Good morning everyone! Well, Kristie and I are back from San Antonio and done with races 43 and 44! I can't believe we are almost done with our 50 races! Last night I was looking at all of our medals so far and it is pretty amazing.
I will be quick this morning since I have a lot of things to get done before work. I love San Antonio so it was nice being there for the weekend. The weather was nice. Friday and Saturday we had temps in the 70's! Both races are in downtown San Antonio near the Riverwalk. The 5k start was a little chilly for me (about 47) but I warmed up pretty quick. We kept the pace fairly easy because of the half on Sunday and also because I am still dealing with this pneumonia-like cold. I wore a little Santa outfit and Kristie wore a Christmas sweatshirt. San Antonio was decorated for Christmas so we fit right in.
We spent some time walking around the Riverwalk in the day and night because it is so beautiful. We ate some yummy food too. I lived in San Antonio when I was a kid and I can remember coming to the Riverwalk when there was only a few Mexican restaurants there. Even without all of the stores and restaurants they have now, I loved going down there, it was a treat. If you have never been to San Antonio I highly recommend it. It is one of the friendliest cities.
The half started chilly also and actually stayed overcast for the whole race. A short way into the race a man by me started going down and had to be helped to the ground by several of us. Luckily there was a police officer just across the street so we yelled for him and then he called 911. I am not sure what happened to the man but my first thought was that he was having a heart attack. I hope he was ok. After that I just kept a comfy pace and even took a few pictures.
At mile 4 they have the Blue Mile with the photos of fallen soldiers, police, firemen. I find it very difficult to run that mile. I try to look at the pictures and show respect for the men and women who gave their lives but honestly I found that I have to just look forward or I will get emotionally choked up.
I really liked both of these races. The half had more hills then I previously remembered but the last time I did it was in a downpour. It was nice to have course support and some bands and spectators this time. It was a lonely race last time.
Here are a few pictures from our weekend. Use the arrows to scroll through.
I also took some other funny pictures:
A couple of funny signs I saw in a gift shop:
Well, that's it for today. I hope your week is off to a good start! Don't forget, if you want to do the Virtual Oh Fuuuddgge 5k with me, Laura and Chris let me know. We plan to do it December 21st.
15 days until Christmas y'all, better get busy! Yay!