I ran the Napa Valley Marathon yesterday with my friend Rachael, to enjoy the race and the scenery and to try to get her qualified for the Boston Marathon. She gave it her all, but we knew going in that this was going to be a long shot because her training wasn't quite where it needed to be. We were on pace for a 3:42:30 finish until around mile 18 but then the wheels fell off, so to speak. A sudden downpour with wind and hail during mile 19 didn't help. Still, it was a fun weekend hanging out with her and Bob. Thanks, Bob, for doing all the driving. And thanks, Rachael, for sharing the run with me!