Saturday had a little running and a little riding, although no running done by me 😀 Literacy New York, which is the group that I do my tutoring through, partnered up with hospice to do a 5K to raise funds.
They asked for volunteers to help out at the race, so I did. I have never volunteered at a race. I have only been a participant. My job (along with 4 other people) was to corral the runners and keep them from moving out into the road before the race started. Of course, we weren’t supposed to make people obey, just remind them in a friendly manner that for their safety to not enter the road until the race started. I asked a couple of guys to come out of the road, they agreed and then just moved further down and crept back in. 🙄
My fashionable day-glo vest and flag!
I also met someone who had read my blog that lives locally (Hi Linda!). She was running the race. She has lost weight and become a runner and looked fabulous. There were over 400 runners, which was great as a fundraiser! Here they are all leaving.
My job was done at that point. Pretty easy. It felt a little weird, to be honest. Brought back my running days and then I want to try running again. Even though running made me cry. I don’t understand my brain at all.
I stopped and chatted with the literacy coordinator for a bit at the booth.
They had interest from people wanting to be tutors as well. Yay! We need more tutors.
Then it was time for my sport!
Still working on the distance legs, so I wanted around a 20 mile ride. The paths were pretty clear of snow, finally.
Now it just needs to get green. I did a large loop, ironically enough riding out to where I had just been in the morning for the race LOL!
After 14 miles, I stopped for a snack:
I also read the paper there and saw a help wanted ad that struck me funny.
This is the tacky part of Lake George (sorry, folks). Frankenstein hangs around outside and people take pictures with him. At least there are jobs available in the area, though.
Then it was home. I had more people in cars talk to me on this ride than I ever have before. Seemed like every stop light someone would comment on the great weather. There was even a couple asking me how bad the wind was (it was fairly breezy) because they were on their way home to go out riding LOL!
I tried the unpaved part of the path.
Not smart. It was okay at first, but further in it was soggy and like riding through sand. It was really hard! I got back onto the roads as soon as I could.
All done! It felt really good. I think the next step is probably a 25 ish mile ride next weekend. Not sure I am quite ready to ride to the lake with all the hills, but who knows?