This run has been planned for awhile.  I had time to run a full marathon since registering for this half marathon.  I haven’t run a race with a group of so many friends since college when I used to run the Beach to Bay Relay Marathon in Corpus Christi every Labor Day weekend.  And now it’s time, we leave tomorrow morning.  I have to squeeze in a business call first at 7:30 am.  Not to be outdone, Karen is teaching an aerobics class in Boulder at 6am.  Then we drop Jack off at the doggie ranch and we hit the road.

I expect lunch in either Vail or Glenwood Springs.  And 2 or 3 hours later we’ll be in Utah.  I’ve never driven west of Grand Junction before.  I’m looking forward to turning south off I-70 onto U-128 for the slow scenic drive alongside the Colorado River.  We’re leaving early enough to take the slow road.  I wish I had a camera other than my iPhone.  I need to work on that.  But I expect some great team pics during this event.  And you should too – look for me to post some pics by Sunday for sure.