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.
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.