So I did one thing today. I volunteered for the Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by Rock City Runners of Little Falls, NY. My job was to (wo)man an intersection, keeping traffic at bay and runners on track. I was assigned an intersection above the hospital. It was a quiet zone.
I got there early and paced around waiting for the runners. They were to pass below me on Burwell, run by the ballfield, then by me and on. This will make sense to those familiar with Little Falls, but I imagine other readers will catch up. So to speak.
This is looking down from where I stood. I could see the runners but distrusted my ability to photograph them.
When the runners went by me, I cheered them all on. I wished I was one of them but know that volunteers are important too.
It started to rain and pretty much did not stop, so I took a shot that showed my umbrella, for which I was grateful.
I must say it is more fun to run than volunteer, but I do not rule out doing it again. For one reason, I know I am contributing to a community event. This one raised funds for two local charities. Yay, Rock City Runners!