It’s a Bloomsday tradition to drop your cup on the road after you drink it up. It’s amazing they can clean this all up so quickly.

My Bloomsday time this year:

sigh. I was walking it with some other people so It’s considerably slower than last year.

Next year I am going to run it!


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Clothes in trees 3

We walked Bloomsday yesterday and had a fabulous time! I walked with my Mother-in-law and my Mom. I am very proud of both my Mom and MIL but especially my MIL for doing it! The farthest she had ever walked was 2 miles and she walked 7.5 miles yesterday. Yay!

If you would like to see the whole set you can see them here.

Bloomsday. A day in pictures.

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I made it back alive! Here are some pictures.

The Man Shop

We walked down to the race from our house. It was actually a really quick walk and I was surprised. Walking into the downtown area I saw this shop. I was really quite repulsed by it, for some reason. But I thought I’d take a picture of it.

Shirts in trees

While we were waiting for the race to start I saw some kid throw his sweatpants up into the tree above me. I looked up and saw the picture above.

Then I looked down the street at all of the trees and this is what I saw:

More Shirts in trees

Must be a Bloomsday Tradition.


Here is the starting line:

Starting Line

The first landmark we saw was what I think is the old Carnagie Library building:

Then we saw Elvis playing an accordian:


We saw lots of bands playing all different kinds of music. Here are some people playing bluegrass:


Here is the foreboding Doomsday Hill:

Doomsday Hill

It seriously started to rain and get stormy as we approached our ascent.

Raf wanted me to get a shot of him with the vulture at the top of the hill:


Strangest sight of the day:

Somewhere in this shot is the finish line:
Finish Line

When I got home and took off my shoes I was greeted with this:

Bloody Sock

I didnt’ even feel it! Well, I shouldn’t say that. I felt a bit of a twinge. and I knew I would get some sort of blister. But I didn’t expect this! You’d think that I would have felt something that produced this much blood.
I should say that I pretty much limped home. We had to walk back after walking the 7.5 Bloomsday route (on top of walking to the race). The walk home was a bit much. I didn’t have the crowds and the music to keep me going. I was hurtin. my feet hurt, my legs were cramping up. It was cold. We had to walk up a steep hill (the very hill raf got into the wreck on). I was in serious pain. I came come and slept for two hours because I was so exhausted! But next year, I’m promising myself, I AM GOING TO RUN BLOOMSDAY! Dammit! I’m going to do it.

Here is what this year’s shirts look like:

I LOVE them! Love the color especially.

All in all, we had a really fun day, despite the pain. Definately glad we did it.