Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Ice Age Trail



Volunteering at the Ice Age 50-miler was lots of fun! We handed out plenty of goodies--potato chips, pretzels, pb&j sandwiches, licorice, m&ms, chocolate chip cookies, choc covered grahams, water, coke and Succeed! drink. Coke was the biggest request--lots of stomach issues by mile 40! The runners were very polite, thanking us for volunteering and most still had their sense of humor. When asked if they needed anything, many replied, "A new set of legs." One runner, when I asked what the "N" tattoo on his leg stood for told me, "Knowledge"! Hopefully, I'll be a runner here next year!!

12 comments:

*jeanne* said...

What a fun pic!
Reminds me of...well...
ME! LOL!

That sounds like QUITE a race. I'd probably stick to volunteering. Not sure I'm up for the Ultra challenge!

But you GO, gal! A year to train!

Reen said...

Volunteering sure is fun! I thought about you out in the rain and cold. Good job!

Todd said...

Lora that is so cute. Next year I think I will try to do the 50 miler. So hopely you can support me then. :). seeing your face at 40 miles would help anyone finish.

E-Speed said...

awe man I need to get out and volunteer for an ultra!

psbowe said...

You had a great time, and great pictures. I'd like to volunteer for an event like that too.

Jessica Deline said...

Coke? Is that supposed to help with stomach issues? i would think that would make it worse.

Travis said...

Awesome... that looks great. I think you will like the ultra-distance... and though I have only done one so far, I can tell you its the best feeling crossing that finish line. Also, I can't figure out the coke thing, that would make me sick.

robtherunner said...

Lora that is so awesome that you volunteered at mile 40 at Ice Age. A capital N for knowledge, I like it. And coke is the bomb. I don't know why, but I do know there is a reason, but it seems to get my taste buds back in order after all the sweet sugary gu crap that I have taken. Nothing like a pb&j though on white bread to keep you moving. I could have used some of those on Saturday.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

sweet!!!!! that's awesome! I've read so many race reports from this year; it's great to get a volunteer report. that's how I got the ultra bug - volunteering!

olga said...

How great! I actually planned on this one...too expensive to fly. Coke IS a life savier.
And I am totally with you on previous post:(

neese said...

Lora that is a great picture! I'd surely smile if you volunteered at a race i ran, good for you for volunteering!

I don't quite get the "N" for Knowledge, lol, i'm slow sometimes tho.

xo!
neese

From Here to There said...

You are wonderful for volunteering :) Races can't go on without folks like you!

I'm so psyched that you're looking to do an ultra next year! Me too :)))