|Volunteers setting up the water station.|
The weather was terrible. The fog was so thick and the dampness hung in the air. The chill went right through you. Looking down the deserted road, I was waiting for a pack of zombie runners attacking out of the fog. I clearly had not had enough caffeine.
We got right to work though, on the sides of the Shoreway setting up tables with rows and rows of water and powerade. Then we put cardboard on top of those cups and layered with more water and powerade. These ladies had the system down. There were several scary moments though when cars somehow made it on to the closed Shoreway and buzzed by us. I felt like I was the tower in Top Gun.
Afterwards, I treated the family to a place called Gabe's that had the most amazing peanut butter pancakes on the planet. This place was well worth getting up early for.
All in all, it was a great morning. Early. But still, a great morning.