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. . .