Below, the first hill. Up, around the corner, then up more.
Below, running by Sports Basement at the Presidio. Keeping an eye on the hill ahead that does not stop till you reach the middle of the GG Bridge.
Above, heading up the hill. About half way up you get a slight break in the incline and a good view of the bridge, someone took a pic for us, then we got back to climbing up this beast of a hill.
There are tons more bridge pictures on the Dropshots site. It is one of my favorite parts of this run, just surreal to run the bridge. Below, I waited for Brian to make a potty stop and got a picture with one of the guys in the band at the aid station.
Off the Bridge now, we continue up the hill that lead to the bridge.
Now we are starting a long, pretty, but brutal downhill
Above and below we are in the unending miles of GG Park.
Above, this is a tough spot because you see and hear all the excitement from the first half finishing, which is confusing because you have run more than 13 miles, yet you are seeing the finish for the first half marathon.
I tried to maintain a positive attitude by being a dork.
Heading out of the park and down Haight Street. It is all downhill on Haight, long, and downhill. While it didnt' smell last year, this year was waves of a sweet smelling odor that was pretty sickening.
From Haight to the finish was pretty brutal. There are lots of pictures, but you'll have to care enough to go to our photo site to see them.
Above, 2 pictures up you have Bart Yasso on the mike welcoming us to the finish, pretty cool!
We finished, got our medals, drinks, (they were out of food, not even a bagel or banana in site anywhere), and sat for a bit.
There are more pictures that tell more of the story HERE. The hilly,
weirdos, ugly, tired, why am I still trying pictures. And videos of the entertainment along the course, too.
For those interested in seeing videos taken along the course of us by the professionals, you can go HERE, enter our name, and then click on video.