Raymond and I hope to participate in a Half Marathon in all 50 States. Soon we’ll join the club “50 States Half Marathon”. We signed up months ago and even though we had a few delays we arrived in Anchorage on time. Race Day weather was Rain and 48 degrees! That didn’t stop us! Rain Gear was a blessing!
Before the race began, I met Robin and with similar strides we walked and talked during the whole 13.1 miles. The miles flew by!
The views along the path.
Then we arrive at this narrow muddy path and you’d think we were doing a Mud Run – slipping and slidding, hills, people falling….we got through without falling but I’m not sure how.
I glance around the surroundings (once in a while) and what do I see? A Moose and her calf. Got a few quick pictures, since none of us wanted her agitated. She was only about 60′ off the path.
View of downtown Anchorage – where the race began and ended. We still have 2 miles from this point.
But, in the end, Raymond and I both finished!!!! The times weren’t great but it was fun! The hills were grueling (as they stated in the race brochures) – it lived up to that!