I asked for help, and you kind folks obliged. I asked for your Tweets via Twitter describing your Peachtree Road Race experiences, and you Tweeted like little birdies. I thank you for your help, and for cheering me up on a day when I was somewhat angered by the cheating I saw ongoing. And now to your more cheery submissions:
Valtool, July 3, 12:50 p.m.: I earned 7 Ptree shirts btw 96 and 07. Sitting this one out w/diabetic foot. Reporting live from Kennesaw.
richdanielson, July 3, 12:51: At Expo. (He attached a photo, which is below.)
BluelandOutsidr: July 3, 1:10: Ill be glad to provide updates … from my couch …
eltiar, July 3, 4:39: First run in 9 mos. was Thurs … it was 45 min. and followed with yoga … I’m 21, so I think my body will hold for Peachtree.
LBMedia, July 3, 8:15: Hey mark I will be tweeting during the Peachtree tomorrow! Not while I am running but it’s my first time so I am excited!
BernieDawg, July 4, 7:18 a.m.: Pinning my PeachtreeRR # on while waiting on MARTA. Feels like July 4th.
kwood578, July 4, 7:44: MARTA parking at North Springs was great. Fast and organized. The trains however are crowded and not moving.
KyleSnipes, July 4, 8:32: Attacking cardiac hill with 35-wk pregnant wife and her 37-wk pregnant friend. Pray no one goes into labor. We’re walking. (Editors’ note: I saw Mr. and Mrs. Snipes, and Mrs. Snipes — Melissa — is exorbitantly expectant.)
BernieDawg, July 4, 8:34: Wonder if @markbradleyajc has puked yet? (Er, I actually didn’t run. But I have been known to upchuck.)
davidcsawyer, July 4, 8:47: Racers at Colony Square. (He sent a picture, which I’ve used below.)
BernieDawg, July 4, 8:49: FWIW, there are just as many slackers (3456&7s) back here at the back end. (I had inquired via Twitter if anyone else was upset about the course-jumpers and start-flouters. BernieDawg also included a photo, which is at the bottom.)
davidcsawyer, July 4, 8:58: “Lawmen” jamming out for the runners. (He was referring to a band, of which he also took a photo.)
KyleSnipes, July 4, 9:30: Just finished without incident. No labor. (Whew.)
davidcsawyer, July 4, 9:50: Did these guys actually run? (He was referring to the foursome in grass skirts pictured above, and I believe they did. Because I saw them.)
davidcsawyer, July 4, 10:28: Unbelievable amount of people! (In Piedmont Park. Photo enclosed.)
KyleSnipes, July 4, 10:42: Cutters didn’t bother us as much as runners who ran up our back on the right and then snapped at us for walking.
sethdmorris, July 4, 12:31: Enjoyed the crowd! Agree with you about the cheaters. What a shame. Saw 9 (race numbers in the 90,000s) runners with the 1s and 2s. Too bad.
rupakg, July 4, 12:48: Just ran my first AJC Peachtree 10K (6.2 miles) Road race. I clocked 1hr, 10 min. I am so proud I completed it.
And I’m proud of you folks, too, and I’m again in your debt. Thanks for all submissions, and thanks for spending your holiday — via Twitter — with me. We’ll do this again sometime. Maybe on July 4, 2010.