Interstellar Adventures

October 22, 2005

Packet Pick-Up

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 2:56 pm

San Francisco was foggy this morning. The low clouds hung tight around the taller buildings. Since my body clock is two hours ahead, I woke up shortly after 5:30 this morning. Looking outside I could see dim glimmers of light through the fog.

Judy and I got up, showered, dressed and went and had breakfast at the Pinecrest Diner. Supposedly the “Best Breakfast in San Francisco”. Haven’t tried breakfast anywhere else, so I’ll have to take their word for it.

We walked down just a couple of blocks to the Expotique area. First thing was packet-pickup and chip verification. Gotta make sure a) the chip works and b) it has your name associated with it! Got my race number too, so now I’m ready to go. We went through the little ‘spa’ area of the Expo and picked up a couple of freebie things. Then we stood in line for a brief massage. Long line, but the massage felt so good.

We walked over to Niketown. It was a zoo. What do you get when you put together a race for 15,000 women? Shopping mania! There were lines for checkout, lines for jersey personalization, lines for waiting for more sizes that they had run out of. I mean, who’s an extra small anyway! Oh, Judy’s 13 year old daughter. Harumph.

Finally, we walked over to Macy’s to pick up a cool shirt.


  1. I’ve never been to San Francisco. Just LA and as far south as Laguna Beach and as far north as Santa Barbara. Hope you’re having a blast!
    my 13 yr old is extra small also. LOL!

    Comment by Laura — October 22, 2005 @ 5:01 pm |Reply

  2. Be sure to try the Chinese food. 😉

    Comment by FTS — October 22, 2005 @ 7:26 pm |Reply

  3. Howdy Blog-Along!

    Kick some booty tomorrow. Remember to look around and have a little fun while running those 26.2 miles.

    Tell my wife I love her and good luck


    Comment by Flashy Blinky Man — October 22, 2005 @ 8:25 pm |Reply

  4. Good luck. Have fun.

    Comment by Star — October 22, 2005 @ 8:41 pm |Reply

  5. Good luck!!! Love the shirt.

    Comment by Lucinda — October 22, 2005 @ 8:57 pm |Reply

  6. Love the shirt!

    And love the new look – I know I haven’t been around in a while, so I don’t know how long its been since you made the changes! But I like it!

    Comment by TrueJerseyGirl — October 22, 2005 @ 10:03 pm |Reply

  7. Great shirt…good luck IL.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — October 23, 2005 @ 11:41 am |Reply

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