Volunteering for and spectating at a marathon is almost as much fun as running a marathon!
Scott and I lucked out and got to help at the very front of the Start Line Corral – directing people and keeping out the masses (and letting in the elites) right after the National Anthem. It was so exciting to be RIGHT there! After all 10,000+ runners had started, we went through and picked up all the drop clothes and threw them in two huge trucks, to be donated to a charity. Whoa – there was LOTS of good clothes, blankets, jackets, etc. to pick up. It was fun to get a different perspective on what it takes to make the marathon work smoothly.
As much as I enjoyed volunteering, I hope that I’m RUNNING Twin Cities next year!
Things are going really really well with my running. I’m SLOW, but running 5 days a week, about 30 miles total. And it feels awesome! Wheeee!