One of the most pleasant things about living right on the edge of Eden Park (in addition to living in a Matisse, and looking out on a different picture each morning) is people watching, especially when there is a race going by.
Saturday was the Queen Bee, which several friends have since let me know they were running in. It’s a half-marathon, with tons of smaller races organized in it. And it’s the first one I’ve seen where the racers did not go around the overlook, but stayed on Victory Parkway – so I got to watch the tables for cups of water being set up, empty cups flung down as they were finished (and then tables down and everything cleaned up at the end), got to watch the sawhorses and traffic cones being put into place, the police officers beginning to direct traffic – everything from beginning to end.
It was a perfect day, nice and cool, with lots of variety in what the runners were wearing, mostly women with some guys, everybody happy. Cincinnati has so much variety, so many things to do – and all without being as crowded and expensive as many places.
Keep it going, racers!