|My nieces, Jules and Ciara, pumped about running early in the morning|
approximately 30,000 thousand runners off to a slow start!!!
we cross the Embarcadero after the one mile marker, greeted by a beautiful view --
the Bay Bridge, partially covered in fog.
we continue to run...walk...straggle
while the sun is trying to come out on the bay.
the rolling fog, the full moon and the Coit Tower provide a dramatic backdrop on the other side
and to the Cable Car turnaround
and to the Marina Green and heavier fog
adjacent to the Marina Green is a marina. on a clear day, the Golden Gate Bridge is visible from here. but I'm happy at the very tranquil scenery.passing the Palace of Fine Arts, clouded with fog
followed by steep descent between the 9m and 10m marker.
then to the Golden Gate Park, 1/4 mile to the finish line.
and to the finish line....
so proud of the women in my family: Jules, Joan and me for finishing the 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles), and Ciara for finishing the full marathon (26 miles)
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