Saturday, September 22, 2007

Julia and Joe--Massachusetts

Julia and I are blogging buddies. She's a runner; I'm a walker. One of these days, she's gonna come to Kansas and run in the Heart of America. We both enjoy gourmet dinners and excellent wine. Somehow or another we connected and read each other's blogs. Graciously, graciously she sent me these two pictures. They were taken just moments after she finished The 2007 Boston Marathon—her fifth one.

In the first picture, her husband Joe is presenting her with a bouquet of roses at the finish line. Joe had already finished the race, went home for a shower and a change of clothes, stopped by a florist for the flowers and then made it back to finish line in plenty of time to cheer for Julia. That's Julia in the white hat—still huffing and puffing.

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In the second picture, Julia's a little more composed, thinking, "This man is a keeper!"
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Julia also has an affinity for bucket hats.

6 comments:

J said...

What a great write up this is!!! You make me cry! And we will... we WILL be there to run in the heart of America. Hopefully sooner than later!!!

--Julia

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Paul
That is a great post. Thanks for sharing it.
Ralph

Rachel said...

This is great!! Love all the hat pictures! Very touching to see Julia and Joe!!

texasblu said...

Wow... marathons. I am so impressed. And that was super sweet of her husband.

What's a bucket hat?

And... I LOVE those fishing hats!

Seeker said...

Hi Julia!
Nice to meet you. I'll be over to check out your blog. Congrats on finishing the Boston race FIVE times!
Wow.

Jamie Dawn said...

Julia is amazing!!
I'm in awe of people who have the endurance to run a marathon.