Last week was tough as my timehop app kept showing me pictures from past years' races and my running friends planned for this year's race. Maybe there was a way to join the race after all?
The South Lakes 10K is part of the PR Race Series, so I know a lot of the people who make these great races possible. I asked if I could volunteer so I could still be a part of the race.
Susan and I got to be course marshals by the back entrance of the South Lakes shopping center. There is a police officer at the front entrance, but a lot of cars head to the back entrance, thinking they can sneak past the police. Not on our watch! We had runners to protect!
|I saw Gina's rabbit ears as soon as she rounded the bend.|
It was fun surprising so many of my friends on the course, and I felt like an important part of the race. It definitely helped shake off the pity party I was having over not being able to run. Where there is a will to participate, there is way!