We had a little time before the races began, and so how better to spend it than with a Melange, Apfelstrudel and “Oma’s Milchrahmkuchen” (that also came with warm vanilla sauce!) at the hotel?
As we were the first parents the AIS Coach spotted after the team bus arrived, we were invited to volunteer as route monitors. I live by the words of Buzz Lightyear, “Procedure is what separates us from the wicked forces of chaos.” and so I was not about to lose a runner in the WienerWald!
The monitor vests, though, did not come in XL for Tony. Good thing I had the flag.
In between races we gazed at the scenery, and wished we had started a small fire to warm our cold noses and toeses.
Next up were the HS runners. Thankfully the sun had come out and our noses and toeses began to thaw. Run, Jack, run!