|We love photos at 5am (love my extra chins).|
The morning was perfect - nice and cool, and we ended with pretty skies looking like this:
And our customary treat afterwards (coffee is pretty essential after a 5am 10 miler!):
Ran home, changed (no time for a shower even -yes, looking good) and ran back out the door with these goofballs to witness their soccer debuts:
And of course, the first soccer game of the season deserves a special treat (milkshakes! yum!):
|my kids will not ever pose normally for a picture...|
Sunday morning was marathon day! As I mentioned, I was volunteering at the marathon with some friends and it was just uh.may.zing. First off, our shift didn't start until 9am, so I got to sleep until a normal hour! Yippee! M and I picked up our friend Been and we headed over to our volunteer spot at Mile 21 where we met up with another friend, Steve.
Right after we got there we saw the lead runners going through. Obviously I've never seen them while running in a race, so it was pretty cool to witness how fast they were still running at mile 21 of a marathon! Crazy. Shortly afterward the throngs of runners started to come through. So many people - all shapes, sizes, paces and abilities. It was so inspiring. Just knowing that every runner had a different journey that lead them to this race, I alternated between tearing up and laughing. I had the best time.
|Mile 21 volunteers!|
|Holding the Ultima sign and the Vasaline tub - she was the Ultima luber...|
Runners are awesome - so many of them thanked US for being out there, which was super nice but I was more than happy to give back to the sport, and specifically this race, because it really has given me a lot the last few years. I definitely would encourage anyone to volunteer at a race - it's a very gratifying experience.
Thanks for reading!