Packed behind the start line before a race, we are all like a giant spring
wound too tight...or a balloon about to pop.
Then the starter blows an air horn--and we BURST onto the road!
I took this photo just a moment after the horn blasted to start the race.
We were running in a cold rain.
(Yes, I took this photo as I was running. This runner was just behind me.
I didn't stop or slow my pace. After all, I was in a race!)