Patriots’ Day and the Boston Marathon this is not.
Today is the PF Chang’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona marathon through the streets of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. And while the primary event would seem to be the half- and full-marathons, this run is as much a party as competitive race. Entertainment lines the course with Tempe’s own Gin Blossoms headlining the post-race concert.
Other local blogs also mentioned today’s race but I am proud to say I went one step further than the rest. No, I didn’t enter the race … at my size, I’ll strain to hear the television rather than get up to find the remote for my stereo receiver.
Instead, I had lunch at Pei Wei – an off-shoot of the title sponsor, PF Chang’s. I felt it was the very least I could do.