It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t fun, but yes, I finished. One of the best ways to see a city is to run a race through it. I got some great shots of Seattle… shots I wouldn’t otherwise be able to get. Here is my day in pictures.
This is at the start. So many people, it took me over an hour to cross the starting mat once the first corral had gone. James hit the 5K mark before I even started.
We started at the Space Needle/Seattle Center.
Alaskan Way Viaduct… can you see the wall to wall people?
So majestic to see both stadiums… and knowing that is where the finish line is… so close yet so far away.
A nice shot of the Columbia Center. Remember I was recently at the top of that building?
The huge ferris wheel on the waterfront. Another landmark.
I love it when drum lines play on the course.
Mariachis serenading us from above. I was starving at this point and was ready for my Mexican food.
A group of pirates cheering us on and handing out water, mile 7.
This guy is always here at this particular point during the race, right next to Genesee Park heading to Lake Washington Blvd.
Lake Washington Blvd… a gorgeous stretch.
Close to 1/2-mile lined with American Flags, right after the memory mile, mile 9.
Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, mile 12.
I ended up logging over 18 miles that day (love the worthless stats). Next up, Missoula Marathon and Half on July 10th.
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there and especially to my husband James over at 50 in 50 Marathon Quest! May you all have a beautiful day!