|Mr. Marathon, his running buddy Lucas, |
and new friend from DC that came in 6th place
right after Mr. Marathon
Yesterday, Mr. Marathon and I participated in the Martinsville Half Marathon. This year was his 4th year running the half and it was my 2nd year. Last year, we fell in love with this race (read about it here). This year was a teeny bit different. The weather was much better (cloudy and about 50 degrees), but the race was just missing something. As we started towards the starting line, the whole thing just felt kind of off. There were limited portapotties and they had some technical issues that threw the race off about 20 minutes or so. The race seemed to be missing some of the joie de vivre (that's a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life) that it had last year. And we noticed that from the get-go.
|Mr. Marathon and his awesome stride to the finish!|
|Mrs. Marathon crossing the finish line,|
slowly but surely
|Beautiful medals this year!|
Mr. Marathon is really looking forward to the Blue Ridge experience; however, we don't know if Raleigh is going to knock the Blue Ridge out of the water. Stay tuned to find out!