Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wide World of Sports

This weekend was spent doing a number of athletic activities from signing up for a 5K to playing a game of touch football to watching the London marathon. In an effort to keep my motivation up and get back in shape I had signed up for The Race for a Life a 5K event just for women that takes place at various places throughout England this summer. I will be walking with a number of women from my office to raise money for cancer research. Watch out shameless plug follows.


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I woke up a little sore this morning after playing football yesterday, surprisingly I was the only girl that showed up to play but I think I held my own. I caught a pass and almost had an interception. All in all I had a good time and that is what really matters. Since I was sore this morning I decided to watch the marathon instead of run it this year.

After years of watching the Boston marathon I wasn't sure if this would have the same atmosphere, it did. As you walk down the street the crowds are deafening as they cheer on the various runners. It is great to hear everybody being supported and encouraged to go that one last mile. The route through London zig-zags around town . I watched the race at various points from Embankment up to St Paul's and Tower Bridge. As with the Boston marathon among the masses there are those making a statement, those that inspire you and those that keep on plugging.

The Masses

The Crazy

This guy had a political message on his back side "Free Tibet" I also captured that but thought that would make my blog R rated.

The Inspirational

The End

OK I don't know for sure that this was the last guy to cross tower bridge but they were starting to clean up the bridge at around 2:30 as this guy came walking across.


Dave said...

cool blog, good pics am i allowed to bring crib notes for the exam on wednesday

Amy said...

Wow, aren't you the sporty type all of a sudden. Good for you for doing the 5 K. If you do 8 or so in a row, that's just like a marathon.