It has already been one month since the Bloomsday Run (Spokane, Washington, May 6th), it remains an inspiring event even for a spectator with a camera. First of all, there were a staggering number of
participants, 50,000 give or take! That number alone could spell disaster for the organizers. Much to my delight, I was surprised to see how well it was all run (excuse the pun).
It was impossible not to get caught up in the excitement of the walkers and runners. Their enthusiasm was contagious and the downtown core was a-buzz for days. Endorphins permeated the air. From the extended families walking together, to the young couples pushing a stroller, it was obviously a family event. Not everyone was there for speed.
There were definitely stories that celebrated togetherness and the sharing of large and small triumphs. I could see through my lens that this was much more than a race, it was an event that celebrated LIFE.
Stay - Davenport Hotel (beautiful, historical and steps to good shopping) http://www.thedavenporthotel.com
Retail Therapy - http://www.riverparksquare.com and a bag-full of goodies from LOFT http://www.loft.com/
Drive - beautiful, long winding roads that were perfect for breathing in and singing aloud
Company - divine!
Stars - excellent, already planning a repeat for May 2013 http://www.bloomsdayrun.org/
Brews Bros. Coffee - on the list for next year
|Coffee that comes highly recommended, thanks Corey!|