We sometimes make the rules up as we go—but it's an unwritten rule that Chicks don't let other Chicks celebrate running B-days and first time half marathons without some "Chick-A-Tude". So six of us packed into my Honda Fit and drove down to jump out onto the course. Nikki helped Renee get a super first half time by distracting her almost the entire distance. Chris Brown surprised Paula who was trying to break 2 hours and she did with speedy Chris there. Elaine, Jennifer, Nicole and I split up the marathon to party with the Birthday girl. She did great and beat her first marathon time(Nike Women's). Keep in mind that after Nike Women's marathon, Dara spent a few days in the hospital with pneumonia and Valley Fever. She had not run any long runs (18 or 20 milers) before PF Chang's. Nicole and I ran with her the last 10 miles and she never once complained about how tired or sore she was... well except for the butt cramp at mile 22-23.
Pacer Chicks and fast Chicks (the ones with medals).
The unofficial runners who won't be named so as not to get busted
by the Race Etiquette police!
Nicole helping Dara work out the 20 something mile butt cramp.
The dudes were totally checking the situation out!
Chris finds Paula... Yay!!