And since this was the 3rd Runniversary with Theresa and Toni, I made cupcakes!
We had them for breakfast. :)
|Theresa, Me, Toni|
And I encouraged Theresa to perfect her high-side-kicking skills.
After the one and only aid station, the final climb to the summit begins and more beauty is seen.
We made it to the top and were happy to know all we had to do now was run 6.65 miles down.
We were so happy in fact, Theresa was doing cartwheels in the parking lot!
We were making great time running down. My goal was to finish under 4 hours. We were on a great pace to do that. Suddenly, with 3.5-4 miles to go, the arthritis in my right knee made itself known. I immediately had to slow down and within a very short time I was walking more than running. It was kind of a bummer but at least I was able to walk. I can definitely walk pretty fast. But I wasn't fast enough to meet my 4 hour goal. We crossed the finish line in 4:14. Oh well. That mountain always wins. Every time!
After a little chit chat at the start/finish area, Theresa and I went into town and shared a pizza and caught up on our lives even more.
My love/hate relationship with Mt. Diablo continues.