Monday, December 6, 2010

Memphis Marathon

In March, when it was obvious my pregnancy was going downhill and I would spend most of the rest of the it on bedrest I told Zeb that I wanted to do a half-marathon when it was over.  When Sam was less than 2 weeks old Zeb called and wanted to know if I wanted to do the Memphis one on Dec. 4th! Ha! That was sooner than I expected, but I said sure!  We roped some more newbies in with us--Sara ran the full marathon with Zeb and Molly and I walked the half!  It was so much fun!  The weather was perfect----cloudy, 40's, and  a little windy!  Zeb and I are trying to decide what our next one will be!
Wiley came too and we wouldn't know what we would have done without him!  He took our long sleeve shirts when we were getting hot about mile 4 and kept us entertained as he would pop up every now and then along the race!

Here is Sara finishing!

Sadly, I didn't get a picture of Zeb finishing!  They were planning on running together the whole time, but Sara's hip was hurting very badly and she told Zeb to run ahead!  Next time I am buying Zeb a neon orange shirt to race in so I can keep up with him!

Since I missed Zeb, I sat only feet away from the finish line for over an hour.  I watched MANY people fall and a few funny things too!  Here is a bank robber and cop coming across the finish line!  They had the whole place laughing!

Here we are--done--with our medals--and very tired looking!


Bluebird Hill said...

That is so awesome! Put these pics in Sam's baby book so he will know how much he was strolled in training:) I'm sure he can run with Zeb one day in an IornMan! You go girl!

The Purser Family said...

You look GREAT!!!! Doing this is my goal next year! Post prego!

Anonymous said...

"Good job" by all. Something you can talk about for a long time!

Anonymous said...

You should be very proud. That is a real accomplishment. I am proud of all of you. Honey

laura said...

Yay for y'all!! What an accomplishment!

odomfamilyfun said...

Great!!! I am so proud of you all :) Yall did such a great job training for this, too~so glad yall had a good time!

Jen said...

yay! congrats on such a huge accomplishment! so proud of you all! i'm cheering on nashville as the next race. PLEASE!