I was up very late last night for my work holiday party, so when the alarm went off at 6:30am I was no where near ready to get out of bed. After a couple rounds of snooze, I threw on some clothes, grabbed the camera and drove over to the meeting spot for the Walnut Creek Half Marathon!
This was the first year of the race and it was fun to get to be a part of it on the sidelines and to have a hometown half marathon now. Katie, Kerry, and Courtney all made the trek to this corner of the East Bay to spectate and Kristin and Sima met up with us too.
We met at the lululemon cheer stop which was fully equipped with a DJ and dancing lemons. Spectating is definitely more fun when you have a DJ and can turn it into a dance party. It also helps with staying warm!
Katie learned the spectator lesson of pacing… you can’t go out too fast or you will crash and burn! Layla made her pacing debut as an official pacer for the half marathon, so we were extra excited to get to see her twice and screamed extra loud for her. She nailed her pacing strategy too!
It was a very fun morning and I loved getting to cheer on the other runners and be a part of such a fun cheer station. It was definitely a good way to start the weekend off.
Beth joined the rest of us for coffee and bagels and we got to hear about her rocking race also. It was so fun to sit and chat for a couple hours and to catch up with a few of the Bay Area girls.
I love spectating and can’t wait to do it again!