Monday, November 4, 2013

Spectating Races

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Ours was full of races, but they weren't our own!

Saturday was the Mendon Trail races, runners have the option of a 5K, 10K, 20K or 50K, and a lot of our TrailsROC friends were racing. We had briefly considered racing the 10K or 20K but we decided against it.

 Eric at the halfway point of the 20K

TrailsROC representing in the 20K!

Ben and Sean crushing the 50K!

It was fun to watch everyone crush their respective distances! And as usual, watching the 50Kers made me really want to run an ultra someday. It will happen!

Some #TrailsRoc ladies! Don't mind Eric in the background!

I am so happy to be back with our TrailsROC peeps again, we take a break from trails during intense training but we are back in full force now!

Sunday we went to spectate another race. This time it was the Red Baron half marathon in Corning. Our friend Jess was racing and we wanted to go support her.

 Who wouldn't love Grumpy Cat?!

We brought a reused sign that Amber made for us at the Musselman Triathlon and our Seneca7 cowbell, and we were ready to cheer on all of the runners!

 Jess at mile 6

The route was a point to point so we were able to see Jess five times: at the start, 2 miles, 6 miles, 10 miles and the finish. She was trying for her first sub-2 half marathon and she got it!

While we were standing near 10 miles waiting for Jess, someone yelled out, "Jamie!?" It was The Unexpected Runner and I made sure to cheer for her! She also crushed the race and I was so happy for her!

 I yelled at her to get in there!

Sometimes it is nice to take a break from races, running them at least, and get out there to support the people who always support you! I am ready to get back out there and race, though!


  1. So much fun to watch and cheer others on! You know exactly what their going through, so it makes it that much more intense to cheer them on!

  2. Awesome! I love that you spectate so much--it's nice to 'give back' isn't it? Sometimes I enjoy the fact that I'm free of the pressure to race. Haha!

  3. It was so great to see you both!!!!! Thanks for all the extra cheers!

  4. I have always admired your dedication and ability, but I am so inspired by how supportive you are of other athletes. You and Mike are the best at giving back to the community!

  5. Spectating races is a lot of fun, right? On Sunday, I watched the NYC Marathon, and it was really nice to be on the other end for a change. Plus, I loved cheering for my friends, coworkers, and teammates!

  6. I had the most fun playing volunteer/cheerleader this weekend.