There are so many reasons I love Boulder; the amazing flowers that line the Pearl Stree Mall, the view of the flatirons, the food, the infamous Boulder Bookstore, the noticable good vibes…and the people-watching. But the race took the people-watching to a new level. Very unique “characters” (including Captian America not pictured) were everywhere enjoying the day–despite the chilly temps (note the pic of the tye-dye bikini girls and the pink dress dude) and the light rain. All I saw that morning were people enjoying themselves, fun bands along the roadside, folks cheering us along and lots of smiles! It was such a rush to be part of the 2008 Bolder Boulder and even more exciting was walking through Folsom Field (University of Colorado stadium) at the finish line to the crowd cheering us on. And the Memorial Day ceremony was quite touching–evoking feelings of patriotism and gratitude for the real heroes of our culture who gave their lives to our great country.
And I got to experience this fun event with a good friend to boot! We laughed and enjoyed celebrating our common goal–pushing ourselves to do something on our mutual ‘life lists’. (We even took the bus at 5am to head to the event early–this, if you know us–was a big step!)
I love the spirit of the people there. And I really value the people who love life in general–many of whom can be found in Boulder, Colorado!