Tuesday, October 19, 2010


The marathon was such an incredible experience! It was one of my biggest accomplishments! It wasn't as bad as I expected in some ways, but it was harder than I expected in others. It was so great to be part of something so big. And something that so many people are participating in for nothing more than self-accomplishment.

Driving into the city!

My first cab ride!

The runners expo

I think this was Chinatown around mile 22.
Can't believe we're still smiling!

I'm so glad to have been able to run every step with my amazing husband! We finished in 5:06:00
- a whole hour faster than we anticipated, but we felt really good and ran more than we planned. We realized that we weren't in as bad of shape as we thought we were and of course the adrenaline helped a lot too. We were also accompanied by 3 of Wes' cousins in the race and cheered on by several more relatives which added to the excitement.

We're really glad we chose Chicago for our first and last marathon because it is such a great race. With around 45,000 runners and 1,000,000 spectators (or so I read somewhere) it was a huge event and they took great care of us with lots of goodies and live entertainment the whole way.

At first, Wes said he never wanted to run again, but now he says the most he'll do is a 5K. I'm going to stick with 1/2 marathons and less.


  1. I am so proud of you two for doing this!

  2. wow linds thats awesome! this is something I plan on doing someday too! Reading this makes me want to do it sooner then later :)

  3. that is so awesome what a great accomplishment. Someday I will accomplish that but maybe I will start out with a 1/2 first. That is so cool that you stayed together the whole race. What an awesome thing to do.

  4. Oh my gosh I just looked up the picture on Facebook cause you told me! That is so funny and you guys look awesome. We are lame and didn't really dress up this year. Um also way to run a marathon! That is so cool. Were you super sore for the next few days or did you feel like your body responded pretty well to it? Also, how are you liking Kentucky?

  5. Man nice job. The farthest I have come to running that far is just thinking about it in my mind. Way to go thats awesome!