Easily my favorite race this year. This was our Team in Training official spring race. I volunteered as a Team in Training mentor this spring and 2 of my mentees ran this race. For both of them it was the first race they ever completed. It felt like such an honor to be there with them as they achieved their goals.
We were staying at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo and if you have never been there, check it out. It is different.
This was my room. It is one panoramic photo.
Broken up in several photos it looks like this:
The race was actually quite nice. It was hilly, but hilly half marathons seem to be my specialty this year, so it didn’t make any top cut in my races this year. ;)
We passed vineyards and people tossing washers/horseshoes and I was tempted to just join any of them, but my running buddy wanted to make sure we reach the finish line sober and in time before closure (so serious… lol). We had tons of fun on the course, but somehow I missed taking pictures during the run.
Here is us at the finish line: