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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ABC Wednesday: Letter I





This little boy cools his feet in ice cubes after running 8.4 km.


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On Sunday, I took part in our annual Round the bays Run. There were 70,000 Iron men in training. There were some very serious runners, and some just went for fun in support for the charities. I was awed by some very senior citizens in their 70s. They were incredible, as some walked with their sticks. They inspired me to finish the course.

28 comments:

Sandra said...

i can't even imagine 70,000 iron men all together and running. must have been a sight to see. never thought of ice cubes for the feet, great idea.

Carver said...

Great shots and I love the little boy cooling his feet in ice cubes. Looks like a fun event. My brother has competed in several iron man triatholons. I went to San Francisco about 20 years ago when he was doing the escape from alcatraz one. Now that I think of it I can't believe it was 20 years ago when he did that one for the first time.

George said...

Thanks for the pictures from the Round the Bays run. I'm proud of you for finishing the course yourself.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

This is great of you Ann! I thik you inspired me now ;)

Kate said...

The young man certainly knew how to take care of himself!!

Jedediah said...

I get out of breath just by looking at the photos, I'm so out of form. Good for them that they can do it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I am proud of you, Ann, for finishing.. That is SUPER...

Love the picture of the little boy cooling off with the ice cubes.

Hugs,
Betsy

Starnitesky said...

Great shots and well done for finishing the course!

Ginny said...

Gotta love that icy feet picture! Thanks for saying I am still young, but I am 62 now. I don't remember how old you are, did I ever know? You have such a good heart and are also much braver than I am!!

photowannabe said...

Good for you Ann. I admire anyone who can compete and complete the races.
Bravo for the over 70 gang too.

Hildred and Charles said...

Loved the ice cube idea, and the photos of the run. We have an Ironman eventevery year, close by us in Penticton, B.C. It is very inspiring.

Roger Owen Green said...

inspirational, and the ice cubes are a good idea!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jama said...

I really admired people who did the run, that's something I don't think I have the stamina to do!

Jingle said...

wow, what an admirable take...

those who run are heros..

cheers.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

That is an incredible turnout. The energy must have been incredible.

Rosy said...

Great idea for the boy with the ice cubes to cool himself off that way.

Seemed to me you had a wonderful inspirational run.

Wanda said...

Great pictures, and great run.

Years ago, my husband and I ran, but never really far. He would do the 10k and did the two mile.

It was fun.

Martha Z said...

The boy on the ice reminds me of how they set up fire hoses for marathons. If it is a hot day the runners will run through the spray.

Kim, USA said...

Wow congratulations Ann. Wish I have that stamina. ^_^

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Congrats!

Mona said...

wow, 70,000 .. it's a good way to be healthy .. ice cubes nice idea ..

Magia da Inês said...

Belo espetáculo!
Beijos.
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TYRA said...

OMG 70.000 that is like a whole town...
IIIncredible

Tyra

TYRA said...

OMG 70.000 that is like a whole town...
IIIncredible

Tyra

Ruth said...

Wow! Good for you and the others who completed the race.

Meryl said...

I would love to run a marathon...I would also love to be back in New Zealand!

Maria Berg said...

The 3 of May I will do some running but only 5 km - but I do think I need ice after, MB

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Excellent post Ann. Oh I don't even run across the street if I can help it. I do so admire those who tackle and win their goals like this!!

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