Packet pick up! This was a new adventure for me and I loved it! Dominic asked me to help with the Chewelah Peak Trail Run which benefited Team Gleason. I had Team Gleason duties! Get items to raffle and help spread the news. Dominic was the pro and I was the rookie.
This is Dominic and his buddy Frank. I liked Frank a lot until he criticized the hanger that the Drew Brees jersey was on! Just kidding Frank. You are one of my favorite new friends. You know I expect that hanger to be decorated next year.
Not much of a crowd because the runners hadn't started arriving back at the lodge. I have skied these hills. They are steep! Going downhill on skis way different than running up them. I did figure out if I would have done the 10 mile race I would have won my age group. No one in the 60+ women. Of course I would have had to complete it.
I did pretty good telling the Team Gleason story without losing it totally. Did a little now and then though. These Gleason's are truly inspiring, giving, loving, special people. So proud of who they are and how they have reached out to others with ALS. What would our world be like if we all did that!
I had a great time working with Dominic on this trail run! Steve, Michel and Rivers live so far away and it is difficult to really help like I would like to. This made me feel like I was doing something to help. Love you three! Dominic, I really enjoyed getting to know you better. Thanks for putting up with me during this whole thing. If we do this next year I will have a lot better idea of how to do things for sure. Thanks for picking Team Gleason for this event! NO WHITE FLAGS! See you at the Pumpkin Pacer!
Just in case you wanted to know what sunflowers looked like while driving 60 miles an hour down the road this is it! Beautiful at any speed.