Once upon a time (last Saturday), in a land far, far away (Denver), a group of Superheros (4 bloggers, 2 kids, and 2 spouses) met for a secret (not really) rendezvous in an enchanted castle (a.k.a. the brewery). They were each armed with their favorite weapons (cameras), which they whipped out at lightening speed and fired away shot after shot (everyone had to get pics for "the blog"). Once the shots (pictures) died down, they each ordered their own favorite magical elixir (beer) and discussed a sacred battle (running).
Non-nerd translation: This weekend was the Denver Rock and Roll Half Marathon and I had the pleasure of meeting up with a group of friends to hang out and have beers. Adam and Beth's husband Ken were racing the next morning, the rest of us were either injured, pregnant, or were kids.
Adam (I Am Boring), Jill (RunWithJill), Tara (I hope you know who I am by now), Ken (SUAR's husband), Beth (Shut Up and Run).
Beer does a body good. Adam proved with his marathon PR the next day. His wife Tiffany and Sam (SUAR's son) are in the background.
Discussing Quantum Physics. Oh who are we kidding, they're talking about running.
Jill and Tara. I love my swim buddy Jill.
Beth with her family. Beer, Emma, and Sam
More blogger pictures. I know, shocking isn't it. I'm sure the other patrons of the restaurant thought we were nuts with all of our cameras.
After lunch, we wished Ken and Adam good luck on their race and parted ways. Jill and I headed over to the Denver Marathon expo, where we sat in on a little seminar on running at altitude, which featured Olympic Gold Medalist, Frank Shorter ; Olympian and Denver Half Marathon winner, Alan Culpepper and former marathon world record, Steve Jones. It was pretty interesting.
After the seminar, we did a little shopping at the expo. Here's my goods:
The shirt, bag, and hat came as a trio and was a great deal at the Run Girl Run table. I just really wanted that big pink bag. I could fit Alan Culpepper in that bag. Very roomy.
Run Girl Run socks and a RunLikeaGirl long sleeve running jersey.
My husband and I had planned on going downtown to watch the race on Sunday morning, but he woke up with a swollen, red achy arm and he went on a trip to the urgent care instead of the race. They took blood tests and are still trying to figure out what the heck is wrong.
Good job to everyone who raced this weekend!