Athletic Supporter


Lots of rest, with 4.1 Miles, 5 Miles, 6 Miles Easy, and Yoga. 

This weekend we had no races. Just time to relax, catch up with friends and get some house chores accomplished. We had the chance to sleep in Saturday, but what’s the fun in that when we have the option to cheer on our friends at their race and be an athletic supporter (hehehehe). ISU Homecoming 5K Town and Gown was Saturday morning. We went to cheer on Lisa. She was set to have a new PR and I wanted to be there to see it.Plus ORRT Ryan and Deb were racing.

The new course had a loop inside the quad so we had an opportunity to cheer on everyone as they went by. Ryan and Deb were both overall winners, plus Ryan also set a new PR! Lisa also had an amazing new PR, taking two minutes off of her time and getting 1st in her age group!

Lisa and me.

Sunday ORRT came out to support a local 5K race by providing the finish line duties. Rob is and awesome husband and came out to lend a hand too.

Me helping set up the finish chute, which means just threading the rope through the cones.

Rob starting the finish line computers.

Hanging out at the finish clock awaiting the runners return.

Carol from ORRT came out to win overall female!

I would recommend as a part of anyone’s training plan to make time to volunteer for a race. Race volunteer opportunities can include packet pick up, water stop, split timer, finish line and more. I’ve done all of these roles at one time or another and they are all great. If you can’t schedule the volunteer time, just come out to cheer on the racers. It’s a way to give back, plus it’s exciting to see others out there racing.

8 thoughts on “Athletic Supporter

  1. I would love to get involved with some local races, would you email me some of the local races you will be involved in? Also, would you be interested in another blog meet up with Paige and Laura?


      1. I would love it if you would shoot me a FB message. In regards to the meet up, I will contact Paige and Laura and see when they can meet up! 😀


  2. Haha, I love it. “If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.” 🙂

    I loved volunteering at a race in Boston this past spring. I would love to do it again.


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