For day 1 we ventured into the Vegas strip. I have always wanted to see it and am glad I went, however, after an hour I was done. It's a lifestyle that I really don't partake in. In fact, I left there feeling sad at the emptiness of it. Mary made the comment, "it's a false paradise" and I think she nailed it. There were so many girls I wanted to walk up to and say, "you are more valuable than this. You are worth more." However, I digress.
|the Venetian watching the gondolas|
|outside the Venetian|
When we tested our bibs at the Expo, the line of Kim's said, "Happy Birthday!"
|look closely at the bottom line|
At packet pickup I captured Mayra looking at her bib for the first time. Bill was able to get her bib name switched to say, "Venezuela" which is her home country. She has been greatly concerned about all of the political unrest in the country and spent the weekend praying for her country. It was overwhelming for her to run with the country name on her bib.
Team Photos - missing Hope, Alan and Leti.
After the Expo we decided to drive the course and enjoy the view on Mt. St. Charleston. I love the mountains.
|See that mountain over there, tomorrow I'm going to run it.|
|Sonia, Jen, Kim, Mayra, Tammy and Marta|
|At the top, marathon start line|
Sonia, Jen, Kim, Mayra, Tom, Tammy, Marta and Juan