Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another Reason to Love My Neighborhood

On Saturday morning 33,000 runners participated in the Monument Avenue 10K. I live a block off the route and went out to see as much as I could before needing to be at the office to prepare for the big campaign kickoff.

I really shouldn't disclose that I cried there on the sidewalk sipping my herbal tea and watching the runners. These events always make me emotional. It's a triumph of the human spirit to train and execute a plan. It's a little slice of America for a neighborhood to gather together on the sidewalks and cheer for others. It just makes me happy.


(first in the chair division coming down the road with other elite runners)

The most fun thing about this race, in particular, is that many people dress up. I wasn't quick enough to snap a photo of a Robert Palmer + back up dancers with inflatable guitars ensamble, but I did one of my very favorite of the morning....



7 comments:

Mama Corleone said...

I can't even tell what that is??!! I need back-up, let me get Shawn over here.

Mama Corleone said...

Is that Indiana Jones? If so...it's dang funny!

MBusse said...

It is indeed Indy! That's the boulder he dragged for the full 10K. I'm not sure what it was made of, but even if weightless, it's a pain to drag that distance. Very impressive - for both creativity and stamina!

Mama Corleone said...

Hey, when do we get to hear your spy story....I know your paranoid, but I am dying to hear this!

John and Angela said...

This is great, go Indy! I love seeing pictures of your charming neighborhood, too.

Tender Mercies said...

Too bad you didn't tear up when you watched the Richmond marathon last November!

M said...

I know what you mean--I totally cry when I watch things like that too!! Seeing how hard people have worked, knowing the personal triumph it is for them... Pass me the Kleenex!