Guest Blogger Courtney Alev
As the days on the marathon countdown get smaller and smaller, I find myself getting excited. Really excited. Despite an exhausting around-the-world journey that conveniently is occurring in the three weeks right before the marathon (I write this blog post on Singapore Air flight 405 from Delhi to Manila), I’m ready for the fun and the excitement of marathon weekend. Last year, my first SFM, was full of fun moments that I’m looking back on fondly as I turn towards round two in a few short days.
Bart’s run. I met Bart Yasso at Big Sur Marathon in 2011 and have always been a big fan of his stories and his firm belief that running is for everyone. As the host of the SF marathon, he arrived in town a few days early and invited anyone who wished to join him for a short early morning run on the Embarcadero. Logistically, it was difficult, but who was I to pass up a chance to jog with a legend?! I arrived at the ferry building just in time expecting a huge crowd, but it was a small group that early morning. Our run was short, but I will always remember getting to chat with Bart, meet a really awesome friend, and hang out with cool like-minded people. It was probably my favorite 3-4 mile run ever. I also went to the Lululemon Shake-Out Run on Saturday which is a great time and amazing way to make new friends!
Hanging out at the Expo. I have a love/hate relationship with race expos because I go in needing nothing and leave with an unnecessary fuel belt, race merch, and sixteen new flavors of GU. But no […]