This post is long overdue ... Last week Emily and I ran the Mercer Island half and it was awesome. It was her first half marathon and she killed it - we ran a 2:11 together. The race was amazingly beautiful, and it was the perfect weather for a half - sunny but not hot.
The race went along the water the entire way with views of Seattle. There were some rolling hills but those just made the run more fun - nothing terrible.
We went past countless fancy houses with their fancy boats (which was good for daydreaming along the run) and Emily told me Mercer Island is often called "Mercedes Island." I see why.