Bay to Breakers: Quick Version

Short version: I did not see the Pacific, and instead got my first DNF. Took a stiletto to the instep, and then a half mile later I took a 5’10” guy and however much he weighs to the head, then went unconscious and woke up on the side of the road with well-intentioned drunkards throwing water on me. I really hope this does not cause any problems for my first marathon next weekend.

(I promise, promise, promise I will post full reports for both this and my Providence half before I attempt my full this weekend.)


  1. Oh no!!! I hope you’re OK. That’s the problem with B2B – it can either be a really fun party, or you get surrounded by stoopid drunk idiots. I’m glad I took the sober approach this time.

    I really hope you’re OK and that the race doesn’t ruin your impression of the bay area. Take care!

  2. Holy crap!!! I hope you’re okay and you get back to the East Coast soon!

  3. Hope your’e okay, Laura. What the heck happened? Come back to the East Coast safe. Details please…when you get a chance.

  4. Just so everyone knows: as far as I can tell, I’m fine. My foot hurts some, but what I was really worried about is my head and that seems okay.

    I’m having a bit of trouble staying awake right now since it’s 10 PM EST and my body never completely adjusted to PST, but my flight is in 2 hours so I only have a bit longer and then I can just sleep the whole way back to Boston. I get to go straight to work from the flight – fantastic. But what’s going to be really interesting is that my manager is currently in flight from Barcelona, so basically he’s going to feel like it’s 2 PM when we start work while I feel like it’s 5 AM.

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes!!!

  5. WHAT IN THE WORLD?? That sounds nasty. I’m so sorry this happened to you. Take care.

  6. OMG! I guess my B2B experience this year was a bit different.


  7. Good heavens! It’s supposed to be a FUN run.

    Hope you’re well and recovered quickly.

  8. great use of foreshadowing.

    recover well.

  9. Wow, this begs for a longer post. Happy recovery.

  10. I saw your race times for your previous races and wow, you are pretty fast.

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