This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to be one of the official pacers for the City to the Sea Half Marathon in my hometown of SLO. This was my first time running as a pacer, and I was excited that my number one job was to help others meet their goals.

At City to the Sea, the pacers traditionally dress in fun, colorful costumes. This year was no different, and I enjoyed being Wonder Woman for a day. I don’t think I have ever had so many people ask to take photos with me. It was also fun hearing spectators cheer, “Go Wonder Woman!” throughout the race. One of the ladies in my pace group said that she kept telling herself they were cheering for her every time she heard that. 🙂

The 2014 pacers… what a fun group!
(photo by Kaori Photo)

The race itself was really fun. I loved encouraging others and helping them meet their goals. One of my favorite parts of the day was hanging out by the finish line afterwards. A lot of people made a point to find me to say thanks for helping them through the race. Each one of those conversations made me smile a little bigger.

My husband and I pose with Richard, CEO of Fluid, and all-around awesome guy!

Being a pacer was even more fun and fulfilling than I thought it would be. Hopefully I’ll have the chance to do it again sometime!