Having said all of that, I'm pretty pleased with my results. I did the race at a 16:14 pace which is about what I trained at all season. And there were 120 people behind me in my age/gender division (F 30-34). Not very sportwomanlike I know but I am a tad competitive in these endeavors.
The race was really fun. In contrast to the full marathon I did last year I was able to enjoy myself for most of it. I grooved to the bands, high-fived some cheerleaders and laughed at the jokes that folks around me were making. There was this guy with a Phoenix Triathlon club shirt who was making us all laugh the entire second half of the race. Especially funny was him asking various motorcycle cops to give him a ride to the end.
Funny signs along the course
Two miles to free beer
Sweat is sexy
Run Forrest Run!
And I was only 16,963 people behind the half-marathon world record