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Sunday, September 19, 2004

My Politically Oriented Run

How strange a thing it is to go out and get some exercise for a political cause. Yesterday, I got up and headed to the Ellipse for the national Run Against Bush Day festivities. You can see some pictures of the DC gathering on the organization's site as well as in a few AP photos:

Nothing I've found so far has me pictured--sad, I know. I will say that I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the group, which cheered me and my fellow runners an amount that was far disproportionate to any athletic feats we were performing. Now I know what it's like to compete in the Special Olympics. Also, the head guy who gave a pep talk at the beginning boasted, without any sense of irony, that Run Against Bush Day had started with 75 runners that morning in Paris.