That's a lie... the texts I've been getting are more along the lines of "are you still alive?"
Yes. I'm alive. I completed the half as did all of my friends. AND 2 of my friends even ran the full marathon. They're studs.
I don't have alot of time to blog about it right now... but I had a BLAST. It was by far the most fun I've had during a race. It was me and 24,999 of my closest friends (25K runners that day including me). There were fun costumes. There were lots of amazing women... and a few brave men.
But more than ANYTHING ELSE... there were hills.
Lots and lots of hills.
Here is the elevation map:
Or... maybe this map will help you better understand (I've added my own comments).
The scenery was also AMAZING! We ran along the water for most of the race so we got to see the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay and the Pacific Ocean... it was the best scenery I've ever had while running.
And there was alot of entertainment along the way.
I will write alot more about the whole trip and the race and everything else as I have time. But I just thought I'd check in, say hi, and tell you I am (in fact) still alive. YAY!