Library Diva's Guide to Volunteering…

{April 9, 2011}   Refreshed and Recharged

I took a little break and went to Virgina Beach a few weeks ago to hang out with the sisters. While I was there, I walked an 8k. We were in corral 6, it took us 20 minutes to get up to the start line and when we were there, the finishers were coming around the corner in the home stretch…What? Are you kidding?

I’ve done quite a few charity races but this was my first 20,000 or more participants  and it was a sight to behold. They are all fun, but this just had a different energy to it.

Hundreds of volunteers, hundreds of people clapping and yelling encouragement along the way and all for good causes. The sisters and I set our sites on different targets ahead to pass. Chic in Tutu?…Check! Chic with Pippi Longstocking hair?…Check! Man with gigantic calf muscles? …Check! When I was targeting the 10-year-old in shape up sketchers, the sisters told me to back off…but then the 10-year-old stopped to pick up a quarter and we passed her…CHECK!

I’m not a big fan of the walkers that run through the chute…make up your mind. Walk/Run along the way but not at the very end. Cheaters.

Bottom line. Register for one of these races! They are fun. You don’t have to be a stellar athlete, a major runner, or even own dry weave. Anyone can do it. The more you do it, the better you feel. Not just for your health, but for your community.

Set your targets, pass them up and prevail! Get your PIPPY on and get out there and make it happen 🙂


Anonymous says:

Get your pippy on!
Pippy and pengy

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