Monday, June 11, 2012

Hands, Feet, and a Little Gatorade

So Sundays are typically the day I like to write my Monday blog post on. We have a quiet afternoon, and I can sit, listen to my music, delve into the Word and write. That's relaxation for me.

Today...not so much:)

But it was oh-so-much-fun!
I had to wait for a slow moment to take this.
We had 1200 athletes on the course today...
that's a lot of Dixie Cups:)

Awesome Volunteers!
I've mentioned before how Hubby likes to do triathlons, and after running his Wisconsin IronMan, he got involved in putting triathlons on in our area. So I spent this Sunday helping him by heading up an Aid Station on the run course. What a blast. We got to serve all these crazy people athletes in the 95+ degree heat. Truly being hands and feet for them as we ran beside them (only a few feet--not the miles upon miles they did) handing out water, ice, Gatorade, and lots and lots of smiles and cheers. We provided drinks and encouragement--and I'm pretty sure at the end of the day we volunteers at the Aid Station were more blessed than the runners.

Isn't that how helping typically is?

This year my twelve year old
handed out water--next
year he wants to run it...
This week I challenge you to find a place where you can hand out some cool water and to speak:)

Warning: Do not enlarge this photo!
After 8 hours in the heat, I think I
"glistened" more than any athlete
out there!
And now, I'm going to bed!

Whoever brings blessings will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11:25
(this was my verse today! :) )


  1. How awesome! Looks like a great way to spend the day (minus the HEAT!). I'm so glad you had fun!

    The scenery is beautiful, too! What a gorgeous area . . . so green. : )

    1. It is an incredibly beautiful area - and the people who live near there even sprayed all their trees and bushes for bugs for us. Truly a community event! And next year, I'm putting in a prayer for about 20 less degrees:)

  2. So the last race I ran, with my BFF, I was dying and she was all happy and not even breaking a sweat. When nice people served us water, I tossed mine in my BFF's face. True Story. LOL

    But I get your lovely meaning and it was beautiful, Susan! :)

    1. HA! Yeah. I'd have done the same thing:) You should have seen where people asked us to dump ice on them! So, I'm sure your BFF appreciated the water in her face as the loving gesture it was meant to be...

  3. Hehe, I'm totally with you on the "crazy people" comment. For some reason in college, all my best friends were cross country runners. We connected on so many levels, but the running thing...not so much. :)

    But it sounds like you had a lot of fun, despite the heat! :) I love the challenge to look for ways to be helpful this week!