|Chock up another one!|
|The collection Grows!|
|Early Start. Noe the rain!|
|Preparing for Precipitation!|
|Time to get wet....maybe.|
|A quick visit to the Bathrooms.|
|So excited, she can barely contain it!|
|Lose the Poncho, check the Garmin.|
|No mascot captures this year.|
So, with bathroom breaks and national anthem out of the way, the race began. I was a little bummed that I was unable to capture any race shots this time. The new camera has it's own identity... and taking action sport shots is not one of them. Not that it mattered much. Cheryl ran past me so quickly, I probably would have had trouble capturing her with the old camera. I finally gave up and decided to record her with video. With only moderate success.
|Cheryl's elbow...behind the blue guy|
Wanna see? Check out how she blows past me at the 30 second mark. (look for the guy with the green shirt, Cheryl is hidden behind the lady in the purple-ish top. Don't feel too bad if you miss her the first time; she's a blur!) At 30 seconds, she is in the lower right corner wearing orange shorts and turquoise top.
The video quality is crap compared to the original... Hmm, Guess blogger does not like videos much.
|Cheryl rounds the corner to the finish.|
|Finally a still shot that turned out.|
|Time to hang out by the water|
|And show off the medal.|
|And drink the beer!|
|And hear about the "winners"|
|Cheryl offers a bribe.|
|Hiro displays his disappointment|
|Hiro inspects he offer...|
|Takes a sniff...|
So, Cheryl gets to add another medal to her growing list of successes ( and semi- successes) in the world of running. She thinks that this year's medals are fewer than she had hoped, but at least some of the medals have ulterior uses that come in handy from time to time.
|And then a taste. Bribe accepted!|
|These medals come in handy|
|If only Cheryl would use them properly|
|Lift and pull...lift and pull!|