|Our "Flat Stanleys"|
Saturday was a whirlwind of hurry up and wait. In the morning, we rushed to get ready, and then the shuttle wasn't quite ready to go at the time they said, so we had to wait. Then we were dropped off somewhere in downtown Savannah and we didn't know where we were, so we had to hurry up and find the starting line. Then we found it and had to wait-- wait in line for porta-potties, wait in line for gear check, and last but not least, wait in our corrals. After freezing for an hour an a half, the race was beginning. At this point, Mr. Marathon and I had parted ways so he could make his way to Corral 2 and I had to stay in Corral 17. Then the race began and we were off (only I was 23 minutes behind him due to our corrals).
The race started in downtown Savannah, and took us through neighborhoods and historic areas, as well as through a college campus, through a park, and on a highway! The scenery had great variety, and of course, since it was a Rock and Roll, there was plenty of music and support along the way. Mr. Marathon had quite the surprise for this race. His honest goal was to finish at/around 3:15. Well, he took that goal and smashed it to the ground. All the way. Not only did he meet his goal to finish under 3:15, but he met his BOSTON QUALIFYING TIME of 3:05. Not only did he meet his qualifying time, but he beat it! His time was 3:02:13! Not only was this a BQ, but it landed him at 2nd place in his age group! This has been a goal of his since even before we began this blogging journey, and now, the goal has been met. Mr. Marathon will become Mr. Boston Marathon really soon!!!
I don't want to steal his thunder, so I'll be doing a separate post on my take on the marathon, coming soon. Overall, though, we had a fun-filled, eventful weekend! So until my next post-marathon post about my personal thoughts, feelings, and emotions, I leave you with a photographic journey through our marathon weekend shenanigans.
|Leaving Virginia, entering North Carolina|
|Welcome to South Carolina!|
|We're Glad Georgia's on Your Mind! (GA state line)|
|Beautiful bridge on the way to the expo|
|Ready to rock n roll!|
|Aren't we adorbs?|
|The bridge with the sunset.... so pretty!|
|My devoured spaghetti... I forgot to take a before shot. |
Ok so really I was just super hungry and couldn't wait any longer.
|Me, circa mile 23|
|Mile 26, obvs|
|Finish line high five!|
|Staying warm after the run|
|Beautiful historic fountain|
|Hobbling around Savannah looking for a taxi|
|Cracker Barrel post-race dinner|
|Breakfast Sunday morning|
|Breakfast Sunday morning|
|View of the bridge along the river|
|Paula Deen's restaurant, the Lady and Sons for Sunday lunch|
|Our last picture of Savannah before heading back to VA|