Monday, January 4, 2010
Our team consisted of two parts, the half-ringers and the full-ringers. The half-ringers, already in full stride, Liz and Lola, show their enthusiasm for the day's adventure.
The full-ringers, obviously unaware of what lay ahead, smiled for the camera... smiles we would not see again until 10+ miles later! Okay... maybe once or twice...
We were close to approaching Red Square and on our way to the finish line. Here's a shot of us crossing Крымский Мост.
Just another quick bridge, and we were almost there. What a magnificent sunrise. It's amazing to imagine just what this location would have been like hours before, teeming with people celebrating the new year with friends and family from all over Russia! But at 8 in the morning, it was fairly easy to grab a picture at this usually crowded vista.
Finally, the Starlight Diner, our finish line and makers of a fantastic breakfast for all hungry runners! A little more worn, a little less energetic, but quite satisfied. Guess it's time to retire the running shoes...
Or maybe not! (This means you too, Dan!)