Sometimes, being on the sidelines is more fun.
Like when you attended a wedding the night before.
Because when my alarm when off this morning at 6:30am, the thought of running 13.1 miles was not appealing. I was so glad I decided to sit this one out, even though I was pretty bummed not to run with my friends. But today would not have been the “redemption race” I would have wanted. OR, I wouldn’t have enjoyed my cousin’s wedding as much as I did. (Well, maybe I would have, I always enjoy weddings. Dressing up? Seeing happy people? Spending time with my awesome relatives? And dancing? What’s not to love?)
Anyway, this morning I staked out a spot around 3.5 and 9.5 miles (the course was an out-and-back) to cheer on my F’N Runners!
People liked my sign. And not just my friends, but a couple random runners told me that I f’n rock. Thanks!
This race has a cash prize, so it does attract some elites. #1936 won the race in 1:06:49.
Jamie Parks pushes his wife Lynn in every run and race he does, including marathons. He finished in 1:34 … even though the chair got a flat around mile 7! Truly inspiring. They’ve even been in Runners’ World!
Amanda aka TooTallFritz in the orange top.
Judy, who ran the Illinois Marathon last weekend!
My cousin-in-law’s sister (waving)
Kelly aka Running Kellometers
I had a blast spectating/cheering! If you’ve never spectated a race or gone to cheer/support friends, definitely do it! It’s so much fun!!
I have about 90 photos on Flickr if you want to see them all.