Thursday, November 24, 2011

10k thanksgiving morning

our traditional warm-up to the feast includes thousands of people.  
 the weather was good this year - 40 degrees and just a trace of wind.
 the colorful start of the race.  

 cincinnati has beautiful old buildings.

 the bubbles were a surprise.  you can't see from this picture how delightful it was to go through bubbles.  very childish fun!
 the race is for charities, and people shed and donate their warm sweatshirts and coats.  

 the course passes the newport, kentucky aquarium.  
 mrs. claus was in the race this year, chatting with an elf and then santa on the cell phone.  who knew they have wireless service in the north pole?
 cold and muddy ohio river.  high, too.  it's rained a lot the past few days.  
 ever since reading the great bridge, the structures fascinate me.  
this is the theme of many runners and walkers.  it's a delightful way to work up an appetite.
volunteers make the race.  this boy goes to a local high school, and he's cutting the timing chip off a shoe.  chilly work.  thank you to the volunteers!  how did you celebrate thanksgiving?  joy and blessings. 


  1. WOW! I'm really impressed. Congratulations on your run! That's a fantastic way to get ready for Thanksgiving :-)

  2. Thanks so much for taking photos and sharing this experience with us. I can just feel the collective energy. You go, N! Have a great weekend!

  3. You are such an inspiration, Noreen! I love the energetic photos. I'm wondering how you were able to run the race and shoot photos at the same time? So glad you enjoyed your day.
    - Heidi

  4. it was a lot of fun. i stayed back to walk/run with our 10-year-old this time, so i ran to the side of the road, took pictures, and caught up. happy saturday!

  5. Even if you did a walk/run I am proud of you. I believe the only exercise I did over Thanksgiving weekend was walking down a flight of steps to the basement to grab some more bottles of wine ;-)

  6. runnign through the bubbles must had felt magical for all who went through it, as well as the cause!

  7. An awesome thing to do! It looks like there was amazing spirit there. I love the movement and energy that you captured in your shots. Thanks for sharing x

  8. What a great way to kick off the holiday! I love the donation of your shed-sweatshirts, and lovelovelove the bubbles! You certainly deserved your turkey after that!


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