3rd straight marathon month lined up – Welcome to Austin!

Arrived just before midnite, caught some quick shuteye, then off to the Palmer Events Center for bib pickup & the Runner’s Expo. Fast sweep of the room, back in my rental & south on I-35 – destination: San Antonio.  And more specifically…the Alamo.

Sunshiny warm day with temps in the mid-70’s.  Beeeeutiful day!

More than one person warned that I’d be bored at the Alamo – only good if you like history.  Lucky for me – I LOVE history! 🙂

Started off by watching a 20-minute movie produced by the History Channel.  The Texas Revolution was very similar to our own country’s beginnings & struggle against England.  Texas was a northern province of Mexico – primarily settled by Americans & Europeans – fighting for autonomy.  Yea I was hooked.  LOL>

And while the Alamo was the final resting place for Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis & 200 others, it was also the birthplace/the catalyst for the Republic of Texas.  Nope not bored, no way.  I soaked this all in.

Ready for a Texas style dinner?  Well that’d be BBQ – so in Austin, you head to the Iron Works.  Frequently by governors, senators & George W himself, just couldn’t go wrong.  Marathon in the morning – time for sleep?  Heck no, night’s still early.

In Texas they love their Longhorns, so caught a basketball game at UT’s Frank Erwin Center.  #19 Texas crushed the visiting West Virginia Mountaineers 88-71, and improved to 20-5 on the season.  Hook ‘em Horns!

BBQ, basketball & the Alamo.  Yep, now I’m Texas-ready for tomorrow’s 26.2 miles.

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