🍩 Just sitting here waiting for #zensahday to get here🍩
ps…it’s tomorrow , stay tuned 😉
The race turnout was smaller than usual for a Road Rage event but the Navy/Air Force Half Marathon was happening in DC as well as the OBX Triathlon and and an Air Show going on with lots of other little events happening around town. But it was a gorgeous day for running and volunteering. The rain held off, there was a gorgeous breeze off the Atlantic and lots of smiling happy runners and volunteers having a fabulous Sunday morning at the beachfront!
Volunteering for races is a great way to stay involved in the running community. While entry fees go to charities, some times you just can’t afford to put funds into race events. Keith and I are focusing on paying off some credit debt and socking away some funds into savings. Volunteering gets us out there with our team, plus we are supporting our community of runners and race walkers as well as our teams runners. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to cheer on and give support to people who are out there giving their all.
And even if you aren’t a runner, race walker, or even part of a team; many races offer volunteer positions open to the community, especially the larger events. So it’s a fun way to involve yourself in community spirit and local running events which are often held every year as a tradition!
“Work like someone else is working 24/7 to take it all away from you”
– Mark Cuban
Sunday we started the day earlllly and were out the door by 6am!. That’s early for me on a weekday, let alone a weekend. But as volunteer and runners, guess what, they usually happen earlllly in the morning! Especially when you volunteer because you have to be there before the race starts to set up.
Keith and I were manning/running a water stop for the Valor Run: Valor Knows No Gender , repping Team RWB Hampton Roads. It was perfect weather for a race and to volunteer. I’m proud of our runners we (the RWB) had out there running and rucking, and proud of our team that stood by to help the runners re-fuel, re-hydrate and offer first aid if needed!
Team RWB Hampton Roads
“What’s with the “Find the Magic in the Misery”?
Many non runners find the act of running to be a miserable experience. However, becoming a runner can be one of the most magical, rewarding and life changing experiences. Our motto is intended to speak to the non-running community. We are on a mission to help you Find the Magic in the Misery. You don’t have to be a “serious” runner to represent our club, you only have to seriously love running. 🙂
ps… we also have a bike club!
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RunJunkEes® Newsletter – Winter Running…..
“Work like someone else is working 24/7 to take it all away from you” – Mark Cuban
My dose of inspiration for the coming new year. This quote will be my driving force!
Motivational Video – The Sound of Footsteps
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