Here is sunset over Phoenix on Sunday. We climbed up Camelback Mountain after the marathon - it is a really technical climb requiring 4 points of contact a lot of the way, but so much fun to scramble over all those boulders to the top. But we made it and the sunset was awesome. It gets dark really fast, so we were stupidly descending in the dark much of the way. Still awesome, though.
This is me breaking a full sweat climbing up.
This is me around mile 15 showing that I liked this band the best.
Here are Mark (my training buddy from home), Erin, Lana, and Sarah freezing while waiting for the gun to go off. It would turn out to be a beautiful day for running. It was Mark's first marathon and he was strong and cheerful the whole way. I lost him around mile 22 as I started getting a lot of phone calls - thankfully - because I was getting tired and wanted to walk a little. My last 3 or 4 miles were 11:05 pace! Thanks for calling everybody - that was relief.
Erin has success before the start! Phew!!!!!
The blogger dinner at Macaroni Grill.
Trimama and Lana.
Sarah, IronGreg, and IrongirlNyhus at dinner.
Me and Commodore! It's been way too long, buddy. It was great seeing you, Carol and mighty Mo. Comm PR'd the half marathon with something crazy like a 1:46.
And I finally met Momo! Love, love, love her - how can you not? And Frankie is adorable and funny.
Trimama, IrongirlNyhus, me, Commodore and Lana.