As many of you already know, I train for and run marathons with TEAM In Training. I raise money and run each race in memory of my youngest son, Eric. I ran the Des Moines full marathon in 2010. This year I am helping out the TEAM by mentoring newbies!I am running the Lincoln National Guard 1/2 Marathon May 1 2011 as a TEAM mentor. Now, I am training for and mentoring for the Nike Women's Marathon October 16, 2011
The Nike women's marathon is an entire race geared totally for women. Men can enter and run the race, but they can't win. Last year of the 20,000 participants....only 900 were men. This whole race is all about GIRL TIME! Pre-race expos involve free manicures, pedicures, and massages....with mani and pedi stations all along the race course!
Here's the best part.....
The finish line is a red carpet lined with the San Francisco Fire Department all wearing Tuxedos who hand you a Tiffany & Co. finishers necklace.