My sister Beth and I played music for over 50,000 runners yesterday morning during the 29th Memorial Day Bolder Boulder 10k race. We were stationed about a half mile into the race and saw many enthusiastic, smiling participants from serious racers to those just happy to finish. And there were some interesting costumes, too: Napoleon Dynamite, super heroes, a hotdog, to mention a few. I was happy to be among several bands along the sidelines of the race course. In addition to the bands, there were bellydancers and, well…. bacon. A group of about 15 gave the bacon away on Walnut Street and about 21st Street, just before the last of four official Gatorade-and-water aid stations. There were choruses of “If your legs are achin’, eat some bacon!” “Last nitrites!” and “Pork: the other PowerBar!” On Cedar Street, Unknown Americans drummer, Jason Pawlina, and friends, The Jamestown Anti-Fascist Marching Band, encouraged runners to “Run, run, run, run, run!” It was a great time and I was happy to be a part of it. Thanks to Ron for helping to make that happen.
Today I head to Nashville to, hopefully, record the final parts for my new CD. I am looking forward to reconnecting with old friends there and to completing this project.