i love the race atmosphere. there's so much excitement and energy. i miss that! it's amazing to see so many people working on the same goal. sometimes it seems like people think it must be easy because i have done it 10 times, but it is not easy. marathons are HARD!
this marathon has a half marathon and a bike race. while waiting for my friend i saw one of the hand cyclists somewhat struggling to get up a pretty long steady hill. right beside him a biker was off his bike helping to push the man up the hill. i was overcome with emotion as i watched this happen.