I met my team bright and early in the hotel lobby. Since our hotel was right at the race start, we got to sleep in a little bit because we could walk to the start. It was so nice to have my local "Yorkies" coaches there with us. As we were lining up for a Team picture, Coach Barb had each one of us say just one name. She told us to say the name of one single person we were running for that morning. It was so moving to hear the emotion in the teammates voices as we all said our one name. I could barely get out Katilyn's name without a tear. It was a great way remind us of the real reason we were running that morning.
read my post yesterday about the Inspiration Dinner, you will remember Annalyn. I just so happen to run into her and we chatted for the half mile up the hill. It was so great to get to know her better. After the top of this crazy hill, was about a mile of winding down hill, along the San Francisco Bay. At the bottom of the hill, we ran through a very cute San Francisco neighborhood that contained what I was told was Robin William's house. We made a sharp turn around mile 8 and there is was--the tallest, steepest hill yet.
|Best medal ever!|