When I was on bedrest two and a half years ago and eighty plus pounds more than I should be, I told Zeb if I ever got up (it seemed like it would last forever) that I wanted to walk a half marathon. He took me seriously because while Sam was still in NICU he called from work one day and said he had picked us out a race--just five months away. I did the St. Jude half and he ran the whole. Since then, I have done 6 halfs and he just finished his third full! Neither one of us have ever done the Blues Marathon and I must say that the organizers do an awesome job! It was so fun--and hard--oh, my! the hills!!
Finishing! My sister, Sara, has walked most of the halfs with me! She's a great walking partner. We were pleased with our time today! We get tickled at peoples comments because we aren't speed walkers--we just say we walk fast! There is a difference in technique. Runners get irritated when we pass them! It's funny to hear what they have to say when walkers pass! The Jackson hills did me in today. I am already sore!
I am so proud of Zeb! He wakes up really early to run so that it doesn't interfere with work or family time! He did a PR today. (That is shocking to me because of yes, again, the hills!) Wahoo! He was booking it--that is an 8:30 or so average per mile! Rob Oates ran with him today and that made it even more fun for him! I'm so proud of him!