Ok, so we left you with our “Seven Things Friday” and we figured to recap our weekend we’d let you see how we did on those seven things, so here goes.
1. We are going to AUSTIN today after work!! Wheee!
Well we did and we made it back safe & sound! Though we are still trying to work on the whole teleportation thing so we don’t have to endure the hours in the car!
2. So that we can volunteer at the 3M Half Marathon!
We had two volunteer shifts over the weekend and our first was Saturday working packet pickup. We walked in and were immediately put behind computers next to each other to help check people in. Those 4 hours fa-lew by! So many happy runners coming to pickup their bib, chip and awesome swag bag!
It was so sad hearing stories of people who thought they were registered for the race, but their registration really did not go through or they thought they’d still be able to get a spot, but it was sold out. Definitely a lesson in registering ASAP and double checking your confirmation!
Then we were up bright & early race day morning to help pass out medals. Along with other volunteers, we unwrapped 6,000 medals for the half & half relay which took about an hour and a half or so.
We had good timing because the first person to finish came in completing his half right around 1:07. The 1:40 to 2:15 finish time frame was the when the BIG rush came in. It was awesome! Seeing the finishers’ faces and being able to congratulate them! Some people were so excited that they even asked Teal if it was time for a smooch. Then there were tamer moments like when Beth put a medal around a man’s neck and he wrapped his arms (stinky, sweaty and all) around her for a hug.
The whole time we were looking for our friends who were out there running to finish. Our first familiar face was from C-Stand [we can’t stop calling you that :)]!!
Pretty positive it was those crazy pants that gave her a kick ass (sorry mom, we used the a word) PR!! Way to go lady! 😉 But really, Courtney, you killed it out there WAY TO GO for real!
Just a few minutes later in came Courtney a.k.a. @cisforcourtney who was easily spotted by us in her purple tank, Teal yelled out to her and she came running over to us! It was so cool to put that shiny medal around her neck! You’ll have to check out her bloggy blog to see how awesome her PR was!
We also got to see and medal Lesley (@RacingItOff) and Tricia (@TriciaRunning) after their beer race 🙂 You ladies awesome! We have managed to see Lesley at a handful of races in Dallas, but it’s never for thaaat long. We have got to fix that!
We should mention we saw a couple of familiar faces from New Years Double out there too! Each of us spoke to one of them briefly – other NYD runners would know him as the marathon winner of New Year’s Eve and her as the half marathon winner of both days!
It was neat to be there and see the entire spectrum of runners out there from an 11 year old boy running his first half to a 62 year old woman crossing off “run a half marathon” from her bucket list. She was so proud of herself, as she should be, because she could tell her kids that run marathons she had completed a half marathon. LOVED that! We were there to see the 30 year old first finisher cross the finish line to the 69 year old who was the person to run across that finish line and regardless of their time each of them had such a sense of accomplishment to them! Just further proving running is really for anyone with a goal! Such. A. Great. Experience!
3. We are SO excited to get to meet Courtney & Luke!
Obviously you know we saw Courtney at the end of her race, but we first got to FINALLY meet her and Luke during our packet pickup shift! Who doesn’t love meeting someone and being handed over de-licious goodness in the form of a s’mores cupcake?? We also got to hangout with them for a little bit Saturday night too at this cute bar – Dive Bar. While it was fun to hang with them that night it was at a bar where it was hard to talk and all hear each other, so we were grateful for the opportunity to see them Sunday afternoon too at Austin Java! Courtney & Luke, you two are awesome! We loved getting to see you, spend time with you and we can’t wait for the next time!! 🙂
You two are wonderful and we WISH we lived in the same city as you guys!
4. We are officially signed up for the ZOOMA Austin Half on March 31, 2012!!
Yep, we still are!! 🙂 THAT didn’t change over the weekend, so you should sign up if you STILL have not…AND we still have a coupon code good through TODAY! You know you wanna!!
5. Neither of us have actually run in Austin and you know what? We are going to change that this weekend!
OOPS!! Yah, we didn’t!! Wait, we saw a bunch of runners, does that count?? Guess we’ll change that when we run ZOOMA!
6. We canNOT wait to get coffee at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – have been dreaming about it since our last trip to Austin!
Yep, we went there! TWICE! One trip there we might have gotten more than one drink! 🙂 It is safe to say that we are also a fan of their breakfast food there! We would have made a third trip there but we cheated and went to Austin Java. Brigid to answer you question the other day – when we go there Teal gets either a sugar free caramel latte or vanilla latte and Beth tends to stick with Hazelnut. If we are remembering correcting all of their drinks with milk are made with non fat milk. And now we are dreaming about them again…..
7. We really wanted to post 27 things…
Aren’t you glad we didn’t post 27 things this time either?? 🙂
We also would like to say thank you to Mary Alice for once again letting us crash with you! And thanks to Mandy & her cute little munchkin, Meranda for meeting us for dinner Saturday night!