Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Centennial Bay To Breakers

Would you believe that I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area pretty much all my life and have never participated in the Bay To Breakers?  Not even as a spectator!  There was no excuse for me this year: I am a runner, I live two blocks from the finish line, and it's the 100 year anniversary of this historic event.  Oh, there's also this little thing called a bunch of Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics escaping the Insane Asylum for one day to partake in this parade!  This 12k is a huge deal for San Francisco, and I was very happy to have the opportunity to be there for 100 year celebration with all my friends.  They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so for the rest of this race report, I will give you a photographic recap of this incredible day.

It's a B2B tradition: tortilla throwing!
Endorphin Dudette Katie Cookie and her crazy eyes.
Group shot! Notice the crazy Cookie eyes.
Endorphin Dude and Jennifer Walker.
The start line.
It's like a scene straight out of High School Musical.
As you can see, all we did was take pictures!
Charlie Sheen and his posse.
We climbed hills!
We ran down hills!
One of my favorite runners out there, Eddie Hahn.
Me with mother and daughter duo, Pam and Brandi.
Where the buffaloes roam.
Deo needed more boobies!
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated. We're gonna do it!
Woo Hoo!
Hey, I didn't get a royal British flag!
Bling Bling!