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Diva's Half marathon - as a volunteer this time

Sunday, April 28, 2013

So, my knee is not ready for another half, it may never be. So I had one heck of a time volunteering this weekend at the Diva's Half Marathon in North Myrtle Beach, SC

I worked the expo Friday - distributing bags and bibs and Saturday - distributing running shirts that DID NOT fit anyone. They were so small and every person who came up to our booth thought that she was the first to discover that fact. And try to trade up. We had to tell them that we needed to distribute according to order first and that when the expo closed, they would do a trade in. I am so glad I got to go home at 2:30 because tat 5:30 there was a line around the building. These gals take their shirts seriously. I heard today that they were going to make the company replace all shirts if the runner did not get the right size. Whew! I wish we had known that yesterday

Ali Vincent, the first woman to win the Biggest Loser is the spokeswoman for the Divas series and stood there like a trooper for the two days of the Expo, meeting and greeting. I got to get a picture snapped on Friday, right after she got there and before she was overwhelmed by runners. She has kept her weight off, perhaps not so thin as she was at the finale, but very trim and quite ripped.

Today, I got up at 5, was at the start line at 5:30, helped set up the tiara and feather boa distribution area (at mile 13) and proceeded to my spot at the finish line where I thought I had signed up to pass out medals. Wrong. They had hired 5 male models, gym rats, body builders, whatever, to pass out those medals. It was my responsibility to make sure they were well stocked with medals.

So be prepared for what I got to experience for the next four hours. Five minutes before the first runners came through, someone gave them the sign to remove their shirts. OMG. Let's just say a picture is worth at least a thousand words.

I'll just sit back and let you enjoy the show.

This is what I saw when I got to the finish line.

And this is what I saw for the next 5 hours.

The gals were shameless, enough said.

Ali Vincent ran the race with a group of women, here she is with one of them after the race.

I had DH primed and ready to take pictures. We live on the 9th floor of a condo two blocks from the start and finish lines so he got some great shots. Sadly, SP says they are too large to share so I am going to post this and then try to figure out how to get them on here.

Bingo! Got em!

Now I really want to rehab my knee so I can do this next year.

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