|Mrs. Marathon at GOTR|
This weekend was a very busy one for me and Mr. Marathon. We kicked it off on Saturday with the Girls on the Run Spring 2014 5K and 8K. I had to be there at 6:30 in the morning to set up and start doing Happy Hair for the girls, and of course, I had to drag Mr. Marathon along that early as well. He didn't get out of it that easily! He decided not to run on Saturday to conserve his energy for Sunday (Rock 'n' Roll day!) so he was just a cheering spectator. I was a running buddy for one of my girls, so I ran with her, and boy, she kept me on my toes! We ran the entire 5K besides a brief moment to walk and sip water. I was so proud of her and all the girls on my team! It was a great atmosphere and a very special event. I am so thankful that I have been a part of something so positive and encouraging for these girls, especially because running is something I have become so passionate about. I just want to share that with everybody!
|My dad placed first in his age group!|
And he let me give him happy hair!
|Half and full marathons were totally sold out!|
So then immediately after the run, celebration, and
|Mr. Marathon and BRF at the expo!|
|The starting line at approximately 6:40|
|Splits, placing, and time|
This is when the rockin' and the rollin' really began. Mr. Marathon and his BRF stuck together for the first 8 miles or so, and then his BRF was feeling so good that he continued on a faster pace, but Mr. Marathon maintained a slower, steadier pace. While keeping his steady pace, he enjoyed the atmosphere of this race. Because it was part of the Rock 'n' Roll race series, there were bands at about every mile, so there was plenty of music to enjoy along the way, along with the awesome response from spectators. There were lots of people around every turn cheering on all the runners. That is something that he really enjoys. Also, the water stops were strategically placed along the course in the perfect spots, and there were plenty of volunteers manning the stops and the course, which was very nice as well.
|Finishing strong.... with chafed nips|
(hence no shirt)
|Finisher medal (left) and Team V medal (right)|
All in all, we had a fantastic, running-filled weekend. What we have coming up is the Blue Ridge Marathon (Mr. Marathon) in 13 days! Mrs. Marathon will be looking forward to the Running the Vines 10K in May.
Also, we want to congratulate Mr. Marathon's BRF for completing his very first full marathon! It was so awesome because he PR'd! ;)
|Mr. Marathon and BRF rocking out at the expo|