A little over a year ago, I ran my 3rd half marathon - the Seattle Rock n Roll with my friend Mary. At that run, they announced a new medal (and I have already admitted that I am 100% addicted to bling) challenge called the Pacific Peak. You would run the Portland RnR in May and the Seattle RnR in June and get the Pacific Peaks medal. Sign me up!
I ran 13 miles about 2 weeks before this half and knew I was ready for my next race.
We headed down to Portland on Friday night so we could relax a little bit on Saturday and explore this fun city. Saturday, we hit the expo which, unfortunately, had been moved to north of the city and near the event hotels. As I was told, someone had double booked the downtown convention center, and RnR was told they needed to move locations. I know this was a big frustration for many runners.
Once we had gotten back to the hotel, we took a walk so that I would know where all the events and meeting spots would be the next morning.
The fountain was right near my start corral, so it was easy to find and a short walk from the hotel.
Sunday morning, I woke up and got ready and headed out to meet friends. In the last year, races have become so much more fun because I always get to see people that I know and catch up with them.