Shortly after that photo was taken we found Erika! I knew Zach and Jen were going to be there too but sadly, we didn't see them. Emily and Amy were running the 5k which started 30 minutes after the half so I didn't think we would see them.
This is the that final uphill that many others were complaining about. It WAS pretty mean to put this at 12.8! But Julianne and I made it to the top and even picked off a couple of people, namely this one chick who was superduper negative for the last half a mile telling us we had to "save ourselves for the hill" that we should "walk up the hill"...whateva biotch we kicked it right on past you! AND on the other side of the bridge we had cheerleaders! Sarah (bless her heart) didn't run either race but she was at the race start to see the 5kers off and watched all the PB&J's finish! Amy was also there cheering in the final stretch, basking in her 5k PR glory!
Cheers to an awesome race and an awesome group of friends!
One thing that you could probably tell from the pictures is...spring finally came to Portland. The weather was just as predicated--gloriously sunny and warm (with a nice breeze). Have I mentioned how much I LOVE SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!