Again I have to say I almost feel bad with how much we are compensated for spending a beautiful morning outside in the middle of nowhere helping runners get through a tough half marathon. Brazen is the best, still. For 6 hours of "work" we get shirts, medals, lunch, and 5 comped race entries. What does that equal out to? Well the race we used our entries on would have been $54 x 5. But, and I hate to sound cliche or sappy, but when we got to the finish area after we had our last runner come through, we got so many thank you's from the runners who had come through our station earlier in the day. That's really the highlight of the experience.
Anyway, we got to where everything had been dropped the day before. It was in a big pile under a tarp. We all went to work getting everything set up, slicing fruit, filling cups, mixing sports drink, setting up signs, and sending Brian a mile out to be a course marshal at a turn. It was a beautiful morning! Just stunning. It was a bit windy and we quickly took down the tent we had up initially, but other than that, it was an amazingly pretty morning. There were cows off in the distance, and turkeys that would get pretty close from time to time.
So that's about it. It was a blast. I was tired at the end of the day, it's fun, but it is tiring once it's over and you home and trying to figure out why your back and feet hurt. Not that it compares at all to actually running....I'm just saying I'm so totally out of shape that I was feeling it that night : )
It was fun to see some old friends, and to see Sam and Jasmin again. Felt kind of like putting back on a favorite sweatshirt you forgot you had but found again in the back of your closet. We quickly got signed up for Brazen's Nitro 5k which is right around the corner. Can't wait!