Jim Ott's Blog

This blog is a collection of columns I've written for Bay Area News Group newspapers serving the East San Francisco Bay region.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

2008 Arizona Rock 'N Roll Marathon

Seven friends from Pleasanton traveled to Arizona in January 2008 to run in the Rock N Roll Marathon. The marathon (26.2 miles) and half-marathon (13.1) started in Phoenix, and ended in Tempe, where we stayed. Pam and I ran the full 26.2 miles, and our friends ran the half-marathon.

Pam took this of me at the start of the marathon.

This is Bobby, from Colorado. I ended up running quite a few miles with him during the race. He's an ultra marathon runner, in training to run Leadville, which is a 100 mile run. This 26.2 mile marathon was just a short training run for him!

We had a great time getting away for a weekend of exercise, lots of eating (it seemed like we were always eating), and lots of relaxation -- of course, after running 13 or 26 miles, anything feels like relaxation!

1 comment:

she said...

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!

(how are you still smiling?)

love, ~s.