Then there's this crazy kid... he ran the half-marathon with NO training. It wasn't planned, another friend's Dad had to bow out due to a back injury and gave him his registration. Although he has run Cross Country in the past, he did not enroll this year due to the coach expecting too much (in his opinion). Thankfully he had a good time and didn't suffer any injuries. But by the look on his face when got into the car, I hope he learned something!
Another cool thing this year was one of our Team OC shirt sponsors is a good friend of ours - they donated in honor of their dad, Tom, who passed away recently.
And now, what you've all been waiting for...the goody. Or maybe TMI for some of you! Let me just say that they should put some porta potties at the shuttle drop off locations! After running my leg of the relay and recovering somewhat on that bumpy, lurching bus, I needed one fast. But unfortunately I had to walk several blocks, and you guessed it, lost it about 20 feet away from the door. I almost made it!!! So anyway, the rest of the morning waiting for my husband and son to finish the half-marathon, I had to go commando...
Every marathon has a special story!