State #26, May 27, 2013: Colorado, Boulder

Run #27 (DC and 26 states), Monday, May 27
Bolder BOULDER 10K

We got to the race site about 6 a.m. About 40,000 will join us for this morning's 10k.
Runners are placed in groups based on previous 5K or 10K times and are released about 500 at a time every few minutes starting at 7 a.m.
My group--EA
Moving toward the starting line for our turn.
And we are off...
and greeted by Jake and Elwood
We will finish inside the University of Colorado football stadium--just over two more miles.
Just a little over a mile to the finish.
There is the stadium...
Inside the stadium, about 1/2 lap to go.
alas, the finish line...

Time of 57:33, 9,678th out of 43,526, 22nd in my age group out of 149.

and I found Jeannie...

The runners will be coming into the stadium for at least 2 more hours.

After an hour of watching runners finish inside the stadium, we headed back to the car, and the runners were still coming.

Tutu boys

Tutu girls (Romy and Michelle?)

A guy who juggled 3 balls for 6.2 miles

A well-organized wonderful event in a beautiful location. 5 STARS - 2 THUMBS UP

26 States and DC Completed (blue).
Scheduled for June and July (red).
Scheduled After July (gray).


State #25, May 26, 2013: Idaho, Coeur d'Alene

Run #26 (DC and 25 states), Sunday, May 26
Coeur d'Alene Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

Late Saturday afternoon, Jeannie and I met at the Spokane airport and headed east for...

To beautiful Coeur d'Alene, where we had dinner by the lake, also named Coeur d'Alene.

These ladies are running the half marathon this morning.

Half marathoners are off

Lining up for the 5K

And we are off... 50 degrees, no wind, beautiful scenery
Volunteers keeping us in the right direction

about another mile

Up ahead and around the corner is the finish.

There it is...

25 minutes and 32 seconds, 57th out of 429, and 2nd place orange ribbon in my age group.

Here is Jeannie with a man who ran the 5K with a parrot, Stanley, on his shoulder.

And I found some tutu ladies.

The most beautiful, scenic 5K so far.

25 States and DC Completed (blue). Just over half way to all 50 -- and DC.
Scheduled for May, June, and July (red).
Scheduled After July (grey).


State #24, May 24, 2013: Utah, St. George

Run #25 (DC and 24 states), Friday, May 24, 11:00 p.m.
St. George, Utah Midnight 5K
Checking in. The 5K actually starts at 11 p.m. which is midnight in Dallas.

These ladies are ready to run.
We ran the runways at the old St. George airport which closed a few years ago.
I finished 93rd out of 548 and first in my age group with a time of 25:31.
This is right after the run with Bruce who finished 2nd in our age group. Bruce has run the October St. George Marathon 16 times, the Boston Marathon in 2008, and he is training for the NY Marathon in November.

Heading to the stage to get my 1st place medal.
Bruce and me with our medals.
It was a well-organized run, and I have not been up this late in months. And for first, I also received a $15 gift certificate.

Here are a few pics I took earlier looking east from the site of the 5k. They show the beauty of St. George.

and, a pic of the old airport and runways where we ran last night from my flight to Salt Lake City with a destination tonight of Coeur d'Alene for Sunday's Idaho 5K.

24 States and DC Completed (blue).
Scheduled for May, June, and July (red).
Scheduled After July (grey).