The Squirrel left me alone today. (?? Read two blog entries back)
There was an Expo the two days before the Marathon. At the Expo was a car show. If any vehicle there could have been called the "Mascot" this would be it. A 1937 Dodge Pickup. Why? Because the finisher's medal :
(that's mine!) was modeled after:
the badge for the truck.
On Saturday morning, There was a 5k. It was cold enough for frost on the windshield.
Ahh A water break:
All the little kids got medals for their fun run:
I already showed the video of the Mascot dash:
I didn't get a picture of the sheriff with the shotgun, but here in Tulsa that's how they start the race. No air horn, a gun ... BLAM!!
Saturday night I went out to dinner with some other Half Marathon 50 Staters
Sunday Morning was cold but not quite as cold as Saturday ... no frost.
This is Maureen Bowen. Oklahoma was her 50th state. She said she stopped at a Starbucks on the course and had a cappuccino. Was she carrying money? Were they just nice to runners? Who knows? Who cares? She stopped for coffee during the race. Cool!
Maniacs, Fanatics, and Marathon 50 Staters (Half Marathoners didn't have an official contingent.)
People were on the course playing music and encouraging us:
Did you know Viking runes dated to AD900 have been found near Tulsa? Is this what she was celebrating?
A belly dancer! That's what I'm talking about.
We couldn't possibly run one of these races without the local constabulary. And in Tulsa, we need them to start the race.
It ain't that hot and neither are you. Ok, so maybe you are, and I'm jealous. In either case put on a shirt.
Sorry, no finish line pictures from me because my little camera ran out of power.
But it was a fun day. Today I went out to explore Route 66 and the city of Tulsa. Maybe some pictures tomorrow, but then it is a travel day and I may be too tired to say more than a paragraph.