OF COURSE, it's raining. It wouldn't feel right to run a half marathon without a nice steady rain! My first half was 3 years ago in June: rainy and cold. My second was last October: Rainy and cool. And now we're here in Eugene. Hooray!
Some fun things:
- This is the first race I've run that has bands playing throughout the course. A little Pink Floyd goes a long way.
- And fans! Oh, the crowd! It is definitely the biggest (road race) spectator group I've ever run in front of. It makes me cry.
- I passed an old guy who had Sharpeed on his race number, "#98: X marathon, #99: Eugene Marathon, #100: Maui Marathon." I was going to shake his hand but he had socks in one and food in the other.
- We got to see some of beautiful Eugene, the famous Hayward Field, and eat at Cafe Yumm. Dangit, missed Prince Pücklers.
Today we're all recovering and (I'm) reveling in self-satisfaction; napping, not exercising, drinking hot chocolate out of demitasse. Where's my Bon-Bons?!