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Oct 2, 2011

Brooksie Way Half Spectator

Rest Day today.

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This morning I got up early(well not too early) and headed over to the Brooksie Way route.  It was a perfect morning for a run.  I wish I was running in it but I knew it was for the best that I didn't sign up for it since I did a half two weeks ago and a full coming up in two weeks.  I went to cheer on the runners with my new Cowbell.  I received an overwhelming response to it.  I was just before the 8 mile marker right on a hill that's the tough point of the race.

I got to see all the runners from the fastest to the last.  I also got to see several bloggers and also got to see someone that I know personally that I have been following his training!  Here are a few pictures at the race.
Police car getting ready for the race!
The start crew ahead of the first runner - this is a small hill too.
The first runner!  Very fast!  I even got him floating! 
This guy dribbles 3 basketballs the WHOLE race!  Insane!
Meg(in her typical thumbs up pose) and Erika
Stephanie from a Short Girl Trying to Run
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It was exciting to see Meg from Watch MeGo run, Erika from This Spartan Will, Stephanie from A Short Girl Trying to Run  and another person who yelled Detroit Runner(who was that?)  Yeah for bloggers running races!  They could not have had a better day, weather wise!

Conclusion - Running the race is much harder than spectating in the race!  Haha!

Have a great day and.....Keep Running!!!!!

9 comments:

  1. I've heard this is a great race and based on your recap and everything I've heard, I think I'd like to run it sometime. I've raced in Michigan a few times and visit frequently (I have family in Royal Oak). It looks fun!

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  2. You should do it Joanna. You would enjoy it!

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  3. Stephanie is A short girl trying to run! :) It was nice seeing you cheering everyone on!! You looked a bit shocked when I shouted out your name.

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  4. I was running up this huge hill at the race today and I'm thinking to myself "is that a cowbell?". And then I come across your blog. Thanks for cheering us on. I liked the cowbell.

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  5. Stephanie - I'm so sorry! I'm glad you corrected me!!! Hope your race went well; I'll correct the blog. I knew I'd do something stupid like that!

    Hi Dave - No problem. I enjoyed being out there. Hope your race went well.

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  6. :) I was counting miles thinking...i'm close to 8 miles. I half out of it and heard this cow bell. I ignored it at first and then I looked over and saw Jeff!! Hey! It was nice to meet you in person; even if it was for a split second!!

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  7. Hi Detroitrunner! Found your blog while searching for Brooksie Way articles and pictures after the race. The race was fun and was my first half marathon. That hill that I think you were at the top of was a killer (the first hill was steeper, but the second was longer).

    I've been keeping a running blog as well at http://clippinalong.blogspot.com . I started running again this year after being "dormant" for nearly 20 years. Great to be back at it!

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  8. Thanks so much for cheering us on and taking photos! It was nice to put a face to a name too! Good luck with tapering!

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  9. My husband and I spectated at the 10 mile mark and had a great time! We walked down to mile 9 and there were people handing out beer. Ha ha. Anyway it was a good time and I hope to run this one next year!

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