Sunday, June 26, 2011
Yesterday I had the priviledge of running the Seattle Rock'n'Roll half marathon. 13.1 miles along some of the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen: through a Seattle neighborhood, along the Puget Sound, across a stretch of freeway, down an offramp, and into Downtown Seattle.
Katie, Marcus, Elise, Mike and I headed to the starting line at 5:45 a.m. with about 26,000 other crazy people. I was relieved with how soon I heard the first band playing and saw the first mile marker. The people cheering along the sidelines were so encouraging, the bands were so fun, the race was super diverse, and the relief at the end was so great!
I don't know how many more of these races I have in me, but a big shout out for my family for talking me into this and for Chelsea, Nate and the kiddos who were there to congratulate us at the finish line.