Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wow. Just. Wow.

Quick race report from the fogged-in, plane-delayed, San Francisco Airport, where we just are watching the Sox lose the AL Pennant. (Edith is from Boston...and she is beside herself with grief...I can feel it one airport away as she is in Oakland right now...what did we do to communicate such things before text-messaging was invented? Use telepathy?)

Race day today was just awesome. I'll have photos and stories later this week, but wanted to post a quick race report with our unofficial race times and a little bit of effusiveness for the great day I had. What an excellently run race. 20,000 runners, mostly women, race went off without a hitch (well...the bag check-in was a little bit of a circus, but that's pretty much splitting hairs), So, kudos to Nike and the organizers for putting on such a great race. 

I do own more Nike gear than ever. NikeTown had a very, very, good weekend.

Here are our unofficial times. 

Edith - 2:06 (PR)
Alice - 2:30 (PR)
Alberta - 2:35 (PR)
Elsie - 2:50 (PR)

Now if I could just get home, so that I can weigh in for Viv's weight loss challenge. I'm sure I did not help myself today having gorged myself on post-race fries, sammy, beer, and the BEST Bloody Mary EVAH at Jonny Foley's near Union Square. 

Great Race. Great Day. Wow. Just. Wow.

Thanks again for all your messages and positive thinking. It helped. It did.


  1. Congrats on a new PR! I can't wait to hear about the finer details!

  2. Woo Hoo!!!! Awesome race! I'm so glad you had such a great time-now where is the picture of the Tiffany schwag!!!

  3. Great Time for you,can't wait to see the pics and read the update !

  4. WTG! Sounds like you had a lot of fun, with a race thrown in.


  5. Woo Hoo!! PR BABY! You are a total ROCKSTAR!

    I am so bummed I missed you! I was afraid to leave my spot at mile 16 (13 for you guys) and go to the finish because I was afraid I would miss my friend from Boston doing the full!

    I knew you would finish at 2:30! Shit! I totally could have met you and gotten back to met her at 16. Damn, damn, damn!

    She was hurting at 16 so I jumped in and ran the rest with her. It was her first full and very cool to experience it with her. I kept waiting for someone to yell at me, but no one did. You guys had PERFECT weather! I hope that made up for the hills!

  6. YEAH ON THE PR!!! You're awesome.

    Did you like the race?? What was the bling?? I am dying to know.

  7. Whoooaaaaa look at those PRs all the way down! VERY NICE!! WHOOO HOOOO!!

  8. Great job all of you! Four great women....four PRs....well done!

  9. Congrats on your PR! Can't wait to hear more.

  10. Congratulations! I had PR, too so I guess it was just a PR kind of day which says a lot given how tough that course it.

    3 times at the Expo? You ARE tough!

  11. Congrats on your PR!!! Wow, that is fantastic. Can you imagine how much faster you'd have run on a flatter course?!?! Wow! What's next??

  12. You ladies are my heroes! I'll never miss a race with you again! I'm so proud of you all!

  13. ok...I'm going to do carlsbad...and i found a charity to run for!!!! LABS!!!! Woo hoo. I'm so excited! I can't wait to meet all of you!!

  14. Congratulations on the new PR! you rocked. I can't wait for the photos and the race update.

    the post race meal sounds divine!