Thursday, July 26, 2012

Make It By Midnight

Several months ago, Paul signed up to run a half marathon here in Lake Wildwood. I thought he was crazy! But he enjoys a good challenge so he decided to do it. The date snuck up on him however, and he really wasn't able to do any specific marathon "training", but did continue with his usual fitness routine. Apparaently, it was enough.

 At the last minute, Anna decided to join him.  She was not "officially" part of the race, but that didn't deter her.  She ran every step with her dad.
 The race course ran right by our house, so I was able to snap some pictures when they came by.  They also came in and got drinks and zija.
 They wore these glow in the dark necklaces when it got dark.  The whole idea of this race was to make it by midnight.  Each runner decided when to start so that they would achieve this goal.  Paul and Anna started around 7:30 and finished around 11:20.
 Woo-Hoo!  They were so happy to cross the finish line.  They did it in about 4 hours.  Pretty impressive considering it was the first time either has run in a race and that neither one trained for it. (We never did understand what the time clock in the above picture meant.  It wasn't their time nor was it the actual time.)
 So happy to be finished.

Way to go Paul and Anna.  They were so hyper at the end I think they could have run the whole marathon, especially Anna!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thats awesome Anna!!! I miss u! we should totally get together soon. Guys and Girls Group is this thurs, and I hope u can make it!-Oriana