The annual A&M road 10K changed to a hilly road/trail 5K course this year. It was held on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Since I was still not able to run, I volunteered with my family. I like volunteering at this race and actually have not run it myself in several years. We were assigned to the aid station right after Mile 2. We enjoyed handing out the waters and cheering for our friends.
I was so proud to see my good friend, Julia, come in first overall female! She won another 5K the following week, putting her at four overall wins at 5Ks for the year! Cheering for her really distracted me from how awful I felt. Even walking was painful, and I couldn't even begin to imagine running. But feeling happy for my friend really helped me forgot about those troubles for the day!
|Our aid station with other volunteers|
|Julia has a big lead in the women's race.|
|Rick splashes the kids with water after the race!|