Soft breeze. Mild temps. Blue sky. A perfect day for the 25,000 runners who participate in the Houston Marathon.
Now, Houston’s event may not have all the prestige of New York or Boston, but it does attract runners from all over the country, the world for that matter, as well as the locals who’ve trained hard in hopes of achieving the finish.
Lucky for me, the marathon goes right through the middle of my community, West University Place, where flags put out by the Rotary Club fly and enthusiastic supporters cheer the runners for having gotten halfway. Marathoners wave to the crowd and even pick up their pace a bit in appreciation.
One thing’s for sure. I give every person who passes by huge credit for being out there, and I cheer them on until I am hoarse. For some those 26 miles are harder than for others. Some runners may not finish, but they tried, and that is more than I can say for me.
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