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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunrise on the Parkway

I woke up at 5:30 this morning as Umoja had a drumming gig at the Rochester Marathon.
We had to be there at 7:30 so I had to be ready by 6:30.  Fortunately, Karen did the chores and I was able to catch a shower.
My friend Jackie drove in with me.








 Looking North.
 Looking South.
 There was a bump out on the O'Rorke bridge, which was 5 miles from the starting line...
and that's where we were placed.  There were 8 of us and we dressed for the very chilly weather...probably in the 50s.
 The marathon started at 7:30 and we saw the first runners before 8.

Jackie.
 Wayne.
 Fred.
 Lee.
 Stan.
 Jackie, Zak and Marcia.
 What a crew.
 Let me tell you, drumming for 4 hours straight takes some effort.  We were finished at 12:15.

 The man in the photo below stopped to play a drum and I could not get my camera out in time.
 Almost everyone thanked us as they ran by, and some of them were quite animated.

 Zak (who I've known since he was a child...his Mom boarded a horse and pony here) is the real leader of our group and so talented.


 Jackie and I went to Pelican's Nest for lunch and we got home a little after two.  I was SO TIRED.


 It was a great experience and really made a difference to the runners.
Some ran a half marathon, others did the whole thing.  Can't imagine doing this.
Rest time.
Night all.

3 comments:

  1. I've no doubt it was tiring, but what a good cause, and what fun!

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  2. WOW beautiful early morning shots. A good cause worth getting up for. Hug B

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  3. What a fun day! I wake mom up 7 days a week at 4:20am cause I have to peepee then eat
    Edward
    (& Lily)

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