Friday, May 14, 2010

Event #13 - Girls On The Run 5k

On May 1st, we were supposed to run our 13th race, the Girls On The Run 5k, here in Nashville. But unfortunately mother nature had other plans. As I mentioned in my last post, Nashville was doused with more rain than it has ever seen in such a short time. When we went down to the race, we were all just bummed that the rain and lightening wouldn't stop and the race had to be cancelled. Little did we know what the rest of the weekend and the next few weeks would hold for our wonderful town.

So, we didn't get to run that day, but Nate & I will run other races and so will the girls that had trained for this 5k. And Nashville will rebuild and dry off. We have another race that we're looking forward to at the end of May (the Memorial Day Dash 5k) and life will move on. But if you have any extra prayers or good thoughts to send to our city - please do! The people here are tough, but everybody needs a little extra help from time to time.

I took a few pictures before the race and then a few during the weekend as well. Keep in mind, most of these are before it actually got bad.

me & nate before..its early & rainy. but we're mustering up some excitement!

waiting out the rain before the race was cancelled

booo for cancelled races :( but we had no idea what would come next

later that day, this is what we ran into when trying to get home..

the water you see is the fairgrounds down the street from our house

cars in water down the street from our house - this was still Saturday.

Sunday & its still raining. The Coke factory by our house.

the fairgrounds were turned into rapids. unreal.

a truck that was stuck at the fairgrounds

that is usually a road

more views of roads covered

water almost completely covering a car if you look closely

amazing to see lines of debris as high as the water was all over town

fences completely crushed by rushing water

cars displaced by water

an all-too common scene - peoples belongings scattered on the yard during clean-up

the water was as high as the stuff you see on the car antenna. that's an SUV.

Here's a link to some more photos from the Boston Globe:

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