Happy Monday everyone! Did you all have a great weekend? I did! For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know that I was at the Carlsbad Marathon yesterday. Only this time, I wasn’t running it. I was on the sidelines cheering everyone on!
At the beginning of this year, I made a promise to myself to give back more so I started to look for opportunities to do just that. Volunteering at a race was something I always thought about doing, but hadn’t had the chance to. That is, until yesterday.
I was originally signed up for a water station, but after some logistical snafu, I was placed in front of a driveway to prevent cars from driving onto the marathon course. While making sure no cars passed me (and no one did), I also cheered for all the marathoners that ran past. The part of the course I was stationed at was not an easy one. I was between mile 9 and 10, which had a lot of rolling hills. Some runners were breezing by while others were not doing so hot.
So I did my part and I cheered for every single person, even those that didn’t hear me. I gave thumbs up, waived my sign, and yelled “BeastMode” to those that made eye contact with me. LOL. I didn’t even know anyone who ran the marathon course, but I could see everyone’s determination to run and I couldn’t help but cheer them on. Everyone needs their own personal cheerleader now and again, right?
I had a blast and can’t wait to do it again. Hopefully, I’ll be stationed at an aid station next time and get to hand out water to runners. 🙂
Now that I’ve told you about my weekend. How was yours? Also, have you volunteered at a race? What was your experience?