Sunday, October 26, 2008

Marine Corps Marathon

I ran the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 26, 2008.  I am just getting around to posting about it now because this is the first time I could walk all of the way to the computer since the run.  Really, though, it was a great marathon.  At the start line, I was surrounded by marines, and they started singing some sort of marine song about going off to war.  Very motivating stuff as you're getting ready for your first marathon.  I met my goal of finishing in less than four hours, and was able to raise some money for an injured marine charity along the way.  While I didn't win the race, I certainly had the cutest support/cheering crew of the 30,000 runners by far.  Many of our friends from the neighborhood came out to cheer (and/or jeer) me along.

Gram with Jacqueline after the race

Jonah and Jackie waiting for daddy

Snug as a bug in a rug

Buon Giorno, Principessa! (my favorite picture from the race)

Daddy giving some tips to a future 2:30 marathoner. . .

1 comment:

Reuben said...

Geez... I had totally forgot about the Marathon... I gotta stay in touch more. Fantastic finish under 4 hours.