For the third year in a row, Liz ran (power-walked, actually) in the PF Chang's Rock & Roll Half-Marathon. This year, that meant rolling out of bed at 4:30 AM on a Saturday morning, to be at ASU @ 6:30, to catch the shuttle and be in downtown Phoenix by 7:30.
This year, it just so happened that Phoenix was having some of its coldest weather in 10 years. So Liz and Michele got to freeze their socks off from 7:30 until 10:00, which was when their "corral" finally started the race.
Despite the chill, they managed to do the 13.1 miles in a personal-best time. to wit :
2005 : 3 hours, 36 minutes
2006 : 3 hours, 44 minutes
2007 : 3 hours, 31 minutes
The pics (above) come gratis from the race organizers, but they're small and lo-res. So my apologies if they don't enlarge nicely. Liz is undecided whether or not to do this again next January, but I'm betting she ends up doing it.