>> Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Sunday (the 4th of July), Pharmie took place in the inaugural “Red, White, and Boom Half Marathon” in Minneapolis. She ran it with her brother-in-law, Borsch. I was just there to cheer! So I threw my mountain bike on the bike rack, drove Pharmie and Borsch to the start, and biked around to try to see them at a few points along the race.
Here’s what the day looked like in photos:
Pharmie and Borsch walking to the start.
Potty line. They needed more potties.
Pharmie and Borsch pre-race.
Pharmie and I pre-race. I wore the “Leisure Suit” jersey to be easier to spot.
At the start, probably around the 2:15 pace group.
Pharmie running by at the start.
Borsch running by at the start.
People still coming out of the potties and starting the race.
That’s Matt in the red shorts
Borsch running by as the rain picked up.
Strangers running in the rain.
So then I biked up to mile 11. I stood RIGHT at the mile marker and cheered for all the runners going past. I yelled to most of them: “Mile 11 is RIGHT HERE! Nice work!! Just 2.1 miles left!” I think lots of them liked that, because as soon as I said “mile 11,” many of them would look around, spot the mile marker, and take their split. I think I was helping out!
It was sprinkling the whole time I was at mile 11. Sometimes it poured. I’d get out the camera when it wasn’t pouring:
Runners at mile 11.
Pharmie running by!
Pharmie running past.
Crossing the line!
Heading to the finish!
I wrote 2 Examiner articles about the race, and both contain a slide show of a BUNCH of images from the event. Click here to check out the first one, and click here to see the second.
Thanks everyone!! Oh, and make sure to scroll down to yesterday's post to enter yourself in the new giveaway!