I slept in. I also napped. 😆 Sunday started at 4:00 a.m. Lawyer Guy and I arrived at our assigned post along the Memorial Marathon route–Medical Station 41, which is 21.6 miles into the route. Just to the north of us was a HUGE water station sponsored by Devon Energy. Those folks go ALL out! Balloon sculptures. Signs. Food for runners. Water. Sucrose gel packs. Sponges. And a DJ. Who started playing at 6 a.m. Yes, seriously!
We got our “camp” set up while waiting for FedEx to deliver our canopy, table, and supplies. About 7:00, the official medical personal arrived. In the meantime, we made friends with the course marshals (volunteers there to monitor the race), our security–a Cleveland County deputy, an Oklahoma City PD officer, two EMSA (ambulance service) paramedics in their “ASAP” – a mini-ambulance, along with a variety of EMTs and fire department personnel on bicycles. Our med station was staffed by a doctor and from two to four nurses or physical therapists.
LG, his office mate, and I were there as “Communications”–handled by area Ham radio operators. It was an amazing day and the runners have my respect!
We got home about 3:00 p.m. and both of us crashed until after 8:00. LG dashed out for Jersey Mike’s subs, we ate, and went back to sleep. I didn’t even log onto the computer. And I slept until almost 10 a.m. on Monday. Will I volunteer next year? Absolutely.
What about y’all? Do you have a favorite volunteer activity?