Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Local Hero Kills Awestruck Humorist
Rita will kill me for putting her picture here so this may be my last post. I can't help it. She (on the right with the hat) and her dear friend from Alaska, Saundra, made a fine showing for themselves at the NYC Marathon on Sunday. This picture was taken shortly after reuniting with them at the finish. They look fresh and strong after running 26.2 miles through the city of New York in that way of mutant marathon maidens everywhere. Rita made her goal of finishing under 4 hours at 3:56, which is only an hour and about 10,000 places behind Lance Armstrong. She did cross the finish line in the top 30% of all finishers. In a field of 38,700 runners, that's not nothing, or in plain English - something. She's my hero. But she's still going to kill me.