Monday, May 20, 2013

Dow Weekend of Races

We registered Vyn to his first ever 1 Mile race on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and he did very good.  The hubby ran with him and Vyn stayed with the dad the whole time.  We saw a few classmates and previous soccer team mates also in the race.  A very good turn out.  Even Lyn enjoyed the inflatables available, face painting and we saw some preschool friends and teacher as well.  Vyn finished the day celebrating a 10 year old birthday party of a friend.

Sunday, May 19, 2013, the hubby ran his first marathon for the year "The Great Lakes Bay Marathon.  This is his 3rd marathon, the first being the Space Coast Marathon in November of 2011, the second Qualifier in May 2012.

He did very good.  Just being able to run and finish a full 26.2 Mile marathon is already a big accomplishment.  But he was not able to finish with the goal he planned for this marathon.  The weather started out just perfect and although it did became warmer it did not bother him.  The fact that the route ran through our house was a big bonus as well.  He was able  to get supplies, get under the shade and away from the sun for a few seconds and take a little breather with us for a little bit.  He was right on with his goal when he reached our house but slowed down after.  He thought maybe his body is not ready for a faster pace than his usual.   He said he is not running another marathon as usual, but is already registered for another one this year.  We shall see. 

The hubby weights 6 pounds less than before the race.

We saw the ambulance came to the station near our house but the hubby did not witness any cryings or groanings in this race.  This reminds me of a recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon this year.

The kids made signs for the yard, the grandma came to cheer our runner and a neighbor friend joined us waiting for our runner.  It was a busy and enjoyable morning.  Lyn was late for a friends 5 year old party but had a great time celebrating with her friends.

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