For the sixth year, I participated in the PF Changs Rock and Roll Marathon. Not as a runner, but as the manager of the first stage of entertainment. I have the pleasure of seeing all of the nearly 30,000 runners (full and half) run past me, still in good shape, with big smiles on their faces. My band this year was Come Back Buddy, a Buddy Holly tribune band, complete with poodle skirts and penny loafers.
This year, I had a little help from Terry, a student in ASU's tourism department who came out bright and early at 5:30 a.m. to get a little hands-on experience with special events.
The full marathon course runs right past HMA's office. The elite runners seem to glide through the race.
Congratulations to all participants and I'll see you again next year!