Up very early to make it to the volunteer tent by 0400 and start data entry for the Pat's Run at 0445. I did a couple hours of work then took off ot run in the event as a bandit. It was a lot of fun and didn't cost me a penny. I posted a 27:37 or average 6:38 over the 4.2 mile course. I didn't feel guilty because with the chip timing I didn't disrupt the timing and I had a volunteer t-shirt, so as least I did something in exchange for running the race. The field was incredible, over 25,000 people in this race; I couldn't believe it. I started about three minutes after the start and was swimming up stream the whole time. Anyway, I had a great time. Also, I helped out with the kids race, helping with the wave starts, so we didn't have all 1000 plus kids running over each other. What a great event that I'm proud to be a part of!
I did my homeless act too gathering a few cans after the race. I would have thought there would have been more cans laying around with all the people at the race, but I was only able to find about 12 cans to recycle.
I went home and drank a few Odell IPA Pale Ale's and was in heaven; what great beer!