Monday, October 18, 2010

4.2 miles on the Embarcadero (again)

Well, I've been down this road before.  Seriously. I've walked this course several times now.  But this time was different because...

I ran!  Well, part of it.  My friend, Mai invited me to run with her in the Niketown running club on Wednesday night.  While the running club is in operation year-round, this was a special run because it was the final practice before the Nike Women's Marathon on Sunday.  You may not be aware of this, but I'm a walker, not a runner.  So, while Mai shot ahead of me and ran the 6 mile course, I slowly ran/walked the 4 mile course, which gave me an opportunity to take pictures.

October is a very pink month.  San Francisco fully supports
Breast Cancer Awareness Month by shining pink lights
on major landmarks around the city. 

Despite it being a familiar course,
I discovered several things on this run/walk:

1)  Buried ships,

2) My inability to hold a camera steady after running,

3) Pier 5 is one very good looking building,

4) Captain Leidesdorff,

6) The Ferry Building looks equally awesome at night as in the day time,

7) This cool sign on Pine Street, and

8) Mai's name on the wall of the googillion Nike Marathon runners.

As a follow-up,  I'm happy to report that Mai ran the half-marathon (13 miles) in just over 2 hours.  Way to go, Mai!  (BTW, this is her "hard core" runner look!)

2 comments:

  1. Why hello! I just discovered your blog via the Ocean Beach Bulletin column that you wrote on Lake Merced.
    I walk everywhere also. One of my family members talked me into walking the Nike Women's Marathon and I had a BLAST. I'm actually considering walking more half marathons in the future.
    Anyway, it's great to see another walker writing/taking pictures of SF! I look forward to reading more!

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  2. Thanks! It's been a lot of fun. I'm toying with the idea of doing the Nike Women's marathon next year. Glad to hear you liked it.

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