First I need to give HUGE congrats to the ladies who were featured on this post here. They ran Boston today and I am pleased to report they all finished what looked to be a very hard race. Looking forward to all your race recaps!
The conditions were brutal for the Boston Marathon this year. They knew what to expect but really how do you prepare for this at the last minute.
When race day comes things can surprise us...crazy weather, sickness, running on a trail instead of road..(that happened to me once), hills when the race website has this "Fast flat course" as their header.
Then there's the things you do expect will be part of the race:
I expect to see these guys somewhere along the course and at the finish line.
Well OK, not Maggie..just wanted to use this cute picture from Easter day!
Most of the time we can expect to get one of these
If you come race a 5K with me here in Southern California you can expect to see this fast guy dressed like this; rain or shine:
I don't know maybe it is a SoCal thing...see my first Half Marathon finisher picture, I had to share the spotlight with Magnum PI:
Because I still have not figure out how to race and not have dry heaves, sadly I still expect this to happen at every race:
No, I have no ego that is why I am ok with posting this again.
And if you come to Southern California to run a half marathon with me or a full marathon with me as your cheerleader, you can expect to see The Jester.
He is at all the races. He is there with his colorful outfits and with his signs that his wife makes for him. You will see him at the start:
on the course:
and at the finish Emz did you see him in Catalina?
He encourages all the runners. He makes me smile every time I see him. It is always nice to see him on the course. Here he is bringing in the LAST runner, who is legally blind, at the PETCO San Diego half marathon.
The Jester is not just a colorful runner at the SoCal races. He is also one of those crazy runners...you know the ULTRA kind..you know the BADWATER kind.
I found a video of him on Youtube running Badwater 2011:
He is getting ready to go at this again this July and you can follow his journey on his FACEBOOK page called RunJesterRun HERE.
So how about a race in Southern California with moi?