I had a great time with TeamRWB at the 2012 Austin Marathon.
It was just great to be among so many people who were really trying to make a difference in other peoples lives,like all the TeamRWB volunteers do all the time.There was a great energy,even at 5:30 in the morning,by 6:30 the place was buzzing and a hive of activity.Kinda got me all jazzed up,I nearly felt like I could at least give the Half Marathon a shot,but then I thought well,who's going to take the pictures,so I excused myself with a promise to give it a legitimate shot in the next year or two somewhere.And I will too,there's just something so positive about runners and athletes alike,they're good to be around.At least that's what I get from them.
Yeah,some will say the usual "they're all nuts" but to get your lazy ass up out of bed at 4am and get down to the start line by 5:30 requires many months of prior early morning and late evening training,so you know what,my hat's off to every competitor who ran that day.I have a tremendous amount of admiration and respect for them.
Larry Olsen,who along with his daughter Annie,ran the half,13.1 miles,looking like he could do the other 13.1 and make it a full,great run Larry and Annie.
I'm curious as to how many hugs Josh got.....
Sarah Dean,who ran the full 26.2 miles,well done Sarah,proud of you girl.