Last weekend weeks of training culminated in an uphill battle, mentally speaking. Husband Jared and I pinned our numbers on, drank our tea and headed to the track. The race track; Actually streets that wound around downtown Minneapolis creating a 13.1 mile loop. We ran for two hours straight, really I ran for that long, Husband Jared was much speedier. I did shave about 20 minutes off my previous race time though. I am so very proud of Husband Jared. His dedication and commitment and were inspiring. Even when I was chasing his shoes during training. The entire race morning was exhilarating and exhausting and challenging in ways that I am still processing. When people would talk about the runner's high I used to shrug my shoulders and pay no mind, now I not only understand the concept I have experienced it for myself. We are already looking for our next race. Sweet friends of ours waited for us at the finish line with our Things. As I rounded the corner and the end was in sight, even above my music, I heard loud and clear the cheers of Thing 2. I was overwhelmed. In a great way.
If you look closely, you can see Husband Jared
in his green shirt about to cross
And here I am, bright yellow shirt, almost there
Our family, cheering squad and runners
Photographs of the finish line and the fam are courtesy of the Brown family. Such a gift to have supporters waiting for us after the race. Thanks Browns!