Seattle's annual Fourth of July Firecracker 5000 was a supremely delightful run, with slightly over 700 particpants showing up to strut their stuff in the late wee hours.
About one mile in, as the course curved back around toward the stadium, my twin sister explained with glee, "We're almost there!!!" She became less than exicted when I shared we had only run about one mile and that in fact the course would snake around Belltown for another two miles before heading back for the final dash.
Congratulations, Anne!!! She is now training for her first full marathon this fall!
Left picture: My sis is directly in front of me with the light pink shirt and hair up in a long pony tail. We're running up Denny with the Space Needle in the background.
Bottom picture: My sis on the right, her first race ever, post run.