

So instead, I joined the Nike run in Danville for a recovery 6 miler, first run since the half. I knew I made the right decision because as soon as I started running, my legs felt pretty heavy.

I didn't want to completely miss out on the SFM experience, so I headed over to SF after my run. I was able to catch up with Chic Runner (first time meeting her!) and Maritza at mile 26 to cheer on Julianne who was a first time pace leader for the 4:45 group. They (along with Tara) had made some really hilarious cheer signs which definitely got a lot of attention, especially from the opposite sex, heehee.

Later we all headed to Gordon Biersch for a post celebration lunch which ended up being a really fun blogger meet up. I got to meet a bunch of people that I had only seen in pictures (like ROHO Kristin, Aron's husband, Tara's roommmate, haha...) Plus Kristin brought cupcakes for Tara's birthday! (And not just any cupcake, Kara's Cupcakes, yum!!!)

All in all, it was a very fun Sunday.


Here's a pic of some of us that was shamelessly stolen from Julianne. (Thanks Julianne!)

(Left to right): Me, Kristin, Tara, Maritza, Aron, Danica (Chic Runner), and Julianne


Anonymous said...

All you girls on the west coast are so luck! Glad you had a great day.

Amanda said...

It sounds like a great time!

Mica said...

I'm glad you got to participate, even if you didn't run in it. You CA bloggers have too much fun. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I think that only distance runners can truly enjoy watching a friend run a marathon from start to finish. After sometimes training with Monica, we had such fun rooting for her at the 2008 NY Marathon while eating, shopping for French linens and admiring NY architecture. We stood in 3 locations and spotted her each time! Her time was terrific!

joyRuN said...

It sounds like such a fun time both from the running & spectating perspective! Too awesome :D

Anonymous said...

I am SO glad I got to see you yesterday!!! we will have to meet up again sometime soon :)

Chic Runner said...

It was SO fun to meet you too. (even though I feel like we are best friends already! :) ) ha ha, glad you had fun and thank you for everything! and cheering with us, minus the bloody nipple man

RoadBunner said...

It was great to see you!! I missed the group photo op :( I agree that the Nike run was the better option (free, plus punches!) if you weren't feeling the half. And you still got all the fun stuff out of the SFM experience :)

aron said...

soooo fun to see you sunday!! we need to hang out more!

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