|Back: me, Kate S, Maggie, Amanda C, Amanda W, Susan|
Front: Sara, Nicole
Thanks to this article on Buzz Feed, I got some great ideas on some things to do for decorations and food.
|star cookie cutter + watermelon|
|"Beers of the World" L to R: Japan, Mexico, Belgium, USA, Ireland|
Then other folks brought casseroles, fruit, booze, and other stuff too.
|Drinking a mimosa at 5:30am while watching Kara and Shalane lead the pack. #winning|
Spoiler Alert! Desi started but she didn't finish. She is such a strong runner so I can only image her disappointment to not feel 100% on race day. Shalane and Kara gave it all they got and finished 10th and 11th, respectively. Neither athlete put up a PR but Shalane was pretty dang close. With those conditions including the course, that is quite impressive. Even though these women didn't win the gold, they didn't give up without a fight and proudly represented our country. There are tons of photos of Shalane and Kara after their finish, with their arms around each other for support. It is such a moving image and a great demonstration of these women. (I don't want to post and risk copyright infringement stuff. BORING...) These Olympics so far have been so inspiring in so many ways!!
Remember that today is the LAST DAY to enter my Pro Compression raffle! The winner will be chosen tomorrow morning!