Saturday, April 15, 2006

Team Taylor

Though the words “crazy,” “nuts” and “pschyo” have come out of my mouth in reference to my sister's marathon running, the truth is that not even the ocean could keep me from watching her race. I came over the ocean on Tuesday and yesterday morning my family headed north to Boston, where Katie will run the famous and infamous Boston Marathon on Monday. This year’s 110th running is even more special for my family because my Uncle Dave, Aunt Lisa and Katie will all be participating! And when I write running, I really do mean running. They will all run every mile of the marathon faster than I run one! Wahnsinn!

Instead of a long entry today, I think I will stick with pictures and captions. More tomorrow…

Ever since my grandpa passed away we have often seen a rainbow before important moments for our family. We think Thursday night's rainbow is a clear sign that he will be watching over the runners on Monday! If you look closely, you can see a second one.

The race starts 26.2 miles (42K) outside of Boston in a sleepy little town called Hopkinton. The town is woken up once a year by the sound of 20,000 runners pounding the pavement crossing this starting line.

There will be around 500 port-a-potties near the starting line for the runners. Honestly, I don't think that is enough. You do the math!

Anything that might be confused as a port-a-potty has been roped off... eewwwww

Grandpa Lee, Granny, me, Dad and Mom in Hopkington... checking out the course for the runners. We gave it our seal of approval!

Katie wanted a "Boston Running Bean" t-shirt, so my mom designed it and Team Taylor will be sporting them on race day! Who needs to be sponsored by Nike or Adidas, when you've got Team Taylor;-)


At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck, y'all! We've been thinking about you . . .


At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, who needs Nike when you have Team Taylor! I can feel the energy in the photographs you have posted! Good luck!!!

Anuradha :)

At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Stephanie said...

Awesome! I'm thinking fast thoughts for Team Taylor today!

At 6:08 PM, Anonymous Niki said...

I had fun tracking Team Taylor on the Boston Marathon website. I can't believe that technology! Glad to hear everyone made it across the finish line more or less intact. How's Uncle Dave's leg doing?

At 6:09 PM, Anonymous Niki said...

And please send an up-close photo of the shirts your mom designed! They sound hysterical!!


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