Low so far today: 44
So really the reason I started running with Matthew and Karen this summer was so we could run the Equinox Marathon relay which took place today. Today also happens to be Karen's birthday.. and at least two other runners' birthdays as well. :-) I never watched a marathon in real life til today, either. It was such a fun event and almost everyone looked great coming into the end. I always imagined what you see at the ones on TV where the finishers look like they're going to keel over.. but I guess a lot of those marathons happen in 80-degree weather. Definitely different from here. :-P I ran the first leg of the marathon to start our team off (way too early in the morning, btw... I was still discombobulated from the morning at the start), Matthew did the brutal uphill portion and Karen finished off the last 9 miles for us, Team Running Bear. Karen got me running in the picture below.
Below is my coworker Mike with about 4 miles to go. He is a regular marathoner.
Here's some pictures I took after I was done running. Here's Kristen rocking the course and in good spirits.Lena with a smile on her face as well!
My coworker Eric rocked out at the mile 22 water area with his band, Yellowjackets in the Outhouse. We even got them to play Happy Birthday for Karen coming up the hill.A swath of runners head up Goldhill.