Once again guest author Devon VaughanMiller reporting for my now-partying mom! Paula crossed the finish line about an hour or so ago, and has been enjoying a veritable deluge of friends and family. All along the home stretch, people were lining the course, cheering her and her entourage (Andy, John, who had been biking with her since the Res, and friend Amie and myself running alongside) on to home. As she entered the driveway, more people were standing behind a crepe-paper finish line, cameras flashing, and even a cowbell, mandatory runner-cheering fare, announcing her arrival.
What a finish to an amazing run!
After many congratulations, and a few gifts (with more to be opened later, or so I hear), the birthday party began in earnest. Friends and feasting celebrating a spectacular 60 kilometer run. What better way to say:
Happy Birthday, Paula Vaughan!