I’m participating in the Garmin Marathon tomorrow.

Hello there, that title is a bit misleading because I’m not actually going to RUN in it; I’m a volunteer. My marathon running days are “postponed” for a while while I enjoy my early 40’s eating steaks and burgers. I made a promise to myself that I’d get back into shape when I turn 45; so for now, I’m happy to volunteer when I can.

I am part of our Olathe CERT team here in Kansas, and this year Garmin has asked our team to help manage stations around the city.

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Races will start and finish at Garmin Headquarters at the corner of 151st and Ridgeview St. in Olathe, Kansas. Address is 1200 E. 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062. Or if you have a Garmin navigation device, simply look for Garmin in your “Favorites” and follow the directions to find your way here.

So tomorrow at 5:30am I’ll be getting on my gear and heading in for our morning briefing. I’m just writing this blog to let you know that if you see me on the side of the road and you recognize me, please say “hi”. I’ll be available to administer first aid and assist in any way that I can for anyone that needs it. But I won’t have any water or snacks…those will all be at another station.

Probably a good idea, because in my current state I might eat those snacks 😉 Ah I’m just kidding, I’m not lacking that much will power, but I’m just not in good enough shape to run a marathon at the moment. I’ll be much more valuable as a volunteer.

If you’re running tomorrow, good luck! I’ll see you out there.

Take care, Ryan