We had a great day out at S2S. Ed was running his 3rd 50K, and a number of friendly faces were out there as well. A group of OC runners that I knew from my SoCal running days were there, and were fun to see, as well as blogging friends Rick and Dave (Rick was helping out as well).
After seeing the runners off, I went off down to Gazo Creek Aid station, to get ready to mark runners on their way off around the loop. We had a good aid station, if I do say so myself, and got to see every runner twice, which was fun as well. I was the greeter, welcoming each runner and making sure that I marked their bib so that the next time around we would know to send them down the trail instead of up and around.
Ed was speedy, in the front third, and it was fun to be able to see him running so fast. Even faster than Ed, though, was Dave, who I finally got to meet as he flew through the aid station.
I got pictures of both of them, as well many of the OC TrailHeadz that I saw.
I continued working with the others until around 2, and then headed off to go get Ed, who was hopefully already finished. I navigated the windy roads, and finally got to the finish line about 45 minutes later. As I pulled onto the side street, I heard my name being called and saw Ed rushing over to the car in his new wonderful shirt. He had gotten a race PR (5:08) and was glad to be done!
Congrats to all the awesome runners :)
***Having started the commitment to healthy eating on Monday, I was super proud of myself for resisting the aid station goodies. Just imagining the sweaty, sticky, germy runners' hands all over the candy and cookies helped :) ***