Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Patriot's Day


Continuing in the tradition of finding some obscure reason to declare a holiday to accommodate what is really happening (e.g. Evacuation Day - a city holiday - just happens to land on St. Patrick's Day), today is Patriot's Day. What? Your part of the USA doesn't celebrated Patriot's Day? Humph, we in Massachusetts, Maine and Wisconsin do (yes, Wisconsin) in honor of the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord.

Today also happens to be the running of the 112th Boston Marathon - 26.2 miles starting in Hopkington and ending next to the Boston Public Library.

Amazing Guy is running 10 minute miles so we hope to see him at mile 18 around 1:30. Then we hope to see him about an hour later around the finish line.

And of course, what running event does not inspire that 1982 classic?





Chariots of Fire. Am I the only one who noticed that Vangelis is smoking with a cup of cappuccino at his piano?

Music Monday at Soccer Mom in Denial



Feeling Patriotic today? Or athletic? Do sing along. But also link back please...

11 comments:

Flower Child said...

hilarious! I never did see that movie but I definitely think of running when I hear that tune. and coffee and cigarettes ought to help get you past the finish line!

citizen jane said...

Yay Amazing Guy! Hope the day is a great one for all y'all.

Lilacspecs said...

Good luck to your hubby in the marathon!
Eye of the Tiger is good for running/competing too.

cablegirl said...

Go Amazing Guy! Run your ass off. :O)


How I miss Massachusetts. lol

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

The cigarette and espresso thing is hysterical! Was AG prepping with those between carb loading and training bouts?

I hope you have as beautiful a day in MA as we do in (non-Patriotic) Michigan!

GO, AG, GO!

June said...

Little did I know that it was Patriot's Day when I watched all seven episodes of John Adams. Have fun today!

painted maypole said...

what music will our children associate with running, i wonder?

Jenn in Holland said...

Oh, man, if coffee and cigarrettes is how you train for a marathon, I am all over it!!
Hooray for Marathon day! (I don't know that I am feeling particularly patriotic, but I am feeling very enthusiastic about the marathon!!!)

Jami said...

Not to steal anyone's thunder, but it looks like 5:05:10 is the winning time! For AMAZING GUY, anyway!

YAY AG!

Goofball said...

I love Chariots of Fire! What a classic indeed

soccer mom in denial said...

No thunder stolen! Thanks for sharing the news Jami. I'll be posting photos for tomorrow's post.

We are all so proud of him.