Monday, January 31, 2011

Food for thought

I volunteered this weekend at London's Run. This is a 1/2 mile, 10 k, 2 mile fun run event held every year in Queen Creek in remembrance of a young lady named London to benefit children with cancer. It is a really phenomenal event put on by a fantastic family.

The last three years I have worked in the Runner's Food tent. We sit at the end of the race with bananas, apples, oranges, bagels and power aid for the runners to refuel. It's a cool experience to be one of the first people to interact with a runner following a race. They are grateful, kind and energized by having accomplished their goal. It is hard to explain the spirit and energy they bring to the tent. It is warm and strong.

It was energizing to be with such a large group of people all participating in what we all knew was a good cause. The positive energy was tangible.

2 comments:

Jen Johnson said...

Thanks for all your help lady. Couldn't have done it without you!

Nancy Pitney said...

We sure are glad you come out every year. I saw you brought Josh this year and put him to work! Good job! :) Thanks for helping us out--especially Jel. I know she really appreciates it!