I just returned from the 2011 St Louis Rock-n-Roll Marathon. It was a very fast paced trip. I landed just after 2:30pm, headed straight for the convention center to grab my credentials and walked several miles of the course to pick some good spots for the next day. Had a bite to eat and had to setup my gear for the early start at 7:30. I was up at 6:00 am (4:00am my time – ouch) and was out the door looking for the best light. In only a few minutes the racers rounded the corner and I went into battle mode. I never really talk about it, but trying to cross the track with 20,000 +/- racers is quite challenging. I basically play a game of “Frogger”, any of those 80’s fans understand this. This was a great race, the weather was perfect, the course was great for photography and it seemed like everyone was having a great time.
After the race I was hoping to sleep, but my wife and her sister had other plans, so we were off to the zoo with my nephews and family. I was so hungry I was ready to eat a gas station hot dog, Finally we made it into a restaurant and ate the best burger ever, Not sure it really was but I was so hungry it tasted like heaven. After the zoo I needed to get some sunset cityscape’s, so we walked for another 6 miles. After getting back into downtown we fell into a couple of chairs and had the most amazing desert called “Gooey Butter Cake” a St. Louis delight.
We slept for 12 hours and finally got up to grab a Starbucks, then we were headed back home. Upon arrival we got a call that we had to head to the hospital, my mom broke her back (she is fine, but has many weeks of recovery). So needless to say I am worn out and glad to be home.
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