Seagull road trip to Brookings, SD for their marathon, with husband/Webmaster Bill, and 50 Sub 4 friend, JoeWee Heinrichs.
BTW... Is anyone out there wondering why its 'JoeWee', and not 'Joey'?Well, the answer... 'It just is'. And if you ever get to know JoeWee. You'll just kinda understand without ever having it officially explained. Keep in mind, this guy is also known for always wearing 2 different colored shoes.
We made the 9+ hour drive to Brookings, got our stuff at packet pick up, and ate dinner at sports bar and grille called Cubby's
, that JoeWee had found on the magic internet.
We arrived at our hotel, and as we got out of the RUSA Mobile, someone noticed our car magnets and asked: "Do you work for that company?" We smiled and answered "We are that company."
He was also there for the Brookings Marathon, and we chatted with him for quite a bit in the hotel lobby. He is Bob Schluben
and is running 52 marathons in 2013 to raise money for 2 charities: Sunflower House
He used our website to help him build his schedule of marathons.
Marathon morning was sunny, chilly and windy, and windy, and windy. Did I mention we had a lot of wind? Joey and I tried not to freeze to death before the start.
The course took us through all parts of Brookings: nice neighborhoods, medium neighborhoods, getting-back-on-your-feet neighborhoods, parks, commercial areas, industrial areas, college campus, roads, bike paths, sidewalks... a little of everything.
We joked that the course looked like it was laid out on an Etch-a-Sketch. So, here's a little comparison... the official course map, and JoeWee's rendering of it, from memory.
After we finished, we enjoyed a burger in the park, and then headed out of town. We stopped briefly in Sioux Falls, to take a quick peak at The Falls.
For those keeping score: Sub 4 Marathon state number 30.