This past Saturday, I ran the 9th Annual Pat’s Run. This was my second year running it. It is such a cool race, because it ends by running into ASU’s Sun Devil Stadium and running across the 42 yard line!
The race was on 4/20, and I saw this hilarious meme on Facebook:
Mind you it doesn’t apply to me, because I don’t have a stash, nor do I wish to have one. I still laughed out loud, though!
Here was my stuff laid out the night before. Thanks again Mom and Dad for the early birthday present!!
Loved this guy! He was nice enough to let this random weird girl take his picture for her random weird blog! There were all kinds of people sporting Boston stuff at the race. It was awesome.
Starting corrals and porta potties. I love the huge Tillman banner!
At this point, I’m a little bit nervous because I’m not sure how my hamstring is going to hold up. I am super excited at the same time, though, because I haven’t run a (regular) race since I think January. What a great feeling to be out there again! (Actually I ran Ragnar in Feb)
I got a few good pictures while I was running.
I love it when pictures really show how big of a mass of people are running the race with you. Look closely at the picture at the horizon. Those are all people. To cool, huh? I wanna say that around 27,000 people ran this race. It is a huge race for Phoenix with a lot of sentimentality involved.
Finish line in Sun Devil Stadium.
It definitely didn’t hurt that I got to high five the entire ASU football team as I approached the finish line!
I met up with almost all of the BTB crew that ran the race afterwards.
I also met up with Devin and CeRae after the race. This was CeRae’s first race, and he and Devin got to run it together! Such a cool day for them! They kicked ass and took names, too! Ready for another one yet, CeRae??
After the race was over, I headed to work to work my 8 hours, then crashed hard! What an awesome and exhausting day! I never let a day of work stop me from running a good (relatively short) race!
I am currently working on my playlist for the KDF Half Marathon this weekend For those of you who wonder why I insist on calling it a half marathon even when it’s officially called a mini-marathon, here’s my beef: There is nothing MINI about 13.1 miles dammit!!!!! Ok, I’m done .
I can’t wait to come to The ‘Ville again and run a race in my home town!! Who out there is running this race? The half? The full? Leave me a comment below so I know who to look for!