Saturday, October 28, 2006

WE have finished the 'thon!

Yup, you read that right. We BOTH ran the marathon this morning. Yesterday Brent was clanking around in his head moving up from the half to the full and today he did it!! MY hubby is now a marathoner!!! I stuck with him (those last few miles were pretty brutal for him) because I know how tough that first marathon is, and there's not exactly crowd support in rural KY! It was super hilly, it was cold, the leaves were gorgeous, the wind was a BEAR (I am so chapped!!), the volunteers were awesome. Tons more to come about the race and (of course) lots of pics. Now it's time to shower up and drive home. And hopefully we won't get insanely lost this time. (We have free wi-fi in KY!)

Oh - our time. Not exactly sure! My watch says one thing, Brent forgot to stop his until after we got some food and the official lady wrote down our time after we had stopped and talked to her for several minutes!! HAAA! Averaging them all together I would say our time was between 4:40-4:45, which makes me ache for a flat course to see what I've got at MY pace.

Oh, and I will never, EVER eat a whole bag of mini Oreos at mile 24 again. EVER. Even if they taste like tiny bites of heaven.

26 Comments:

At 11:06 AM, Blogger brent d. said...

I couldn't have run that without Rae! (though once in my hurting, grumpy state i told her i wouldn't even be out there if it wasn't for her. =) )

She would run ahead of me as I trucked along and she'd turn around and be my little cheering crew! As they say in rural kentucky: she knew how to "git r dun".

I owe you big time!

 
At 11:07 AM, Anonymous EQUINOX said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger Running Jayhawk said...

Awesome!!!!!!! Congrats to the both of you!

I can't wait for the pictures. :)

You'll be on a flat course soon enough...next October...in Chicago, perhaps??

Okay...lets barter...if we do the CMM. You two run Chicago. How does that sound?

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Rae and Brent!

Congrats on the 'thon!! Brent - WAY TO GOOOOO!!! I can understand the wind and the pain....what a week of weather it has been.

I'm up here in DTW and it's miserable - 25MPH winds, rain like a river...let's hope it stops by Sun morning....or I'll be pulling off !!

Just a few more weeks for you both to show us the big stuff at the HHFM!!

Jill

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Neese said...

oh wow! congrats to both of you, brent that's so cool you stepped up to the full from the half last minute like that, way to pull it off! fantastic, you both deserve a special rest period together!

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Cliff said...

Congrats to both of you :)...u guys have any pics? :)

 
At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Audrey said...

WAHHOoo!!!!

 
At 4:10 PM, Anonymous david said...

Congrats to both of you!

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger mouse said...

WHAT IS ALL THIS CHATTER ABOUT CMM?! I got a little pamphlet thingy for it today at the expo. i'm supposed to run a trail M that day though! NO FAIR!

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger mouse said...

oh yeah... and congrats! but I already told you guys that. ;)

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Darrell said...

That sounds like a great time for a hilly course. Big time congrats to Brent for moving up to the marathon! Very exciting stuff.

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Oreos are yummmy! Congrads!!!

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger Nicole said...

Great job. And good plan about the oreos.

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Theoutofshapeguy said...

Congrats Kids!!!!

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger E-Speed said...

awesome job guys!!! Love that you ran the whole way together!

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger robtherunner said...

Congratulations to you both. That's awesome that you stuck by Brent. Can't wait to read the report.

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Hilda said...

How a lovely achivement doing it together, now you can share the real high!!!

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger David said...

How perfect for Brent to jump the marathon monkey on a training race for you. Congrats to both of you.

 
At 5:57 PM, Blogger PLANET3RRY said...

great job guys!

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Jack said...

You guys are awesome, congratulations. Just awesome!

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

Just read Brent's comment after I posted mine to Part 1. See, there's thar git word agin!

Congratulations to both of you!

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger Cassie (TIGGS) said...

you two are so cute!! great job to both of you and way to go Brent on your 1st marathon!!!!

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger Lana said...

Congrats to both of you!

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Oreos?! No clocks?! Sounds like my kind of 'thon.

 
At 10:01 PM, Blogger jeanne said...

congrats!!!!! so funny about the oreos! I mean...NOW it's funny. i bet it wasn't funny then!

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger Perry said...

Great job! Congrats on a great time. Running without crowd support is always tough. But as you probably found out it's better when you have a running partner.

Perry
Just Your Average Joggler

 

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