“Put on my blue suede shoes
And I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain…”
—Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn
Just as lines from Swingers run through my mind when traveling to Las Vegas, the lyrics from Walking in Memphis were playing on loop as Emily and I flew to Memphis for 48 hours in the Bluff City. For the second year in a row we were there to run in St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, the largest single day fundraiser for the kids of St. Jude where fundraising efforts by Heroes like us ensure that families never have to pay for treatment, housing, food, or transportation. It would be a whirlwind mother-daughter weekend primarily centered around race events but we looked forward to eating at favorite places and experiencing some new sights.