Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sounds and Thoughts of the Peachtree Race

Sounds and Thoughts of Peachtree
by Kathy Douglas
Good morning, Atlanta!
Stretching: sides, back, touch the toes.
Up at 5:30 to catch MARTA
People everywhere
Number group 30,000-39,000
55,000 runners on a cool
July morning.
We're moving
Her we go
I'm so thankful I can do this.
Walkers move to the right.
Thank you, Volunteers.
Watch out for the barriers.
"It's as far to run a 10 minute mile
as it is to run a 6 minute mile."
Matadors dressed in white
Running from Styrofoam bull
So much Red, White, and Blue
Thanks, Volunteers, we
couldn't do it without you.
Here comes Heartbreak Hill,
Music, music everywhere
Bands, D.J.'s, boom boxes.
Go Runners, you can do it
How far is it?
Have you seen a t-shirt yet?
You're almost there.
Look at that hill!
Watch out for those girls,
They'll knock you down.
Another water stop ahead,
Here comes the cameras
Only .2 left
There comes Piedmont Park
The Finish Line, The Finish Line,
The Finish Line!
There's the water
We did great.
Look at the t-shirts: nice color!
Hey, FREE Coke
Free Power aide
Free Health bars!
Thanks, Atlanta, for another
Wonderful 4th of July!

1 comment:

Jen Barney said...

YEAHHHHH! You did it! Awesome- Want to hear all about it!