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The San Francisco 1st Half Marathon

Since I moved to San Francisco a few years ago and got back into running, I've been interested in doing a half marathon that crossed the Golden Gate Bridge. It's one of my absolute favorite things in San Francisco, and I usually run across it for longer training runs. It even feels magical in the fog — it's like you're running through clouds! That desire to run the bridge led me to the San Francisco 1st Half Marathon.

My Dad, who comes out to San Francisco fairly regularly for races, flew out for this race (his first Bay Area half marathon!). We spent the day before the race hiking to the summit of Mt. Livermore on Angel Island (active but tiring enough to encourage us to go to bed early!). Since it was vacation time for him, we enjoyed some wine the night before the race (some very tasty 2014 Walt Blue Jay Pinot Noir), along with homemade spaghetti and turkey meatballs. I don't typically drink before a race, but I think my experience here may make me change my tun…