Drained Batteries, 13.1 Miles & A Cheat Meal!

Date: 08/23/15

Half Marathon #99

Race Name: The Giant Race Half Marathon

Location: San Francisco, CA

Minutes before the start of the race.

Minutes before the start of the race.


Anyone who knows me knows I'm a planner...I always plan things way too early and I always stage my race gear the night before a race. Last Saturday was no exception...including charging my GoPro and its add-on battery...

Race morning, I'm in my corral...my GoPro doesn't turn on...I try over and over, take the batteries out, put them in....nothing! My batteries are DRAINED!!!! The only thing I can think of is while putting the camera back in it's shell the WiFi button was accidentally pressed, turning on the WiFi and draining the batteries overnight! So I found myself in beautiful San Francisco holding a GoPro on a handheld stick (GoScope Clutch), ready to run & unable to take any pictures! I simply need to carry the camera the entire distance... :-(

So no GoPro pictures in this blog :-(

This was my the third consecutive year running this half marathon. I don't follow sports at all...so why did I run this race 3 times? In 2013 it was one of my 36 half marathons. In 2014 I ran it to earn the San Francisco Originals Run Series Challenge Medal. Now in 2015 I ran it as part of my attempt to run 100 half marathons in less than 3 years! Is this the last time? We'll see :-)

Overall cool overcast weather! A few hills to conquer on the course, but nothing too crazy! Although I'm not a baseball fan there is something cool about finishing inside the AT&T stadium! This is a well organized event that gives runners a participant shirt, a bobble head, 1 beer ticket, post-race snacks & a nice finisher's medal!

My race outfit!

My race outfit!

All smiles after finishing @itsmesherie is in the middle & @nilesdvu on the right!

All smiles after finishing @itsmesherie is in the middle & @nilesdvu on the right!

Somehow @lucidbutterfly always spots me at races! She and her son were heading over to the 5K start area as I was leaving the park! 

Somehow @lucidbutterfly always spots me at races! She and her son were heading over to the 5K start area as I was leaving the park! 

Sweet Baby Jesus!!! This was my post-race meal! When in San Francisco & you want a burger...give Super Duper Burgers a shot & don't forget the garlic fries!

Sweet Baby Jesus!!! This was my post-race meal! When in San Francisco & you want a burger...give Super Duper Burgers a shot & don't forget the garlic fries!

This year's bobble head was Hunter Pence!

This year's bobble head was Hunter Pence!

The hole is to wear the medal like a ring... :-)

The hole is to wear the medal like a ring... :-)

 

Gear used for this race:

Running Shoes: HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 2

Shirt: lululemon Metal Vent Short Sleeve

Shorts: lululemon Surge 7”

Compression socks: 2XU

Gels: VFuel

Sport Camera: GoPro HERO4 Black

Selfie Stick: GoScope Clutch