This weekend we enjoyed one of our annual family traditions: the Marathon. Every year–with the exception of last year–some of us run in the races. This year, all of us ran in the races. None of us are marathoners, but some of us are half marathoners. The location for this race venue is really beautiful, especially with the fall colors.
B always runs the half marathon, and this year I had trained for it, too. (I ran my first half marathon in the spring.) However, 10 days of head cold/stomach flu combo leading up to the half marathon made me chicken out. I switched my entry over to the 5K, along with J and our friend Banks. E,S, and E’s friend K entered the Kids’ Marathon (1 mile). We start helping the kids train once school starts. This was J’s first 5K, but he’d been doing really well in training. He was excited.
Having the stomach flu before the race didn’t stop B! (I tell you, the man is pioneer stock. Total Spartan. I honestly think I married the Bionic Man.) He was determined to follow through and run the half Marathon. He didn’t get his best time, but he still got a better time than I would have! Here he his after he finished.