On Saturday Vanessa and I ran the Famous Idaho Potato Half Marathon. How do I get myself talked into these things? Well, I'm not exactly sure. It sounds like a nice challenge, and I get to spend time with my daughter, and I need the exercise. (Although it's always a bit too, too, much exercise. Vanessa and I have new blisters to show for it.)
Anyway, the race started at Discovery Park. I should say Discovery freakin' COLD park. It was just 50 degrees, with a stiff breeze and we were freezing. The rest of our "team" (cheaper entry fees for having a team), helped take our minds off the cold with their antics.
There were about 1900 entrants for the races; full marathon, half marathon, 5K and 10K.
Once the race got started we warmed up quickly enough. Some of the race was along the Boise river providing some great scenery.
It was a long 13.1 miles and we were so glad to be finished.
We were also very grateful to have Kim there to give us a much needed ride home, for a bath and a nap.
The great T-shirts we received were worth the effort!