Part 4 of The San Francisco Marathon! Today is race day! Note: this post is mostly photos. 63 of them to be exact :). The main race recap is at the end. Don't worry, you can zoom right to the bottom for it :).
For some strange reason, my body decided to wake up at 2:30 a.m. A full two hours before I was supposed to get up - lovely! Finally rolled out of bed at 4:30 a.m. God, I love race mornings.
Seeing the runners from the balcony I felt that they needed a good morning greeting and did so :). You have to find the humor in the dawn of a new day :).
The race started at 5:30am and my wave started around 5:45am. After getting a few photos, I dashed to my corral. Halfway there I realized I still had on my long sleeve running shirt! Oops! So back to Gear Check and ditched it. See ya on the flip side baby! It was a gorgeous morning. I love seeing the sun rise as we run. What a perfect way to wake up!
RACE RECAP: The San Francisco Marathon ROCKED. From the expo to the start line to the custom art signs at each mile to the triva question and answer signs along the course to the funky music bands to the finish line festival, it really was a spectacular day. Writing about it six weeks later I am still excited about it!
This race was like a home cooked meal. You felt at home. Welcome. Like the race cared about you. It was awesome!
I ran this race as a training run and to have fun! And that I did. In fact, I didn't just have fun, I had the time of my life! Yes, running 26.2 miles is a blast! The weather was PERFECT. It remained overcast all day. The spectators were awesome. The volunteers friendly. The finish line was one of the best I have ever seen! The blue lanterns made for a lovely, party feel.
I love running. And I loved running The San Francisco Marathon.
Make sure you put this race on your calendar for future years!