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Race Day

Today was race day for Hubby.  I know I wanted to run the 10k this year, but since it was sold out when I went to get my ticket, I decided to go and photograph an amazing team instead.

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.

Categories: Exercise, Misc.
4 comments… add one
  • Twinmomplusone May 30, 2010, 4:06 pm

    Very proud of your hubby as well! A definite accomplishment.

    I’m quite proud of my family’s accomplishemnt yesterday too!
    AND I saw the team you photographed getting ready to start, made me smile :)

  • Pam May 30, 2010, 5:53 pm

    Fantastic! Well done to your hubby and all those who participated in the weekend. May all their personal goals have been realized.

  • Allison May 30, 2010, 7:22 pm

    Very cool. Angus made me sign him up for the kids’ marathon, but then we had a baseball tournament this week-end, and baseball trumps all. One of my book club friends ran the 10k. We took second in the tournament. :)

  • Kami May 30, 2010, 8:29 pm

    Good time! Congrats to your hubby! If he wasn’t dying on the couch, he’d be super human after that :)

    Too bad the 10k was sold out! Next time:)

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