I've Stood in The Cold, I've Stood in the Rain....
By Morley Hunt
October 30, 2016 7:55pm CST
This morning we were fortunate that the rain held off for at least part of the marathon. One of our daughters is a runner. She runs in marathons. She has run in the Boston Marathon and the Chicago Marathon as well as many, many others. My husband and I have stood in the cold and in the rain to cheer her on. She has told us what a lift she gets when she seen a familiar face along the 40 kilometre route.. The year she ran in the Boston Marathon the entire family travelled to Boston (8 hours away) to cheer her on. Once she had passed the point where we stood, we all got back in our cars and drove another 8 hours home. This morning the race began in Buffalo, New York and ended in Niagara Falls, Ontario. On Saturday she, as well as the other runners had to pre lead customs to compete in the race. We watched her running down the Boulevard, on the one piece of the race that looped around. My son inlaw, a long haul truck driver was on the Peace Bridge when she passed. We heard him blow his air horn. This seemed to start a cacophony of horns on the bridge. Unfortunately the rain began in earnest about half way along the race. The cold wind was unpleasant before the rain. It was doubly so once the rain started to fall. I admire my daughter with her dedication and drive, but I am not and will never be a runner.
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This is an annual race. It takes a lot of cooperation from both sides of the border. It's actually really funny that my son inlaw was heading into the states at the same time....the bridge delays (one of the three lanes was closed to traffic) were a nightmare. You had the marathon as well as people heading "over the river" to a Bills game.
• El Paso, Texas
That is one thing I could never do, my ankles buckle when I try to run .... I'm not sure what other word to use to describe it, but it hurts. I used to love to walk but I've gotten way too lazy in my retirement. Too bad they don't have flying fingers marathons.