What a wonderful weekend we enjoyed at the Central Coast! My brother and I ran in the City to the Sea 1/2 marathon. The course took us from downtown San Luis Obispo to the Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach. As a bonus, we were able to spend some time with the kids by the water and some quality time with our relatives who live there. My aunt and uncle opened their beautiful home to us and cooked us an amazing pre-race meal! We also enjoyed seeing our cousins who had fun with our kiddos. Two of our cousins are in college and one is almost there. They are such bright, beautiful, and balanced girls! I hope my hubs and I are fortunate enough to see such a commitment to family in our kids when they are older!
I am not sure whether the kids enjoyed the beach or my aunt and uncle's home more. On our drive home, our son yelled, "I want to live at Uncle Bobby's house!" To which our two year-old replied, "Me too!" But, judging by the photos, I think they enjoyed the sand and surf quite a bit as well!
So my brother and I won our race! Well, we decided that to complete the race on our own two feet would be winning to us! We finished in a very respectable 2:28...actually I finished in 2:28:22 and my brother finished in 2:28:21! We ran the entire 13.1 miles together and then he beat me by a 10th of a second. I was surprised because I can never catch Jason when he sprints. I think the fact that his knee was giving him grief enabled me to stay glued to his tail the last hundred feet!
In all it was a wonderful time! I think this will become an annual event for us. I told my grandma she should run it with us and she resolutely stated, "No way!"