After 16 days, it became the Bataan Death March of Fun. My peeps thought they had to show up every day for 12 days but instead? It became 16.
I ended up with Four Warriors, though, who made it through, who fought the heroic fight of attrition and showed up all 16 days.
Bill and Owen and Schleckah and Deb. My Core Quartet. My Fearsome Foursome.
Schleckah came every day even though he sometimes complained about it. One day, early on, when it was still easy for everyone to show up, Slips said, "Most people go to the bar to avoid their wives. Bill goes to the bar to see his wife. Give him a triangle."
And so I did.Deb -- she who blew the whistle to start The Race for us last summer -- brought me scones and daffodils the last day. After she already had a star.
Oh, there were others.