Monday, October 26, 2009

2009 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon Preview

I was really hoping to write this much sooner than eight days after the marathon but life was in the way. Since we returned home last Sunday night, we've had sick kids. Vomiting, fever, coughing...someone has stayed home from school since last Monday (granted, they didn't have school Thursday or Friday, but one still wasn't feeling well). I'm hoping to let Emily return to school tomorrow but I'll wait to see how she wakes up.

I'm going to be lazy because it is now 11:10 p.m. and thanks to the various illnesses I have yet to get a decent night sleep so I'm going to bed. In the meantime, there were several "pool" photographers who posted pictures to Flickr in addition to the usual official photographs. They took a ton of amazing pictures and if you click on these links, will give you a good idea of the beautiful fall day we had to run.

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Next post...race report


Regina said...

Hope everyone feels better soon.

Nice photos. I'm so used to see tons and tons of people at the NYC Marathon, it looks like so many less people at this one. Congrats on your race.

Joe S said...

These are great pictures. It looked like a beautiful course on a fabulous day. Thanks for sharing with us.

Mom on the Run said...

I think there were about 4,000 runners between the full and half marathon. You never felt like you were running by yourself but you didn't have to work your way through crowds like you do at the bigger races.