|Our pre-run photo...wearing our "throw away" t-shirts.|
The course was new this year and had many downhill glides, which I was incredibly grateful to arrive at, and a few places that were steep uphills. There was decent crowd support along the way and excellent water/gatorade stops every couple miles. It seemed to me that the event was well organized and I thought starting in waves at the beginning helped tremendously with crowd control. The one thing that baffled me was the lack of bands along the course. I've never participated in a rock and roll half or full before, but it seemed like there were few bands on the half course. I only remember seeing four from start to finish. However, at the end of the run they did have an awesome 80's band, The Psychedelic Furs. That was one AWESOME post run concert!!
|Post run concert with Psychedelic Furs....great music!!|
|We visited the Safari Park to feed the giraffes, see the baby hippo, and a herd of elephants.|
|Saw the cutest baby panda ever at the zoo!|
|The Dolphin Safari....where we didn't see a single dolphin!! It was one of those rare days, and a major disappointment.|
|And of course....ran on the beach. Even accidentally ran onto a nude beach. Oops!|
We also did some hiking in Torrey Pines State Park, visited an actual Blick Art Store (yippee!!), and ate at some really great restaurants. It was a fun trip that was over too quickly. I always miss the beach and the cool air when I get home.