Me wondering if the camera is working...
Nice to catch up with Adam and Tiffany afterwards. This was a crowded event with a reported 30,000 people and almost 20,000 participants. The organizers didn't expect that many so the start was delayed, but everything seemed smooth to me. Took the light rail into Tempe which was no sweat -until the disgusting return trip when it was all sweat and we stank up the entire metro transit system.
A HUGE thanks to race organizers who decided to 'urge' walkers and strollers to cue in the rear corrals. There were still some 'let's walk with arms entwined' people in the running corrals, but mostly the people in the front 7 corrals were there to run. Lot's of people waiting on the sides of the corrals to break in. Next year, they will need to prepare for the larger crowd.
Rio and Lauren has good races too, though Rio was stuck in a slower corral full of Ked-wearing posers and couldn't get her speed. Lauren promised everyone ice cream and when we found out that there wouldn't be ice cream this year, we deleted her from our blog lives just like that. forgave her and ate a flavorless orange from Safeway which was probably harvested from a plastic environment years ago and held in suspended animation in a chemical bath on the space shuttle.
Fun race overall and I'm really happy to help the Tillman foundation. There were many military service people out there and thanks to them for all they do!!