Monday, September 4, 2017

this is bananas

... and water, and Gatorade.

Happy Day of Labor, my fellow Americans!

Meego and I got in some volunteer hours again this year with working Aid Station #9 for the ADT Marathon.  It was a nice day for it, not too hot or windy.  No rain.  A bit buggy, we found out

Winning times weren't all that fast.  First place was a rather sluggish (for first place) 2:50 and change.  But most seemed to be having a good time of it.  We had a couple of guys drop out at our station - we were at mile 17.  One had a knee injury and we never did find out what was up with the other guy, but he'd declared himself done.

One of Wolfgang's running friends from high school ran it and finished a respectable 2nd place for her age group at about 3:30.  I told Wolfgang last night that he should come down to our station and cheer her on.

"Ugh, it's so... EARLY"

So much for fan friends.

But these little cuties came down to cheer on Mom.

Actually, they enthusiastically cheered for everybody, but especially Mom.

Cutest things.

I think some proceeds from this race go to maintain area trails, so it was a good morning of work for a good cause.

We arrived at 7am, and expected to be able to pack up and go by about 10:30, but we ended up waiting for the Last of the Last - an enthusiastic woman in a rainbow tutu - who came strolling on through at around 11:30.  There was a full hour between her and the second to last.

But she was just so positive and enthusiastic and grateful, I'm glad we waited.  She's probably still out there.


  1. I'm glad you waited for her also, she was probably just as excited about the whole thing as the one who finished first. The kids cheering for Mom (and everyone else)are definitely cute, I bet Mom was happy to see them when she went past.

    1. Last place was inspiring, "ran" her own race and had a good time doing it. And when Mom came through, she was the spittin' image of her daughters, we all knew it was her!

  2. I love that Meego goes with you. When you said "buggy", I thought you were gonna tell us you got stung. I'm glad that wasn't the case. :/

    1. I honestly don't know why Meego so easily agrees to come along, so I just don't ask why! And no, the bugs were just mosquitoes, thankfully.

  3. I understand Wolfgang's feelings about morning. Glad you had a good time!

    1. Ha! It was pretty early to get up for "here-she-comes-there-she goes!"