The third, of course, is running.
The start gun sounded bright and early this morning to kick off Tulsa Run 2009, the annual celebration of health and fitness in downtown and Midtown Tulsa. It's the oldest and largest run in the state, and after 31 years, it only got better today.
The reason I found myself behind the starting line at Tulsa Run for the third year almost in a row (had to miss a year, thanks to being heavily pregnant in 2007) was that I love the energy that's created by the thousands of people raring to run through the streets of my favorite part of this city. Running through a sea of humanity is an experience like no other. If you've never done it, it sounds unremarkable. To those who have, though, it's even more exciting than the free Marshall beer waiting behind the finish line.
Well, almost more exciting than the free Marshall beer behind the finish line.
Here's an idea. How about I stop rambling and show y'all some photos from this year's Tulsa Run? I promise they're better than Uncle Remus's vacation slides.
For more Tulsa Run photo fun, head to the Tasha Does Tulsa page on Flickr.
Congrats to all you Tulsa Runners out there. You ran a stupendous race this morning. Now, go eat something to harden your arteries. All the free candy you snagged at the finish line this morning would be a good start.