Yesterday, a Sunday, saw the Leiden Marathon take place. There are multiple reasons why this interested me, running itself isn’t one of them. The first reason is that my sister took part in the half marathon, 21 kilometer. The second is, of course, that Leiden is my proud hometown. The third reason, and the reason I was able to take the picture pictured above, is that the start/finish-line was about 200 meter from the place I work. I think this picture is somewhat poetic. Somewhere, a (presumably) female runner is missing her fuchsia Adidas headband. Two hundred meters from the finish line, she must have lost it. Probably unable to pick it up, or lacking the energy to do so. So desperately wanting to cross that finish line, she couldn’t even fathom turning back to pick it up. And now it is lying there, in between three cobblestones. A silent reminder of yesterday’s dealings.