Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mayor's Marathon Fun

Yukon and I helped out at the Anchorage Mayor's Marathon today, handing out water, bananas, and pretzels to about 2,000 runners and walkers participating in the 1/2 marathon event. After our own events of the last week, it was nice to do something together (we even had a date night last night as Bear went to a friend's house for a sleepover).

I am always so impressed by the fortitude of some of these folks who manage to run, walk, creep or crawl their way to the finish line. It never ceases to amaze me and I am humbled to watch some of them complete their first ever event of such magnitude.

Yukon spent most of the day in an improputu drum circle led by one of our young friends from church (Trinity sponsored the Aid Station). He enjoys drumming and was quite entertaining, especially with the monkey hanging from his hat and the cowbell. More Cowbell, Yukon.

We needed a huge nap after we were finished, though. Bear got to spend some quality time with Sponge Bob this afternoon.


Natalie said...

You guys are the BEST!!! I can't tell you how much it uplifts runners to have people out supporting...thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Scott McMurren said...

Ah-hA! I recognize that Cameron guy! He did at great job at our Gospel Mass...and if his performance on Friday was any indication, I'm sure his drumbeat helped keep everybody moving for the b-i-i-g-g race!!