Special thanks go to
- the residents of Soulard with the big banner and the line-up to give us runners high-fives. I recall high-fiving someone dressed up in Superman costume, that was fun.
- the lady who gave out slices of oranges somewhere around Mile 11. It was getting hot then and she was properly situated between the water stations.
- the lady, sitting by the curb between Miles 12 and 13, who called out my name as she gave some encouraging words. It was a nice personal touch that the bib have the first name printed.
- and of course, last but most important, my big sister TOTA (Top-of-the-Arch) and brother-in-law for hosting my stay and making it an all-expense-paid vacation with plenty of time for relaxing and recuperating!