We woke up at 4:15 to the sonorous "mooooooooooooo" alarm of Elsie's iPhone alarm. it was truly "The Butt-crack of dawn."
Breakfast... We'd gone to Sbux the day before to get instant coffee and oatmeal. In case you didn't know, Sbux will sell you their oatmeal sans water. Our room had a single cup at a time coffee maker, so we started running water through it constantly.
Betty made breakfast for us. YES! The neon-day-glo-lime-green running shirts are BACK!!!!
Good morning Sunshines!!!!
It's dark out"
We did the usual bag-check, which way should we go routine and as we made our way to the starting corrals we ran into Penny and RBR!!! I was so excited to meet Stacey...as you can see, it took us awhile to get used to each other!
off to the PPs. This is Betty, Elsie & Mik doing their bizz. (you'll have to take my word for it).
I could be wrong, but these Porta-a-potties could charge higher rents just for the view! That's the Bay Bridge in the background.
I was getting really thirsty, so I decided to do a little warmup jog on the bayfront path and hopefully find a drinking fountain. It was a beautiful Morning on the bay.
Unfortunately, in my morning jaunt, I got separated from the rest of the herd...I know that Elsie and Betty are up there somewhere... Ah well, RBR and Willie were close behind me (which turned out to be a really excellent thing)...and in no time at all, we were off.
Headed toward The Golden Gate Bridge. When I paused to take this shot RBR slapped me on the ass (Thank you) and we ran the next few miles together, which was awesome and fun and kept my mind off the stress I was starting to feel in the PF region of my right foot. we chatted about peeps we met, the joys of teaching high school summer school and lord knows what else.
OK...I'll write more later but my iBlogger ap on the iPad keeps crashing when I add more photos, so I'll leave you in suspense about the rest of the race and day...oh, wait a minute, I already told you how it ended. No matter, I have many good stories about the rest of the day, and rest assured, it ends with this...
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