We rose much earlier than retired folks are wont to do yesterday. Our daughter-in-law was running a half-marathon in Oak Ridge and it seemed a good chance to cheer her on. So down off the mountain we went and stationed ourselves along the route.
I was told there were more than 700 runners, and she ran pretty much mid-pack. That's great, especially since this is her first season to run. After being alerted by my wife, who was stationed upstream for the runners, I caught her just as she crossed the bridge approaching the marina. She was running close behind a fellow who seemed to be in agony!
She obviously was doing much better! Then it was off to greet her at the finish line.
Now is that a winning smile or what? In fact, she looks great for having just finished a 13.1 mile run. Well done, Karen. We're proud of you.