Friday, August 3, 2012


 I got pink chalk dust in my color bag.

SF 1/2 Marathon, 13.1 in the bag

The Starting Line
Wow, 6 weeks after tearing the plantris tendon in my right leg, I finished the first half of the SF Marathon. It  was a cool, foggy SF summer morning, perfect racing weather.
My goal was just to finish as much of the race as I could. I wanted to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Best smell of the race: cheese garlic sourdough bread being baked at Boudin Bakery in Fisherman's Wharf.

The Bridge

Best sight: The Golden Gate Bridge. Over the bridge where the cars normally drive.  Too foggy for water picts but the bridge is beautiful in the fog. Pavement had great texture so took pict of the concrete.Now that is what happens when the 1/2 marathon is taking so long, start taking picts of concrete. 

Feeling good. Down a steep hill in the Presidio.  Passed the 10 mile marker. Geez at this point it's only another 3.1, so why not finish? It's just a couple of more hills, a little up, a little down, past a WWII bunker built in the hillside next to the ocean, past the golden church domes in the  Russian district off Geary, up a couple more hills, around a corner and the finish line ahead.

Remembering our fallen heroes

The Finish

Finish time about 3:30. Tortoise speed but the tortoises finished the race.

Worth the Hurt