The Marathon


Last time we chatted I was about to do my second ever MARATHON — I was nervous, excited, and ready to get up to San Francisco. A few weeks have passed, and I am happy to report the marathon was awesome! Most of you probably saw the photo updates on Instagram and Twitter, but just in case you didn’t, here are some highlights of the 2012 Nike Women’s Marathon. Photo collages courtesy of my lovely mother.

Highlights of the trip: crossing the finish line after 26.2 miles with SMILES on our faces, eating anything we wanted for a couple of days {San Francisco, yum}, a view of the Bay Bridge the second we stepped out of our hotel, countless laughs and encouraging moments with Mom and Sandy, dominating the public transit system {you’ve got nothing on us, BART/MUNI!}.


Strange moments of the trip: Watching a man attempt to steal NyQuil from a 7-Eleven, observing a drug deal {or twelve} as we walked around town, having to pay 10 cents any time we wanted a bag to carry our purchases in, risking our lives every single time we got into a taxi.

San Francisco has a special place in my heart, and even though it’s filled with lots of crazies, it’s a really fun place to spend a weekend, and an even better place to run a marathon… especially with your {almost} sixty year old Mom!

NWM 2013 – who’s with me??