Leftover pho...actually makes more sense to eat it now than last night as pho is a breakfast food in Vietnam. I also find the soup considerably less heavy than my usual pre-race bagel.
Point of no return
The sun rises as runners wait in line for the porta-potties. The queue periodically has to bunch up as shuttle busses come and go.
Runners are ready to start, but I sense a strange lack of urgency. No announcements, no singing of the National Anthem. Then we learn why...one of the shuttle busses (from the Viceroy in Santa Monica) has not yet arrived.
Official race photo (http://www2.brightroom.com/105707/265)
Where is Valerie? (Photo by Valerie Iwasaki)
Ah...there she is! (Photo by Valerie Iwasaki)
Another fine medal for my growing collection
Double double medium rare with grilled onions and animal style fries...chocolate shake didn't make it all the way home ;)