|See Reason #1 in my list below.|
|The gradual uphill in the second mile of the Across the Bay 12k from East Fort Baker to Fisherman's Wharf.|
|Thumbs up if you love SF!! I do. I also love Marin, north of SF, which is where I am now. I also think I will love Oakland. I better love Oakland in the East Bay, because I have to endure 13.1 miles of it.|
|The Women's Building in the Mission before it got tarp-ed up for a renovation.|
|Chased the setting sun and ended up here. Why can't they all end like this?|
3) You are the norm, not the exception. Some people love to run long distances because it makes them feel "bad ass." Some people thrive on the awe their exceptional feats of endurance invokes in others. I am not one of those people. I definitely was a few years ago, when I first started marathon training and knew in my ever-hungrier gut that it did look pretty cool on paper. But then I moved out here and proudly set an alarm for 5am, tucked my mid-run gummy bears into a jacket pocket before bed, and happily fell asleep knowing I would be able to check a BIG thing off my list before much of the rest of the city had woken up.