The Golden Gate Half Marathon, by Coastal Trail Runs, was held on February 11, 2012, after a night of rain and wind on the Marin Headlands. Fortunately, the rain stopped by the beginning of the race. To my surprise, the trails weren’t that muddy, but for My Girl – running her first ever 1/2 marathon – it was the worst conditions she ever attempted to do anything outdoors. And, for a first half marathon, most people pick something flat. Not for her.