Monday, December 10, 2012

Marathon #12 of the 12in12in12in12!!!!!

Vegas, baby, Vegas!  We ended our quest to complete the 12in12in12in12 in Vegas and had a great time doing it.  It is hard not to have a good time in Sin City, although my days of being a sinner are   pretty well behind me.  Good thing too, the gods only know what would happen to me living in a place like Vegas.  Not good.  Anyway, the above pic is us at the end.  We tried to take one with the 12 fingers up, but it didn't turn out very good.

Kristina came with me and ran the half marathon and did amazing, as predicted.  Here we are post finish.  As you can see from the background, both races finished together right in the middle of the Vegas Strip, at the Mirage, which was pretty cool and made for a lively finish.  
 Here we are at the start.  The race started at 3pm and then ended in the dark which obviously made the Strip much more intense.
Here is where we started at the casino called the Luxor, next to Mandalay Bay
 Famous welcome to Vegas sign
 Uh, yeah, not sure what this is, but this guy was riding his bike next to the runners.  And he didn't seem to be with anyone because he was just riding not talking to anyone.  Wow.
Another thing that made the weekend for Craig and I is that our dad's came to Vegas too!  It was GREAT  to have them there, and not just because they treated us to our meals! I'm so glad they made the trip.  Here is me and dad at breakfast the morning of the race.
 Usually my pre-race meal is a banana, powerbar and Gu.  Not this time.  Juevos Rancheros this time, as you can see from the picture below.  And I ate every single thing including the chorizo sausage and smoking hot jalapeno pepper, and it was damn good.  Not a meal I would eat before all my races, or suggest anyone ever it eat before a race.  But like I said, it was damn good, so worth it.
We saw Evis.  Lots and lots of Elvis's.  And lots of wedding chapels too.
 Here's the picture at the end with the 12 fingers. 
And so that is it, the 12in12in12in12 is over.  I am definitely going to have to figure out what is next on the agenda.  The marathon last weekend was great, but definitely bittersweet because it is all over. I am definitely no expert with technology but I would love to put some kind of "highlight" video together for Craig and I to look back at some day.  I'll definitely post it if I can figure out how to do it, I may have some students at school help me out with it. 

That's all for now, but not the last you've heard from the runningschultz blog.