When Jes Borland suggested we do a group SQL Run in Seattle, I was thinking that we’d have a few people. Allen White and I run together when we’re in the same town, and with all the people that ran the Portland half and full marathons this past weekend, I was thinking that we’d have 10 or 12 people for the run.
I arrived at the Sheraton around 6:45, and there was one guy outside. I was thinking, OK, a nice small group run and I’m early. He told me that there were people inside waiting, and when I walked in, I saw this:
There were about 20-25 people and across the next 10 minutes the crowd grew to about 40-50 people. Hard to tell, but it was a large crowd. A few people I expected to come didn’t because of the timing. We were finishing around 7:30 or so and with breakfast ending at 8am and the keynote at 8:15, that doesn’t leave a lot of time to cool down, shower, and more.
One reason I didn’t accept a spot at the blogger table. Totally worth it to jog with the crowd down to the water and along the boardwalk and piers North of Pikes Place Market. I ended up moving along different people at different times, chatting as we lightly jogged around.
It was a great time, with a nice Seattle morning, cool, but not cold, only a little wind and no rain. A pleasant way to start the day.