Friday, January 18, 2013

Auburn Half Marathon

Tonight it dawned in me that at this time a year ago, I was in the midst of the largest half marathon my little city had ever seen. After working for several months on the event, including adding a 10k, I was hoping it would go off without a hitch. A rain delay for a full day and a pretty big shirt mix up pushed the event to Sunday instead of Saturday.
I worked my tail off for that race! No, I didn't make a dime but the $12,000 we were able to donate to our local Cancer Center made those long hours worth it.
I had also tested positive on a pregnancy test but didn't tell the hubs because I knew he would "gently" encourage me not to stay up until 1 am the two weeks leading up to the race.
Fast forward one week later, a doctors appointment confirmed the pregnancy, I told the hubs about it and we were able to laugh about why I kept it a secret.

So here I am...planning to just help with a little part of the race tomorrow morning. Sure, I have helped a tad here and there, gave some advice and helped find volunteers but no where near what I did over the last two years. You know that 10k I mentioned earlier? Well, I thought that would be a good way to generate some extra interest. And, I'm running that race this year...and excited about it!

I can't help but wonder if I will ever direct a race again. Who knows? But, for now, it is pretty nice being able to pick an choose to help just a tad here and there.

Oh, and it is pretty cool to think that I now have a 4 month old baby sleeping in his little bed in my room. Never imagined that would have been the case a year ago.