Monday, May 25, 2009

Bolder Boulder

I am from Atlanta which hosts the Peachtree Road Race.  A 10k that until recently was the world's largest 10k race (some Canadian city took over in 2008).  It's bloody hot running that race on July 4th.  All I remember of that race is that you lined up at the starting line before the sun came up and people are drinking beer before 10 am.

For all my Atlanta friends, the Bolder Boulder was the largest race in the US which all participants are timed (stupid fact) and the 5th largest road race in the world (more interesting.)  For a town on 100,000 residents... 54,000 people run this race.  That is pretty large.

I went out this morning to look for my friend Nicole running the Bolder Boulder.  Somehow her mom, Laura, talked me into running with her last year.  I was sore for 5 days.  I don't do that running thing anymore.  Thank goodness Laura wasn't pregnant and she could run with Nikki this year.  I can't keep with with that 3rd grader!  Amazingly, out of 54,000 people, I found them!  Even more amazing, when I took this picture of them, somehow their dad/husband and son/brother ended up in the background.  Weird but true!
On another note.  My friend Mande did some negotiating with the weather gods and traded her Portland weather for Boulder weather.  She is basking in the sun and I haven't seen it in days.  Mande, the joke is over!  


From the Erben Gang..... said...

Ahh. I feel honored! Nikki will love the post--but even better---She LOVED you being there waiting for us, with Elke! Now its my turn to be sore for 5 days!

Mande Harris said...

I am so powerful. Muaaaaaahhhh.