Running Upstream

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Last Weekend I ran the San Francisco ING Bay to Breakers which is as much street theater as it is a race. Elite runners line up first followed by seeded runners followed by people who actually intend to run the race followed by a lot of crazy people in costumes. There are also quite a few naked people in this race although they run the risk of being cited for undecent exposure.

The costumes are a lot of fun and I have to admire the people who put them on and then cover the 12K (~7.5 miles) to the finish line.

One of the funniest things of all, though is the San Francisco Cacophony Club who dress in Salmon costumes and start part way along the course, running upstream, against the tide of tens of thousands of runners. One year, though, they met their match.

About 21stCenturyMom

I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week. I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?

One Comment
  1. Karen in Calgary on May 26th at 10:32 am

    Too funny! The stories that emerge from this race every year never cease to amaze me. Thanks for reminding me to keep this race high up on my “to do” list 🙂