With my wife Julianne before the 5K race. The headband was made for me by kind “Flamingohead Family” at Woodflock in California a couple of weeks earlier. I promised I would wear it in the race
As race time approached I changed into my Team Sumoflam shirt, wrapped a nice cool band around my neck and another (flamingo-designed from my Woodflock friends in California) around my head.
I was already pretty tired. The night before was a nightmare as I was picking up one of the former Navy SEALs. My car broke down and AAA never answered. I had to take my daughter’s car and take care of him and then wait for her to get off work at 1:30 AM. I finally got to bed at 2 AM and was up again at 4 AM to head off to the Horse Park for a 5 AM gathering to do final preparations.
By the time the photo to the left was taken, I had walked nearly 2 miles taking photos, setting up signs, assisting visitors, etc.
I was glad that for the last hour prior to the race, I was assigned to drive shuttle from the parking lot. I was fortunate enough to be able to get my family picked up and bring them. The funnest and most endearing part of the day was seeing my grandkids all in Team Sumoflam yellow. And, even better, seeing them with a new TeamSumoflam Cheer!!