Kristi- My favorite running neighbor! :) With all of your traveling-running adventures, there were several points on the course I thought of you. Running through these freeway tunnels was one of them. At two different points on the course, they went on for quite awhile. While it was kind of a unique and exciting experience at first. I admit it started to wear on me pretty quickly. I lost Garmin sattelites, so I had no idea where I was on the course once I emerged, and to be honest I would have rather been looking at the beautiful Seattle scenery than the inside of a free way tunnel echoing with loud band music, but it was all part of the adventure, so come what may! lol. Thanks for all of your support and friendship!
Mile 17 - Renegade Racer- Steve Lucas
- Steve Lucas
Steve- I can't thank you enough for your incredible generosity to support this race. You are definitely a great example of inspiration to keep moving forward regardless of what challenging circumstances might stand in your way. Thank you again and again!!!
Mile 18 - Gerard Bischof, Steve Lucas
Gerard- Given all the adventures we've been through in the last 3 years, it's still hard to believe we just both happened to end up in Seattle on this same weekend. It was so incredible to have you there and part of my Seattle marathon memories. I knew you were tracking my progress throughout the day, so I thought of you often, as especially every time I crossed a timing mat. :) You are the best, KG. Thank you!!
Mile 20 - "The Cupcake Mile" Debbie Van Winkle
Deb- In reality, mile 20 was another lonely one- although I could hardly tell. Inspired by you, I knew my parents had cupcakes waiting for me on the course, and were hoping to meet me as close to this point as they could, but it would be awhile yet before I'd see them. But it didn't matter- just seeing the mile 20 sign immediately brought back a flood of memories from White Rock and what a special experience you made that race for me. I know I keep telling you, but it is so true! I will NEVER forget it!! Thank you so much for being an incredible supporter, and an incredible friend!
Mile 21 - Kent & Gail Mortensen