We arrived Wed night and had dinner with Catherine and her brother Tony who was visiting from California. Thursday was sighseeing in downtown and then dinner with friends of Catherine who all seemed to have a Colorado connection!
Friday morning Tucker, Tony and I headed to meet our monoski friends for a day of skiing at Steven's Pass. We brought boots and borrowed boards -
It was great except for the rain which froze on my goggles preventing any real good sight of what was going on around me. I took 2 runs and called it a day. But, it was a GOOD day!
The following day - Saturday - was the half marathon. It was beautiful and warm (50s). But, I had never run a half marathon. I have walked one after some biking and swimming (1/2 Ironman) but have never run one. I was scared and excited and unsure how things would pan out. I followed my coach's plan and finished 1 hour faster than the 13.1 miles that I walked in my 1/2 Ironman last year! (the finisher's medal is a bottle opener)
I followed this guy FOREVER and finally passed him around mile 8 or so... thank goodness. He had the same saying tattooed on his calf. Odd, but motivating. He high fived me at the turn around as I passed him! Such a low key race and such a good crowd!
We had brunch. I took a shower and then we saw the wooden boat exhibit and then were off to Gregg and Darcy's house for dinner! But first.... it started raining and we headed out with them on their boat to pick up the evening's dinner - crab!