The leaders at Mile 2.
About 5 (okay, more like 15) minutes later, I arrived. I never started my watch when I crossed the mats, so I'm handing it off in the picture. Still smiling! (duh, it's been less than 2 miles!)
Ellie and Doug "the thug" flashing some gang signs. Okay, they're not gang signs. They're the letters "N" and "F" in sign language. I think this is my favorite picture from the whole weekend.
At the finish line, cooling off with ice bags.
The cheering section! I can't thank them enough. From left: Brian (bro-in-law), Debie (sister), Mom (Mom), Dad (Dad), Kathy (sister), Doug (Thug/Security), Emily (niece), Sean (nephew), Ellie (not sure who invited her), Alaina (niece), Me (you can fill in this space with a complimentary word of your choosing), Anita (sister), NicK (brother-in-law who spells his name wrong).
Where's the food and alcohol? Gotta rehydrate!
Yes, both of those wine glasses are mine. And so is the beer in the background. Ellie insisted on the napkin overkill to keep my new shirt clean. Kathy is showing off the bling (my napkin bib is covering mine up). Anita is flashing some sort of gang sign I am not familiar with.
I insisted on buying special running socks made by Injinji to prevent blisters. So much for that idea. It looks like my toe is wearing earmuffs!