The kids and I went up and ran a couple of laps, which should have been nine miles, but when we first saw Jeremy on the run and handed off some coconut water he wanted us to go with him for a bit, so we turned around and did until he got up to speed again at which point I called the kids back to continue our counter-clockwise route. (Jeremy's slow speed is pretty fast for me at this point; I wasn't going to be finishing one lap at that pace!) That's why instead of 9 miles our route turned into 9.6, which was fine, it was fun to be in the moment with him for a little bit.
I took a grand total of three pictures, here are two of them:
In this one you've got some row teams out on the lake with some SF buildings in the background:
This was after the kids and I had finished (Jeremy was already done at this point), and the award was being given to the first woman finisher of the 50 mile, as she had just crossed the line:
My third pic was really similar to the one above. I had thought about taking a pic of the kids a few times, but guess I never did! They were there. Boys in the jogging stroller, girls on their scooters.
It was a nice day for running. Actually we ended at a great time, because then the fog started rolling in (or should I say, marine layer), and it started getting pretty chilly. Kids and I headed home and Jeremy stayed to hang out for awhile.
Nine+ miles went great, basically kept a slow and even pace the whole time. Kids held up well (boys are used to being in the stroller so they don't complain; not to mention, they loved watching all the traffic around this day!), and the girls did well on their scooters, although there were exactly three times where they almost ran into a biker going the opposite way due to paying attention to something else, but thankfully they remained near misses. I made the mistake of saying the points were 2-1, as then one of them interpreted that as a challenge/good thing, and I then had to explain that those were bad points.
It was a fun day, glad we went up to see Jeremy and get our run in. Last time we were all at this race (the only other time, actually) was two years ago when I was hugely pregnant with Blake. I spontaneously took off to walk a lap with the kids, not remembering how long it was (or maybe I didn't even know?) and we didn't even have any water in the regular stroller with us. Thankfully we found a water fountain halfway, it was a hot day. We made it though. That year Jeremy had planned to do the 50 mile and then got bumped up to 100k, and this year the opposite.
Took us just under two and a half hours to complete our two laps.