Yesterday we watched the London Marathon from the Walkabout Terrace located next to the Temple Tube Stop. Usually I would share more information, but today and the rest of this week will be super busy. So without further ado, here are the photos.
Our view as we settled in.
A wheelchair competitor. I missed the leaders since they went by as soon as we arrived and I was having a camera issue–I left the lens cap on.
Random shot to give you an idea of what it’s like
“I like your hat, can I get your digits.”
One of the elite runners
This group cheered their little hearts out the whole time.
Some athletes amaze me. This is a blind man running with his guide.
Another elite runner
The scene where I was sitting.
Some spectators from the terrace.
I hope everyone has a great week. We leave for Malaysia later this week so I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to pop in on blogs and update posts. I’m hoping I don’t have to run around like a mad person all week, but that’s how it usually works out before taking time off. At least for me. I’m organizationally challenged and each time it’s a photo finish.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
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Be safe and have a super fantastic adventure. I can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back :).
I can’t wait to hear about Malaysia! Where will you be visiting?
We’ll be in KL for a few days and then we’ll be in Sabah for a few stops, including Mount Kinabalu.
I only got to visit KL and Langkawi, in Kedah state. I absolutely loved Malaysia, and am already dying to go back!
I hope you do! I can’t wait to visit.
Have a great break. See you when you get back. I am trying to convince Charlie he should blog!
Charlie should, he’s a natural story teller.
Bon voyage–come home safe and rested!
I’m sure you ‘ll get lots of selamat datang!
I’m not sure what that is yet, but I’m looking forward to it 🙂
I’m so excited for you going off on your travels. I hope you have an amazing story and I’m sure you’ll have lots of pictures and experiences to tell us all about.
Thanks Lynn. I’m pretty excited about this trip.
I’m with you! I couldn’t get over the runners who were blind or stroke survivors or Diabetes sufferers. I was like go you! You’re doing so much more than I can and I’ll cheer even louder for you. have fun in Malaysia!
At one point I realized I was clapping like a mad person and my hands hurt. This event is so inspirational.
It really is! It took most of last week for me to get my voice back. And I’ll be out there again next year.
Where did you watch? I used to watch at the corner of Comm Ave and Chestnut Hill.
I was drawn to the balloon arch in the first two photos. I have a good friend who is a professional clown and master balloon artist. He makes awesome balloon animals and often does large balloon arches for some local events. He taught me how to make a small arch, and it’s not easy. All balloons have to be inflated to the same size or the arch will not look good at all.
Wishing you a wonderful and safe trip to Malaysia!
I didn’t know all the balloons had to be the same size. Now that you say it, it makes sense, but I didn’t know all the details. I marvel over people who are creative. When I was in Copenhagen there was a balloon artist and I got a kick out of watching him create these magnificent animals for the kids.
Glad you got to the marathon sidelines. I usually go down to watch the NYC marathon and it’s a great experience.
I also get a little frantic before a trip trying to get all my “to-dos” done. Hope you have a great time and I can’t wait to hear all about it. Is Miles going along with you?
I would love to see Miles in a jungle chasing all the critters, but he is staying home with a woman who will be watching him and Atticus. He’s not happy to see the luggage out.
Ha. Reggie is the same. When I take the suitcases ready he tries to hide under the bed, except he can’t fit so half his butt and tail are hanging out. 🙂 I guess it’s like if-I-can’t-see-you-then-you-can’t-see-me sort of thing.
Oh poor Reggie. I feel for Miles and Att when I leave and I always look forward to seeing them.
It’s so good to see happy marathon photos. We’re still reeling over here.
Have a fantastic time on your trip!!
I can only imagine. Some of my friends where a block away from the blast and I know some who live in Watertown. I still can’t believe all of the events.
We have a relative in Boston, but she is safe. It is still unreal to me too.
I’m glad she is okay. We still say we can’t believe it here either.
Have a wonderful, safe trip and enjoy yourself. Nice to see a marathon where it was just about the running!
Thanks Carl. The marathon was nice and many of the runners honored the victims in Boston.
Happy to see pics from a marathon, as it should be. Enjoy your travels 🙂
Thank you. I still can’t believe what happened in Boston. Such a terrible few days, that will have lasting consequences for so many.
May all your prep plans fit together smoothly. Have a wonderful time!
Thanks Patti. Once I leave everything seems to come together. I love and hate packing for longer trips to places I’ve never been. it’s exciting, but I don’t know what to bring really.
The wheelchair looks so futuristic, I like it.
I thought you are joining the marathon 😉
Safe trip and maybe you can check on our mountains one day 🙂
Thanks Novroz. I’ll have to pop over to your wonderful country in the future and explore the mountains. I like trips that force me to get into shape.
Here’s a glimpse of Mount Agung in Bali 😉
Never been there tho. I have only been to two mountains.
I’ll be expecting spectacular photos from your mountain trip 🙂
That does look beautiful and is tempting 🙂 I’ll do my best with photos. It will depend on my energy levels though.
Cheers to a successful marathon … and best of luck in the final prep for your trip!
I admire people who run a marathon. I’ve always thought it’s not a easy thing to do.
Enjoy your trip, can’t wait to see the pictures.
It’s inspiring to watch a marathon, I’d love to run it in London too one day!
Have a great trip to Malaysia, enjoy every second! I’m sure you will have a wonderful experience. And take it easy at Mount Kinabalu.
I’ll do my best best. Thanks
Wonderful. We were on the embankment for the Olympics marathon and the atmosphere was amazing 🙂
The crowd really gets into it!
Have a great trip look forward to your pics maybe in a couple of years you can cheer me on in the marathon though am afraid even when I am fit enough it will require waiting around for a little while lol
Thanks Paula and let me know when you run, I’ll clap my hands like a mad woman for you. And no worries about the wait, they serve beer 🙂
I wish you a geat trip. Malaysia is on the list of countries I’d like to visit.
Thanks Caroline. I hope you go someday.
Waiting for your stories in Malaysia, I will be visiting Malaysia next year so that I can get all the recommendation from you 😀
safe flight safe trip and have a great time 🙂
Thanks. And I will do my best to share when we return, after a few days of recovery of course 🙂 I’m excited for you and your upcoming trip!
so so late with this TBM ….Have an amazing time 🙂
“I like your hat, can I get your digits.” Too cute! These photos are inspirational and I’m so happy that these people reached the finish line without tragedy. Have fun in Malaysia!
Thanks Shelley. I hope school is going well.
best description ever. everything i do is a photo finish. have a wonderful trip.
Fear is a great motivator. Thanks, we did have a great time.
Have a wonderful trip !!
Thanks Jo. It was incredible.
LOL I love that hat! Enjoy Malaysia – super jealous of you as always!
I think I need that hat for next year.
Just stumbled across your blog. 50 year project…wow. Inspired. I can’t even get through my ‘101 list’ phew!!
I wish you luck with your 101 list!
Hope you’re having a great time!
We really did. Thanks Carol.
This looks like fun… great photos, as always:)
Fab photos and such atmosphere. Thanks for sharing. Love them 🙂
I look forward to seeing what you have posted next…..so enjoyable.