In my household, "dawn patrol" translates into an early morning surfing excursion with my youngest child. I usually sit on the beach and watch the sunrise while he surfs. He says that the best waves always happen in the morning!
Today, "dawn patrol" took on a very different meaning. Sixteen chorus students and three parents crawled out of bed to volunteer at a 5K on the beach this morning. As the chorus sponsor, I had to be at the Seawalk Pavillion at 5:45 a.m. to greet my students. I had been up since 3:30 a.m. working on school work and doing laundry. (I figured I might as well get some work done while the house was quiet. I do my best work before sunrise.)
Preparing for the Zoomarun
Working the registration table
My "security team" got to wear official t-shirts
On-site registration and trouble-shooters extraordinaire!
I would like to publicly commend my students for their efforts today. Although many were sleep-deprived, they showed up and kept their commitment. The race ran without incident and they played a huge part in making it a great experience for all. They did such a fine job, the race coordinator asked if we would do it again in January. I could not have been more pleased. They are truly the "Pride of the Beaches!"
Until next time...