Let's ignore the fact that we rebooked our flight to come in a day earlier and didn't remember to add a hotel room. Oh well. At least we didn't wait for the last minute only to realize we never registered for the race until after it was sold out (*cough2011cough*). Brain farts are an ailment too.
We were planning to head to Alaska right after the race so we brought some company. Marvin the Moose wanted to go back to his birthplace, so he came along for the ride.
|Our chauffeur meets us at the gate. Luckily Marvin packed light.|
|Tent top courtesy of Al|
If you're traveling to the race and staying downtown, be sure to take advantage of the Link light rail. For just $2.25 each way you can get to the expo at Chinatown station or continue a few more stops to Westlake station close to Pikes Market or the Monorail to the Space Needle. From the Needle, we had a two block walk to our hotel.
|The monorail has a rather famous Bunny that was left behind a few years back. Last year an Otter joined the Bunny to travel the northwest. Marvin definitely stuck close so he wouldn't be left behind.|
|Ron, Susan, Gary, Ainsley, Joe, Amy and Al. A sub-group of the 2015 Hall of Fame Banner|
|Marvin finds out how crazy his parents are and meets some of our CGI friends. We wish Shayne (lower left) the best of luck as the new Digital Marketing Manager at the DZAP Group.|
Saturday, June 13th.
Ever notice that the people who are usually closest to the starting line are the last ones to get there? That was us this time. We walked up to corral 10 just as the Gypsies were getting a group picture. We had to pull Susan away from her stretching routine to get in front of the MarathonFoto photographer.
|Photobomb by Jesus|
|Thanks to Al for the great timing.|
|We were trying to figure out a good way to take Marvin on the race, but we couldn't get him out of bed.|
There was no plan this race. Susan has been working through plantar faciitis for a few months and I wanted to keep my heart rate low until the last 5K. You see some memorable things when you expand your focus.
|This young lady was getting back in shape so she could qualify for boot camp. That's an 80 pound pack.|
|The Blue Mile was once again one of the best sights on the course.|
|By this time, Susan caught up to us. Find iPhone is a handy feature to have for those who race at different speeds.|
|We're estimating about 30 people have this medal at the halfway point of 2015. There's probably another 30 who have the 8-track and are on their way to the huge 15 Hall of Fame Heavy Medal.|
|Sorry about the shadows. I need to work on that.|