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Half Marathon Complete (yayyyy)

Monday, December 02, 2013

Sparkie IRP1114 and I completed our first half marathon yesterday! We were so excited! There were about 15,000 entrants between the four races (full marathon run, full marathon walk, half marathon run, half marathon walk).

Here's the starting line:



We ran down 5th avenue



and then up the express ramps to I-90. It was very strange to be a pedestrian on this vehicle only ramp:



There are a couple of hills that are scary looking but ended up not being as bad as I thought they would be. Here's interlaken Blvd. Beautiful scenery and goes through a quiet ravine:



There were fiddlers there too:



Later, on the home stretch, there was a fella giving out donut bites:



The race ended with a short but significant hill at the end (kind of made you want to say shucks):



Then, we rounded the corner into memorial stadium.....



......and IRP and I ran and crossed the line together:



....and got our medals :)




It was so much fun and such a neat race to work up to. Maybe the full marathon next year? :)




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