Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nike Women's Half-Marathon weekend

Nike Women's Half-Marathon entry is by lottery, and we got in on our first try! I took Friday off and we drove up to San Francisco.

We ground to a dead stop on the Bay Bridge:

It took us 10 hours to get to our hotel. The next morning, we walked to packet pickup:

Which was right across the street from the hotel:

Messing around in the Expo photo booth after make-overs:

After the expo we headed to the cable car to Fisherman's Wharf:

Here's a nice view from the cable car with the Bay Bridge off in the distance:

We must stop at Ghiradelli Square for chocolate!

We walked around Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. Now it's back to the hotel to get a good night's sleep (and for Cheryl to finish her homework for Monday). The next morning, we had a short walk to our corral. The early morning streets of SF are rocking!

Here are some pics from the race. We ran right up to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. Our plan was to stop there to take pictures, but it was such a foggy morning that we don't even know when we passed the Bridge.

And the results... Cheryl got plantar fasciitis in her foot last Wednesday. It was hurting her a lot, so we took it nice and easy in the race. We finished our SLOWEST half-marathon ever.

We saw Shawn Johnson (the gold medal gymnast) in Union Plaza on Saturday, and we also ran the last mile with her in the race on Sunday... we beat her. Cheryl LOVED that, since they were both in the same age group!

The results were not that great, but we had a FUN weekend! And best of all, I got to share it with my girlie!


BethieJ said...

CONGRATS Joni and Cheryl! Looks like you girls had a GREAT time!!! GREAT pictures Joni!!!

Mary said...

Your pictures are amazing. I love seeing the cable cars. It looks like you had a good time and ran a good race. Even though you consider it slow, I think you are both amazing. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. I love seeing what you are doing.