|What could be better than Three Elvises?|
|So Early we beat the sun|
Cheryl ran the Quad Cities Firecracker 10K today. Early. Very early! At least we got to stay in our own bed and not have to buy a hotel room. Not that that is not fun or anything...just expensive.
|Firecracker 10K runners Park|
|Bib pick up with Bag.|
|Look at the trophies.|
|Cheryl is ready|
|So close to the Start!|
For those not from this area, the "Quad-Cities" is basically Davenport.
|Check out the flags!|
|Cannon goes BOOM!|
Or in this case: CANNON! I love cannons. Big BOOMS remind me of the 81mm Mortars. And that reminds me of the Army.... What an awesome time to play with explosives. But I digress.
|Little Old Ladies Chair in line of fire...|
The Cannon launched the race... Which was running late because the announcer had soooo much to say. Every minute he wasted ticked the temp up one more degree. But finally the National Anthem played and the big boom rocked the buildings. I should also note here that there were people standing in front of the cannon. Like the little old lady...sitting in a chair right in front if it. Some people have very little caution when it comes to heavy weaponry.
|Missed at the Start. Chaos Swarm!|
But then I ran up the hill to mile 5 and watched as Cheryl literally broke through "The Wall"! Hulk style. Don't make Cheryl angry.... You wouldn't like her when she is angry. Especially if you are a wall.
|Cheryl Breaks through the Runners wall.|
|When Cheryl hits the wall, She SMASHES IT!|
|Bricks go Flyin'!|
|What a Scary Face!|
|At least she does not turn green.|
|She got bumped up|
|With the Bling.|
After a beer and a few snacks, we picked up her award ( second place in her age, Due to another female being an overall winner) and went home.
|Getting her 2nd place trophy|
|Award secure, Time for ice cream!|
I should also mention that there were a number of "oddities" in the race today. Similar to Santa Suits and Turkey hats, many people showed up in Cosplay. Uncle Sam was popular. Even a Wrestlemania guy.
|Running past Wrestlemania guy|
But best of all were the Elvises. Cheryl posed with three of them until a fourth one joined in. For a moment there, it felt as if we were racing in Vegas! It has been a while since we captured any "mascot" pics. 4 Elvises seems like a pretty good find.
|The only thing better than three Elvises.... is Four!|
|The Award for age group.|
|The Medal close up.|
Hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe 4th.