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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Oklahoma race day

Half marathon 42 done!

It was a nice morning today in Oklahoma City.  We saw cool temps and a huge crowd (both runners and spectators) for the 20th Oklahoma City Memorial marathon.  After a moment of silence for 168 seconds (for each person who died on the day of the bombing), it was race time.

The course was a bit hilly but not too hilly.  It took us through all neighborhoods of the city and the residents of OKC came out in full force.  I mean the crowds were really great.  

In the end I finished in 1:46.  I'm off for a couple months until June when I fly to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  I'm really looking forward to that one.

Until then ...

I snapped a couple shots of the memorial just before sunrise

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Oklahoma arrival

A very nice start to the weekend here in Oklahoma City.  I took in a number of the sites and 'must go to' spots for lunch.  The food has been delicious, weather perfect (85 and sunny today), and everyone I've met has been very nice.

Tomorrow is race day.  More pics to come along with race details.  

Hello, Oklahoma

The right way to start the weekend .. at Nic's Grill

Walking through Bricktown neighborhood


All set for race day

Took a drive to Lake Hefner

Back Door BBQ for lunch

Oklahoma State Capitol Building

Oklahoma National Memorial