... on Route 66. Well that's how the saying goes anyway. The Saturday morning before Thanksgiving, Tulsa was the site of a runners' paradise at the Tulsa Route 66 Marathon. Thousands of runners turned out for event. I was only interested in one of them. Will Dunham. If you've followed my blog for any time, or know me at all, you know that I have 4 kids (and several other "almost" kids). I think they've all made an appearance on here at one time or another EXCEPT for this one. He is a very private person and I try to respect that, but, I have his permission and I'm just busting at the seams, so, I'd like to introduce you. This is my little boy.  Will Dunham. He'll be 26 in January, so not so little is a better description but  I've always referred to him as my "little bitty boy" which turned into my nickname for him "Bitty". I've tried to break that habit but, much to his chagrin, (and protests)  I still call him that! He was the littlest, cutest thing and other parents would ask "which one is yours?" and I would always say - "that little bitty one." It just stuck. Sorry, Bitty...I mean...Will. Now, he's a cute, BIG, guy. And he's a runner. He ran a relay in the Route 66 Marathon with some of his workout friends. They all had a different leg of the race and it was a blustery day, to say the least, so each had a totally different race condition to deal with on their portion. It was interesting to listen to each runners experience.  Each runner ran 5 miles thereabouts.  Will had the last leg and crossed the finish line for the team at just around 4 hours from the 7:30 a.m. start.  Not too shabby for their first marathon! (I'm pretty sure I would have been ralphing at the roadside several miles back)  Here's a few snaps from the race (and just a couple of my darling little guy when he truly was just a little bitty).  Just an aside:  I wore my Press Pass for the race so I could get back by the finish line if I ran into resistance. No one is ever very impressed by it and it doesn't exactly move mountains, but it did the job that morning! I flashed it with Authority (and a smile).  Woo Hoo!

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Always a dog picture!

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Now, tell me this isn't the cutest thing!

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... on Route 66. Well that's how the saying goes anyway. The Saturday morning before Thanksgiving, Tulsa was the site of a runners' paradise at the Tulsa Route 66 Marathon. Thousands of runners turned out for event. I was only interested in one of them. Will Dunham. If you've followed my blog for any time, or know me at all, you know that I have 4 kids (and several other "almost" kids). I think they've all made an appearance on here at one time or another EXCEPT for this one. He is a very private person and I try to respect that, but, I have his permission and I'm just busting at the seams, so, I'd like to introduce you. This is my little boy.  Will Dunham. He'll be 26 in January, so not so little is a better description but  I've always referred to him as my "little bitty boy" which turned into my nickname for him "Bitty". I've tried to break that habit but, much to his chagrin, (and protests)  I still call him that! He was the littlest, cutest thing and other parents would ask "which one is yours?" and I would always say - "that little bitty one." It just stuck. Sorry, Bitty...I mean...Will. Now, he's a cute, BIG, guy. And he's a runner. He ran a relay in the Route 66 Marathon with some of his workout friends. They all had a different leg of the race and it was a blustery day, to say the least, so each had a totally different race condition to deal with on their portion. It was interesting to listen to each runners experience.  Each runner ran 5 miles thereabouts.  Will had the last leg and crossed the finish line for the team at just around 4 hours from the 7:30 a.m. start.  Not too shabby for their first marathon! (I'm pretty sure I would have been ralphing at the roadside several miles back)  Here's a few snaps from the race (and just a couple of my darling little guy when he truly was just a little bitty).  Just an aside:  I wore my Press Pass for the race so I could get back by the finish line if I ran into resistance. No one is ever very impressed by it and it doesn't exactly move mountains, but it did the job that morning! I flashed it with Authority (and a smile).  Woo Hoo!

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Always a dog picture!

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Now, tell me this isn't the cutest thing!

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Comments
Lesley Gudgel says:

Way to go Will...that's awesome!!

(11.27.10 @ 09:45 PM)
clippingimages says:

very innovative photography............

(12.14.10 @ 09:40 PM)