Friday, October 16, 2009


Rhys watching the boys' races.

Gavin about to cross the finish line.
Christian your doing great!
They did a huddle before each race.
The finish line is in sight.YES!!!

Over this past weekend I ran my first Marathon, the Chicago Marathon. My day started at 4 a.m. so that I could eat and make it to the train station before 5 a.m. The race started at 7:30 but since there were so many runners I didn't cross the start line until about 8. While lining up at the start I met another runner which I ended up running the whole race with except the last 3 miles when we lost each other. I am really glad that I had her to run it with otherwise it would have been hard since I didn't train all that well. She kept me going when I felt like stopping and walking. I know the next one I do I definitely am going to train much better for it. The weather was a little cold.I don't think it reached even 50 degrees. In a way it helped I never did feel overheated or real thirsty. I enjoyed being able to see the boys and Ross right before I crossed the finish line. It was a lot of fun to be able to run through all the different parts of Chicago.

The boys also had races this past week since they are in their schools running club. There were three different races that they could choose to do, a half mile, a fourth of a mile, and a full mile. They chose to do all three. The weather was cold and rainy which made it a little muddy.
I am so proud of them being able to finish all three of them. Gavin did the mile in about 9 min 55 sec and Christian finished it at 10 min 16 sec. They did so awesome!!


Angie said...

Sounds like fun times...and sore Way to go!

Salem said...

Wow! What an amazing family of runners!