Monday, September 21, 2009

Wichita Half Marathon

Sunday morning, we got up early and went to cheer on friends and strangers at the Wichita Half Marathon. We brought our lawn chairs, "Love the Pain" sign, donuts, and cow bells and set up camp at mile 9 (it's a loop so it's also mile 4) We saw a couple of knitting friends, S's teacher and a few people I didn't even were running the race. The kids tried to get a runner to eat a donut but no takers.

Laura and Lori joined us in the cheering section. (BTW, S took this photo and as you can see she is a very professional photographer)

I am very happy that we chose this place to set up because we were able to help a runner who was severely dehydrated. Two other runners were carrying her and we were able to provide a call to 911, basic first aid, and wave down the ambulance. I believe we were able to do something positive for her and that makes me feel good.
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