No one ever said that I couldn’t keep writing blogs for the San Francisco Marathon…no one took away the Ambassador shirt I’ve been running in all year or said that I am no longer an Ambassador just because the Golden Gate Bridge’s traffic lanes are again closed to runners, the water stations have run dry, the finish line has been dismantled, and 26.2 miles of San Francisco streets have lost all evidence of the race run on them last weekend. So, as far as I’m concerned, even though the race is over, I am still an Ambassador and will continue to be one, blog posts and all, until the marathon staff revokes my WordPress password or serves me a cease and desist notice.
With that in mind, I feel compelled to provide a recap of a weekend that exceeded even the lofty expectations of my last blog post. But where to start with a weekend that was positively brimming with great times in the company of even better people, exuberant reunions with old friends and hopeful meetings with new friends, and wonderful memories that will no doubt last a lifetime? …and I haven’t even gotten to the race itself yet!
Mom, Sis, and I arrived in San Francisco about 2 p.m. the Friday before the race. I promptly visited the expo to announce that I was present and ready to be put to work. Jojo welcomed me with her characteristically warm smile and immediately introduced me to Bart Yasso…yes, you read that right, the Dalai Lama of running, Bart Yasso!! As much as Bart’s vast knowledge of running and insightful training tips and running strategies have helped us all, I was most impressed that he is […]