So, even though I have run 2 full marathons and a lot of half marathons, I have never spectated a race!
So, while I was bummed to not be running any of the races during Mankato Marathon’s weekend, I was excited to show my support to my fellow runners. Bonus for my BODYPUMP participants who were running too!
Our house is just down from the race course and the race has one big loop – so we were able to see everyone near the start at mile 1 and then see the marathoners again about mile 16.
I had my “BODYPUMP strong” sign ready to go!
Cheers for spark.
We brought gummy bears. . . although Luke thought they were for him. Only the red ones though. . .
And Scott held a Kleenex box. . .
I don’t think I’ve heard so many . . .
I love you
You’re the best
You’re a life saver
Best. Idea. Ever.
And the look on the runners faces when I said “gummy bears” was priceless. At mile 16, a hit of sugar is just what is needed. . . I remember that from the Des Moines half marathon, when a spectator was handing them out. .. I don’t think a gummy bear has ever tasted so good!
I ran a little ways with a couple of my bodypump people. It was SO amazing to see them out on the course, running their race, and going after it.
It was an amazing morning.
I can’t wait to do it again!
Have you ever spectated a race?
Linking up with Becky for TYT – this was an unexpected and awesome treat for my weekend!!