Welcome to Miami

Last week Doug and I headed to Miami to visit Amanda and run the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. Doug ran the full. I ran the half.

First and foremost, Amanda was the best host ever. Thanks Amanda! We love you and David for having us as guests and showing us a great time.
Here are some pictures of our visit:

Miami in the evening as we took a walk...

Doug and I got up the next day to see the sunrise. We were able to see the dolphins out playing in the water as well. What a great way to start the day.

So...later in the day we headed to the expo. There are 4 of us, and we all know how crazy it can be keeping track of everyone at a huge expo. All of us were together...except Doug. I look around and look around and then finally found him bent down in front of some girl at an expo booth. AND she rubbing lotion on his head. What?! Okay...Well...the word on the street was she had talked him into putting an advertisement on the back of his head. Goof!

Warming up...
Then we headed down to Lincoln Road where we indulged on fabulous pretzels with sunflower seeds, chocolate dipped strawberry kabobs, yummy pizza and frozen yogurt. What a way to load up for race day!
Hanging out on the beach...
Our fabulous hosts...
The race was nice with awesome medals at the finish. The day brought us overcast skies and humidity which we were thankful for. The overcast kept the warm sun from baking us too much. We ran through a lot of nice areas and ran down the South Beach area where I experiences two transvestites cheering on the crowd. One was in leather and lace, the other in a red leotard and high heels. Both were taking turns yelling through the megaphone. What a sight!
Maimi-January 2011...Amanda...can we book that far in advance?


  1. Sounds and looks like you had a great time! Just seeing those pictures reminds me that summer will be back here in the freezing north :)

  2. Glad you had a great trip and race!

  3. ooooh. i could go for some beach/warmth/sun right now! glad you had a good visit and race :)

  4. What I wouldn't give to be in Maimi or even Tampa right now! It looks so warm! I am ready for summer!

  5. I lurves you! You can visit any time, you are such great hotel guests.

  6. fun- jealous... funny about the bald headed advertisment. lol-

  7. Yeah, where was the picture of the ad on his head????

  8. LOL at Ken. Yes, I want to see the ad too!

    Looks like you had a fun time (as always)!

  9. I love Miami. Such a fun place. I bet it was great sightseeing during the race!