Divas Half Marathon
The Divas Half Marathon is a fun race for the ladies with a flat course (runway) along the bay. It was great to unwind and just have fun. They had great music along the course, and lots of support at the aid stations. There were some great signs out there. My favorite: "You're not the pope, you can't quit". After putting in a long morning of cardio I was feeling it. I did it in 2:02. The finish line party was fabulous. We received pink boas, tiaras and roses for our photos. There was bubbly and ginger ale, carb-o-licious treats, with music and dancing. Great motivation!
The weather was perfect for running. The clouds had moved in and offered some cover from the hot sun. I have been testing out running the half after biking to the races to practice "running off the bike", but the bike part is leisurely commute pace for now. The distance from SF to Burlingame is 18 miles, very doable, and it counts for the Team Bike Challenge. I eat and hydrate on the bike and then I'm already warmed up and ready to run. It would be nice to be able to get a swim in there somewhere. This makes half-marathon #5 for the year in the Thirteen 13.1s in 2013 Challenge and #10 total.