Sunday, March 28, 2010
Oakland Running Festival
I just completed my 9th half marathon, and what an experience it was. Oakland is such a colorful and vibrant city, and running through it was so much fun. I had been rehabilitating my bum knee all week, so I did not know how this race was going to play out. Fortunately, my knee healed in time and I finished the race at 2:34:49. Not bad for not training the whole week! The other thing that made this race special is the fact that Luis, Christine, and newbie Marr-Goyle (the co-worker whom I convinced to do this) ran the race too. I am proud of these guys for sticking with it. I was also able to meet up with some of my Shadow Chaser friends from Modesto and The Walking Diva herself, Yolanda Holder. Yolanda will be in the Guinness Book of World Record at the end of this year for walking 100 marathons!