Monday, May 19, 2008

Bay to Breakers...

I'M BACK.....
So I just noticed I didn't post before I left for San Francisco and Bay to Breakers.
I did the race Sunday morning. Its a 12k the weaves through downtown to the Bay. Its a huge party people wear costumes or lack there of.
I counted a total 26 naked men & 2 naked women. My husband said you counted and I'm like yeah, what else do I have better to do for 7.5 miles.

So not only did Laura & I walk 7 1/2 miles yesterday. We walked 1 1/4 miles to the start line from our hotel. Yea for some reason we didn't think it was quite that far but that really wouldn't not be that big of deal.
But what was a big deal was the part after the have to walk about a mile to this concert area in Golden Gate park where they have bands and your "free" participant tee-shirt that said you accomplished this race/walk.

Oh we finished in 2 hours 31 minutes I was 18,791 person. Which doesn't sound that great. But really I seen others who I thought wow how did I finish before them. Apparently not too many people take this walk/run very seriously.
I am not exactly sure how many people came but the starting area was packed.
My goal was 2 hours 15 minutes. But at one point we met up with some of our ww friends who walked slower then us. We never should have stayed them as long as we did. But then again I never told my Laura of my personal goal for the race.
I am doing it next year my goal will be to run after the 11% grade hill so after 3rd mile. She said she is in for jogging after that point too. But well see. She might have to be just cheering me on because for all she knows she'll be pregnant then.

Oh well also be in better costumes too. This year we kind of had a theme. But not really a costume per say. All those walked wore shirts with writing on the back that said " Results Not Typical" & I put a big WW on the bottom of the shirt. Because thats where we all met! Some people came up to our friends and said oh what weight watchers do you belong to. They new what it met. So see we got our point across. I guess I could have put something like Loset 75lbs so far or whatever with our weights but I don't know if anyone else who have wanted to share that like I do.

Oh must tell this....
After we met up with my friends Norman & Lisa who came to watch us come in @ the finish supportive huh? They took a picture of me & laura running in. Oh yeah once we realized that the bay was the end we started to run. hehehehe I was so happy Laura was up for it. I was like come on this is the end lets run...well jog I can't really RUN.
Ok well anyway back to the other we have this public transportion that is suppose to take us back to the beginning of the race or drop us off at 3 other connecting public transit stations. Well OH MY that was the worst possible mode of travel EVER! We stood in the ridiculous line for like 40 some minutes only to get onto a bus to STAND for another HOUR.....YES an HOUR bus ride back to the other side of town. So after walking 10 miles that morning I stood in like for 40 minutes and then on a jerky stop and go bus for 1 HOUR. My legs were officially JELLO when we got off the bus. I turned to Laura and said no more I can't walk anymore. Taxi cab! I said ok I will walk across the street but thats it :(
So anyway thats my Bay to Breakers story. Its crazy and no animals were harmed in this production.


Marcella555 said...

Congratulations, Marlene!

Stephanie said...

I'm so happy for you!!

I want to do it with you next year! :-)