I forgot to mention that I was the race director for our big Regional meet yesterday…….the poor children.
Who knew that being the race director involved so many things. I did start working on planning this meet back in August but yesterday felt like the craziest day of my life. I got there early and it took SIX hours to set everything up.
I now understand (in a very small way) what race directors deal with and will forgive them very easily if the race doesn’t start right on time……..you gotta map the course (ours was 95% grass which required a LOT of marking….aka over 300 flags and a ridiculous amount of cones), figure out bibs, timing, awards, bathrooms, water, COACHING your own team and answering every question known to man.
The coolest part was driving in the lead golf cart, it was SO fun to watch the kids the whole way and see every detail of the race rather than wondering what was going on out there.
My team was very successful and we are sending 2 to STATE….I cried a little.
What comes after crying…cake of course:) We had my sister-in-law’s baby shower and the treats were the bomb.com. Their was a strawberry/cake/whipped cream trifle, a pb/pretzel sandwich dipped in chocolate (there may be 14 of them in my purse for my next chocolate rampage) and the most heavenly piece of cocunut cake.
Finally, somone realized the best ratio for cake…..just a few milimeters of actual cake topped with a thick layer of frosting and topped with coconut.
Somehow the little girls were the ones opening presents.
After getting high on sugar my sister suggested getting food with actual nutrients even though I begged her to go get ice cream with me instead. She won and took me for chicken tortilla soup. I am very glad she won this debate.
Dipping those tortilla strips into the soup=magical.
What was the longest delay you have had to wait for the start of a race?
-Just 15 minutes but it felt like eternity because it was SNOWING.
Is it soup season in your neck of the woods yet?
My brain literally cannot think of any other questions due to its tiredness so I think YOU should tell me what the best part of your Wednesday is?
-Sleeping in a little bit (if I don’t wake up naturally) I am going to go to the gym AFTER school wahoo!