Some people aren’t really excited by cheering on runners, even if they are themselves runners. Some people have on headphones so you try cheering for them, and they fucking ignore you, which just makes you want to run them down and smack them upside the head. “I’m out here like an asshole cheering you on, perfect stranger! DON’T GIVE ME THAT DIRTY LOOK!” Then other people are only interested in cheering for THEIR runner and ignore everyone else, which is super boring and I think it’s a lot more fun if you just make a total ass of yourself and go all out for everyone.
I’m counting down to the Marine Corps Marathon this year with the same enthusiasm as last because even though I’m not running it, I have a specific person I’m cheering for. I’ve dedicated myself to being Jenn’s personalized, traveling cheering section and this kind of stuff takes planning and dedication. First, you have to analyze the course, see where the most opportune spots are, where is she going to be needing a little pick me up the most? (FYI, I already plan on going the whole length of the 14th St bridge with you.)
I’ve started thinking that I’ll take my bike with me, that way with the basket I can bring a variety of items that she might need along her journey and also cupcakes for the finish line, possibly a small boombox playing some of Jenn’s preselected favorite motivational music, plus I can get around much more easily.
Basically, this is the equivalent of training to run the actual marathon.
So, in short, I’M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO CHEERING FOR JENN! So let’s start brainstorming how we’re getting this girl through her first marathon with a big huge smile on her face!