Monday, October 10, 2011

A Half Near Home!

After last weekend's waterlogged race, I was thrilled to wake up to sunny skies and warm temperatures this morning, just in time for the MAINEiacs Charities Half Marathon right here in Bangor. It was an out-and-back course starting in Bangor and winding into Hampden with rolling hills, lovely scenery and beautiful fall color. Although a much smaller event than the Maine Marathon and Half, it was just as well organized and supported. I think that the fabulous conditions had everyone in a good mood (it certainly did for me!), with runners greeting and cheering for each other as they passed on the course. A huge thanks to all of the wonderfully supportive volunteers organizing the race and along the course too - you guys were awesome!
Casey & Katie ready to run!

It was great to see some friendly faces out there today too. Congrats BJ, Casey and Katie on your second half-marathon in a week! Only 8 days ago, BJ and Katie had never run a half, and now they've got 2 under their belts. You guys rock! Plus, our very own revolutionary Jaime was out keeping up the great work and killing it on the course today too. Fabulous job to everyone who was out there today! I know I'm looking forward to next year's race!

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