Half marathon #21!! Thank you Seattle and to the Rock and Roll Marathon organization for another awesome event.
Once again we flew our favorite Alaska Airlines to Seattle, arriving Thursday evening. Our Son picked us up from the airport after his shift!
Friday morning we walked to The Original Pancake House to begin our carb loading. This place has several unique pancakes and they have a real family friendly feel. After breakfast we headed to the Rock n Roll Seattle Expo held at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. This is a huge complex that is used my many, many events in the Seattle area. Although two story, the expo was held downstairs. Here is just one shot of the layout – Shout out to Brooks for their fun Run Happy Island!!!
Saturday was an early rise as the run began at 7AM! It turned out to be a fabulously beautiful day in Seattle!!! NO RAIN! 🙂 I captured this view on our way to the start line…
The start line is directly under the Space Needle.. .Such an incredible sight!! I was so proud to wear the fabulous Red/White/Blue with my InknBurn Patriot tank. If you haven’t seen or heard about Ink n’ Burn you really need to check then out! I am in love with the material of their apparel and all of their designs are SO unique!!!
My daughter-in-law also ran; this was her 7th year running this race 🙂
This course is really a sight!, however it is NO.JOKE!! Although Seattle is no San Francisco, it has it’s share of elevation changes… Some of the highlites are running by the beautiful Lake Washington. There is about a mile of this area that is lined with folks holding American flags and signs of service personnel who have given the ultimate sacrifice to our Country. I always find it necessary to turn of my music and hold my hand over my heart in honor of these individuals.
Finally… the end! Another successful race! Again, right underneath the Space Needle… The lovely Lauren from Marathonlar joined my daughter-in-law (they have started this race together for seven years but finished together for the first time)!!
Since I completed both RnR Portland AND RnR Seattle I earned the Pacific Peaks medal, so I came home with 2 medals… Which BTW, the TSA did not like 🙂 bag was halted through security for a double check… HA!
Another fun weekend spent with family AND running…