Last Friday (Good Friday) I volunteered to put packets together for the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. Originally I had planned to volunteer at the expo (like last year) but due to various factors, I changed my schedule and went Friday instead. I was there from 1pm-5pm. The job was easy. We were given packets of envelopes, bibs, and safety pins. I had to put a bib in the correct envelope (they were already labeled with runner’s name and other relevant information) along with 4 pins. Time flew by and before I knew it, I was told to stop working and to eat dinner. There was pizza and salad for all of the volunteers.
I miss these finisher shirts. I received a similar one for my first marathon back in 2006 and I regret giving it away.
Yesterday I met some friends at the expo. I got there a little after it opened so there weren’t too many people which was nice.
We took a silly picture.
I bought 3 Sparkly Soul headbands and a Zeet jacket (which came in handy during today’s run).
We enjoyed some beer.
I like the shirt. I thought about giving it to my coworker (she is beginning to run again) but then remembered that I need to keep my shirts for a quilt.
My goal for tomorrow is to take it easy and have fun.
Have fun tomorrow!
Cold morning but so much fun!
I like the shirt too! Aren’t you so glad the wind died down?
Thanks. I am so glad the weather today was not like yesterday. It was cold in the morning but yet still fun.
I need to do more volunteer work! Maybe I’ll sign up to volunteer at Shamrock with you next year, too. It sounds fun to put together race packets and eat pizza/salad. You look so pretty in those pictures, especially the one where you are toasting the beer!
Thanks Emily! I plan to volunteer for the Chicago Marathon. I will keep you posted.