Today was Bay to Breakers. Jason and I completed the 12K (7.64 miles) in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Not bad, but not great either. I wanted to run the last four miles of the race but by then Jason was having some issues and couldn't run. Maybe next year I'll leave him behind and end up with a better finishing time.
We learned that there are lots of odd traditions associated with Bay to Breakers including a giant tortilla fight at the starting line. People bring bags of them and just start tossing them over the crowds. My plan is to next year bring cheese and refried beans to throw as accessories for the tortillas.
If you look closely at that picture you'll see a few tortillas flying overhead.
Another tradition: Salmon! Okay, people dressed like salmon, running from the finish line to the start (you know, upstream) all the while yelling "SPAWN!" and handing out high fives.
And let's not forget the oddest of all traditions: Bare to Breakers! This tradition is not for the faint of heart. It involves some people you would happily pay to stay dressed taking off all their clothes and running the whole race naked. Nude. Au natural. My favorite naked guy was the one that had his race numbers pinned to his chest using his nipple rings. Sweet!
After we got home from the race, Jason declared he was exhausted and collapsed on the couch with Lily for a while. I wonder how sore he's going to be tomorrow
There are more pictures from the race including costumes, floats, and naked men posted here