San Francisco and the Nike Women’s Marathon

Last weekend my wife competed in the half marathon in the Nike Women’s Marathon. Some regular readers might recall the fundraising links I posted and some of my readers actually donated (yay!). I thought I’d provide a bit of a trip report.

It was a great trip. My first visit to CA. Not my wife’s, though. Being a military kid, she spent some time in Monterrey growing up. San Francisco is a pretty cool city. In spite of all the recycling bins, though, there was an inordinate amount of trash which was a bit disappointing. But still, the bike culture there is just awesome. Bikes everywhere, even guys in business suits were riding around the city. Plus, more bike rental options than I expected.

2011 Nike Women’s Half Marathon

As you all may be aware, my wife has been raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training to run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco.

The race is not until October, and my wife is already above 10mi for her long run for the week. She’s on pace to do the distance no problem. Her fundraising goal has also been met! As of this writing, her website does not reflect all donations made yet because some cash donations are currently in the mail and they take a few days to show up on the website. Donations are still being accepted, though. We want to blow the goal amount out of the water now!