My mom's best friend lives in the San Francisco area and they hadn't seen each other in almost 5 years, so it was going to be a great way to celebrate. I called my cousin last minute and dragged her along to visit our cousins in SF. It was going to be a fun and busy weekend.
|We're on our way|
|We Made it!!!|
My cousin and the kids had never been to San Francisco and there were a million things that I wanted to show them. I also found a half marathon taking place minutes from where we were staying. My cousin decided that she would do the 10K and I the half marathon.
We picked up our rental car and off we went to my mom's best friends' place. They have been friends for over 50 years and it was like watching school girls catch up. They had cake ready for mom.
|Happy Birthday Mom!|
|Inside the Rainforest|
The half marathon was the next morning and was literally minutes away. We arrived early to register and was able to get a parking spot right next to the start/finish line. The race was set along the San Leandro Marina. Registration was quick and simple. We both registered for our races and headed back to the car to set up and eat some goodies. I was going to use this a a training race for my marathon training and hoped to break through some mental barriers.
|Carb Loading before the Race|
|Still smiling !|
|Showing off our Bling|
I was so thrilled to see how happy my mom was that we were all able to be there with her for her birthday. It was a memorable weekend for all of us.