First of all, we need to back up a week to last Sunday... a week before Mr. Marathon's busy weekend. After a Sunday morning training run with some friends, a bumble bee decided that it was in the mood for some Mexican. Kidding! But seriously. It stung Mr. Marathon, and he had never been stung by a BUMBLE BEE before. Wasps, yes. Yellow jackets, yes. Sweat bees, yes. But a bumble bee? Never! If anybody has told you that they don't sting, THEY ARE LYING. Because they do. And it did. It stung him right in the hand on his right index finger. It was totally painful when it happened, but the after effects were a little more serious. His hand swelled up to like twice its natural size and it was itchy and hot for a couple of days. After copious amounts of Benadryl and cortisone cream, his hand started to feel better (and look better).
|Lining up to start|
|Climbing the cargo net|
|Splish splash... but he was NOT taking a bath!|
|The scene of the crime:|
notice his soapy, slippery left hand!
|Smiling coming to the finishing chute....|
|Axton Fire Department had their trucks there to hose off participants|
|Ramiro sliding down|
the slip and slide
On a more positive note, Mr. Marathon's brother, Ramiro decided to participate as well! This was his first 5K, let alone a 5K mud run. He had a great time participating, AND he won 3rd place in his age group! Wowie zowie! Speed must RUN in their genes... get it.... RUN? HAH.
Another positive note about Saturday was my dad ran this race as well. Even though he's run 5Ks and 10Ks and all that good stuff, he got to run a MUD RUN! Pretty awesome for an old man! Not to mention the fact that he placed first in his age group, AND he helped an older woman over an obstacle. A winner AND a gentleman!
|That's my dad in the gray shirt!|
Sunday was an eventful day for Mr. Marathon as well, but this post is long enough, so be on the lookout for Part II, coming soon!
|I just love this picture. It shows Mr. Marathon's|
good sportsmanship and great attitude. :)