Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Woodpecker Love

“In order to see the birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence.”
~Robert Lynd

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon 2014

This year Bud ran the Blue Ridge Marathon on Saturday. It’s called "the hardest road marathon in the country”. He ended up doing way better than when he ran in the Richmond Marathon two years ago. His time was 6:43:55. There were 34 who came in after him. Here is a selection of photos from the day celebrating his accomplishment at age  61. He is one happy runner, and I am one happy Genie. This Saturday is a Half Marathon in Bedford County, VA., and yes, he’s gonna run it. All of these shots were taken with my iPhone 5. Three weeks ago I crushed my 4 with my electric car seat. Bad, Expensive Move on my part!

 Ready to leave the motel.

FOXFIRE is Bud’s trail name.

Being in the “slow” class for marathon running, he went way, way back
 to the E corral to start.

This was one of Bud’s liquor salesmen before he retired from 
managing the ABC Store here in Lexington.

Waiting to start...this year’s shirts were the wild bright blue ones. Bud stuck to his navy and his do-rag bandana, as I like to call it.

...and he’s OFF

 At the finish line...
I couldn’t get to him for for a closer shot because of the aluminum barricade fencing.
34 were to follow him.

Heading for his medal...

These precious volunteers were waiting to present him his medal.
Just think...a medal and a cute girl to give it to you...for what more could a man ask?

And here he is just after he got it around his neck.

The sky was blue with gorgeous fluffy white clouds.
This is the area where the band was playing and the kids were playing.

There were fabulous reflections and shadows because it was such a gorgeous day.

NO...I an NOT in a short skirt :-)  Rather, white slacks and a pond blue and white top.
This is where I ate lunch...all sweets!!!!

This fencing is lovely. 

There were lots of old and new signs...and one cool T Shirt.

Bud and I are going to this after his race this coming Saturday. Yummy.

One of my former students and her husband bought the old Agnew Seed Store building.

Nice iron fencing...
Nice beer bus, too.

No back packs without a total search of them. 

Eat, Sleep Snore, Repeat!!!!
You’ve gotta love that one.

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Our World Tuesday
Good Fences
Skywatch Friday
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Weekend Reflections