By Sierra L. | May 24, 2012
Hey ya’ll! So the other weekend my dance partner asked me if I would be willing to help with a marathon. Now ya’ll know I run some because I’m in ROTC, but long distances just aren’t my thing, and that’s what I told him. He laughed. And laughed again. And finally managed to tell me that wouldn’t be an issue. Why? Because it was a teeter totter marathon! My dance partner, Harrison, is a part of Nourish International, and was put in charge of organizing the annual OSU teeter totter marathon that raises money for medical supplies for kids and their moms in Uganda. It lasted all weekend, although I only helped out on Saturday. The idea is to have a couple people on the teeter totter at all times. After four hours our legs got sore, so we started getting creative on how we rode it. People would donate to ride the teeter totter, or the not-so-young-at-heart would simply donate and watch us ride. As the day progressed, we met some very interesting people. These brothers and sisters tried to knock each other off. They didn’t succeed thanks to our watchful eyes, but it reminded me of my own childhood… not that I’ve ever done that, Mom… hehehe A father and daughter team had a blast together. The girl returned three more times to ride with me while her family was shopping around. She was adorable! Ciara was 22 and had never ridden a teeter totter before. Can you believe it?? She had no childhood! We soon remedied that. But most interesting of all was the cow. I’d never seen a cow teeter totter before. It was incredible! Especially when it fell off and landed on its back and couldn’t get up. It looked for all the world like a beetle with its legs going helplessly. I couldn’t help but laugh. The bull tamer was pretty funny too, sombrero and all. The two rode the teeter totter several times that afternoon. The marathon was successful for two reasons. One, we raised over a thousand dollars that weekend for Uganda medical care. Two, we got some awesome pictures of people having a blast! So next year, around marathon season, if you happen to be walking down High Street, keep a look out for teeter totters and don’t miss out on the fun!
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