Here we are pre-race around 6:30am. We separated at this point and headed into our corrals.
Here is the course:
Please note the elevation on this course!
Still going. It flattened out for a little bit and then continued up hill. This was an area where I definitely walked, which I knew I was going to do.
Running up in Seacliff, past all of the huge homes...
There were these great signs on the course to keep us going!
There were a lot of bathrooms, water stops, free Clif Shot Blcks and Luna bars on the course. My favorite stop was where there were orange slices- yum!
The weather was foggy and cool - typical! I felt bad for people who traveled to this race because they could not see the GG Bridge AT ALL and I heard some people saying they were looking forward to a picture near the bridge.
Here he is coming into the finish!! He finished in 4:15. That is an AWESOME time for a first time marathon!!!
At the finish line, men in tuxedos were there with Tiffany boxes!! We got these great necklaces to commemorate the run.
This was a great race. Running with TNT can be very emotional and I definitely felt that during this race. You realize that this is not a race but something bigger that so many of us have contributed to. People are on the course cheering for you and encouraging you - it is really moving. Even Erik felt that this would have been a lot harder had all those TNT people not been on the course encouraging him.
We are also so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we received from our friends & family. The time that people took to come to our fundraisers, donate to us, and encourage us was really astonishing. We received so many texts on Sat night and Sunday Am just wishing us well and people telling us how proud they were of us. It really makes us feel blessed to have such great people in our lives.
After the race, I went over to get a big salad from the store across the street. I had my TNT jersey on and a woman asked me if I ran the race today. When I said yes, she thanked me. She just said, "Thank you so much for running this in honor of beating cancer." A nice way to end our race day.