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I Run to Be… October 19, 2010

Filed under: Food,Happy,Marathons,Races,Running — Kelocity @ 7:15 am
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This weekend I flew up to San Francisco to run the Nike Women’s (Half) Marathon for the SIXTH time!! Here was where I ran my first Marathon back in 2005, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. Since then, I ran the half five years in a row. It was an excellent race!

Backing up to Saturday… the expo!


My flight landed at 7:30a so I got there really early before the lines formed.



I wizzed through the bag pickup, got a free massage and collected all the goodies before the crowds even got there.


The bag check bags were awesome this year! The race is “going green” so it was a sweet magenta reusable bag!

I loved the POM photobooth this year! Cheeeese!

The theme at the race this year was “I Run To Be”

I Run To Be:

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I Run To Be…ME!

And yes, I totally wore my Boston Marathon gear all over the place on Saturday. Woot!

I headed over to Niketown after the expo to look at all the (overpriced) swag. I didn’t buy anything this year, my collection of running clothing is getting a tad bit out of hand as it is. 🙂

On the wall outside the store, they have everyone’s names posted. I found mine!

All six? floors of the store were decked out in marathon gear! (But I used self control and walked out).

Who’s excited to run?!

After I fully exhausted the expo, I met up with my friend Niki and we went off to explore San Francisco together!

Lovely sights of the city
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We headed towards the Ferry Building to look around.


Such a cute place inside. I hadn’t been in a few years.

Later, we relaxed in the hotel that Niki (graciously) offered to share the night before the race.

Then it was time to find a place to carbo load! We ended up at Olive, which ended up being a nice surprise. It was a really nice restaurant. It was a bar, but we stuck to water!

Since the name of the place was olive, we got a bunch to share.

And a few tempura battered ones too (for good measure).

We split two of their thin crust pizzas (which were AH-MAZING).

Now… it’s race time! Check back later for the official race recap!