This weekend has shown me that runners are a pretty epic bunch. In the face of adversity my running friend decided to help out.
On a last minute desicion my friend Piper’s Run was granted a volunteer spot at a race, not just any spot but the handing out of finishers medals. To be part of he finish line volunteers is awesome, when you’re suppose to be racing it’s hard. I knew that she’d have a good time & she’d feel a wide range of feelings. From the looks of things she had a blast placing finishers medals on many & she saw her running buddy get a PB (personal best). Once again in the face of adversity runners triumph and make the best of what’s presented. I’m proud of her…just knowing how crappy you can feel when injury rears its ugly head. This isn’t the first time someone in my running family has had finishers medal duties, another friend did finish line duties at Bluenose Marathon in May (it’s how I got my 10k finishers medal).
My wish is that if EVER you get to volunteer at a race (in any capacity) you realize not everyone is always in fine form, some of us know how getting from zero to hero can be. Thanks Piper’s Run for being a hero in so many people’s day. You even made me cry & I wasn’t racing.
This is how I saw it this weekend,