Sunday, March 25, 2007

Go runners go!

First, let me just say I'm sorry for going so long without a post. I have no excuse. I've been lax. This weekend we've been busy. I spent nearly all of yesterday baking bread, cookies, congo bars (a la Margie), lemon pound cake and the dough for biscuits for today. "What's today?" you ask? Today was the first annual ING-sponsored Georgia Marathon. Joy and I took advantage of the moment to have a bakesale to raise funds for the 3-Day. We raised $43. Not bad for a couple hours' work that commenced at 7AM on a Sunday. I got up at 5 to bake the biscuits so they'd be all fresh and scrumptious as the cheering neighbors arrived with their coffee.

It was a lot of fun. Our friends Brendon (Steve & Joy's next door neighbor seen above, giving the thumb's up. There's his family and other neighbors cheering him on), Rusty (seen here training in his gayass running shorts. Hey, I think he's wearing the same ones in today's run...), Jennifer (I missed her when she came by because I was hocking biscuits) and Cheryl (seen here, supporting another 3-Day fundraiser with her husband, Karl), all ran the full marathon. There were a lot of runners. We cheered ourselves hoarse at the Oakhurst cheering section. Yes, my neighborhood is technically East Lake...but the marathon didn't go through it so I had to cheer in the next best spot. Kate showed up late with Jeremiah and Sarah, but still supported the marathon with her ING-orange balloon and our bakesale, by eating a cookie. She's a giver. Bakesale and marathon complete...we closed up shop and headed out for a training walk. Can't be outdone by those runners!


The Plaid Sheep said...

Mmmmm biscuits.

Boomin' Granny said...

It all sounds yummy and $43.00 is pretty good but..... WAS it Baxter??

Kicking N. Screaming said...

I failed to mention that the neighborhoods along the marathon route were in competition with each other - the neighborhood deemed to have the best cheering section(s) by the runners won a grant. Joy just forwarded this email:

From: Lyn Menne
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 12:32 PM
Subject: WE WON

You guys ROCK! We won $10,000 for the Decatur Education Foundation to spend on sports and fitness programs at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School. THANKS! As usual, Decatur came through with hard work and enthusiasm. Please tell all your constituent groups thanks for all they did.

Lyn Menne, Assistant City Manager

Community & Economic Development

City of Decatur