Thursday, August 16, 2007

Blog 011 - falmouth road race

Summer vacation. Visiting friends and relatives. Falmouth Road race. These are my excuses for not writing more frequently.

The Falmouth Road Race was this past Sunday, August 12, 2007. It is a seven mile race along the roads of my town - Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The race route includes some of the most picturesque scenery in the country. There are quaint New England lighthouses, beaches, and views across Vineyard Sound toward Martha's Vineyard. Just running the race makes me happy that I live here.

This year my whole family entered the race - including my daughter who turned 15 the day after the race. It was her first race. Since I have been struggling with a stress fracture in my foot and wasn't able to run for most of the past year (I do a spinning bike for my aerobic exercise) I decided to run with her - to make sure she didn't get trampled.

At the last minute it occurred to me that I could carry my video camera with me during the race and capture it on video. So I did.

Editing the video was nauseating because of the erratic motion of the images filmed while I was running. I had to stop multiple times to recover from the headache and upset stomach caused by watching the bouncing video. But, I did it. And then I decided to post the video on YouTube!

You can watch the video by going to the Fitness Rocks website ( and clicking on te video button. Or, you can click this direct link: Falmouth Road Race

Let me know what you think.



SallyT said...

The scenery was really something special. It really must be a joy to live in such a pretty place!

I think your daughter was incredibly patient with you filming her on her first race. I only heard her say "Daaaad" twice!

MikeO said...

My favorite part was your daughter uttering "Daaaad" in the way only a teenager can do. Congrats to you and the family. Keep up the good work!

Papa Louie said...

Very inspirational! Thanks!