Then I met up with my dad and sister and went to the race expo. Definitely one of my favorite parts of any race, and this one did not disappoint. I came home with three new running shirts (including the technical shirt that came with registration), a running headband, and more granola bars and power drinks than I could eat in a week.
We finished up the expo then went and saw Lovely Bones, which I found to be even weirder than the book. I was really excited to see it from the previews, but it just didn’t hook me at all. But I didn’t love the book either. After the movie we had the standard pasta dinner with my good friend Dave from BYU that I haven’t seen in three years then hit the sack for a good eight hours of sleep.
But our 6AM alarms still came way too early. We got ready for the race and took the Light Rail over to the start line. On the way we of course had to document our journey.
We ran the entire thing and finished in 2:28, 2:35, and 2:45 but that included excursions to do things like…
And have our finisher’s medals to prove it.
Then we went back to the hotel and hit the hot tub then took yet another nap. And finally, we ended the night with a cowboy stunt show at a little place called Rawhide. I took a bunch of pictures of my sis and me all dolled up but accidentally took them on my dad’s camera so you probably won’t ever actually get to see those.
Monday we finished the weekend strong by driving to In-N-Out for lunch. Briel and dad ordered everything animal style, and I attempted to eat my grilled cheese while being nauseated by the smell of the onions mixed with whatever they’re mixed with. And of course they both got milkshakes (and dessert at dinner) and tortured me all weekend with my no sweets goal.