The next best thing

I won’t be running in this year’s Thunder Road Marathon. I’d tentatively planned on running it, depending on how Marine Corps Marathon went, and truthfully I do think I could get to the finish line just fine. But I weighed the financial cost of signing up with my readiness level – and truthfully, I don’t think I’d be running my very best race.

Instead, I’ll be volunteering at the start line. The coolest part is that Kevin will be volunteering also. I was actually inspired by a post Kevin wrote a while ago about volunteering, and I was stoked to hear he wanted to do it too. (Bonus points for Kevin: Saturday is his wedding anniversary. He gets double props for volunteering!)

I’ve got close to a dozen running friends who are participating in either the full or the half or the 5K. Truthfully, I’ve been a little down in the dumps this week, hearing everyone talking about preparing for Saturday and knowing I wouldn’t be running. But after signing up to volunteer, I instantly felt a million times better. I can’t wait to see everyone at the start and finish!