It helps that the course is really scenic. I tried to get a bunch of pictures of the landscape so you can get an idea for what it's like.
|There were a lot of vineyards...|
|.....and a one-lane bridge...|
|... palm trees (in vineyards)...|
|....a couple of cemeteries.....|
|... some tree-lined streets...|
|and more vineyards...|
|Ostriches! (emus??..I don't know the difference)|
|And last, but not least - A pink fire truck!|
This conversation occurred around mile 50:
Me: I would pay $50 right now for an extra large fountain diet coke.
Kelsey: I don't think you should do that. We're pretty close.
Me: Well, if we get to McDonald's and they run out of diet coke and there's only one left and a bidding war starts, I'm willing to pay a lot.
Luckily, it didn't come to that.
And now it's 9:30 pm and I have to get ready for bed so I can get up at 5am to have time to drink a cup of coffee and eat a banana before running 13 miles before work. Reminds me of something.....