Aching feet and strong arms at the game
If Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper looked tired walking in the Opening Day Parade, he had good reason -- he had a weekend full of exercise.
Just a day earlier he participated in the Mercy Heart Mini Marathon downtown (that's a 15K run. More than nine miles). His time: just over an hour and a half. Pretty good considering Saturday he'd done a 35-mile bike ride "just for fun."
Fellow commissioners Todd Portune and Pat DeWine were also in the parade. Portune had a full day. After the parade (and a nearly hour-long rain delay) he also threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Reds game. It was a perfect right-over-the-plate pitch, according to witnesses. Unfortunately the pitch occurred during a commercial break so only those actually in the ball park got to see it live.