Everything worked out in Hubby’s favour this morning. After our scorcher of a week last week, he was getting worried. Hubby does not fare well in heat. So when the clouds rolled in and the temperature stayed cool he pushed on. We met him at the 30km mark with a bottle of water, a towel and lots of noise makers. We got there really early so that we wouldn’t miss him, since the weather was so good we weren’t sure how fast he would be going. Two days ago he thought he would be lucky to come in on the 5 hour mark. When we saw him he was about ten minutes ahead of the 4hour pace bunny. He finished up at 3:56:51. An amazing time. We are so proud of him even if he is dying slowly on the couch right now.
We met a few people in our cheering section. One lady running needed a cell phone because she didn’t think she could keep going. Between me and the people she called she carried on. I am not sure, but I am wondering if she is the lady who collapsed in front of Hubby with only a kilometre to go. I sure hope not, I hope she got to finish.
I also met a lovely Mom and Dad cheering their son on. This was his first marathon. They were a great cheering section. He was running a few minutes behind Hubby. “Brodie from Boston”, we hope you got in a good time. Your parents were very proud. And I hope they found parking and made it to the finish line.