Brrrrrr........marathon morning got off to a chilly start here in Chi town. It was only 38 when Blair left the house. I think the high only got to around 47!! Yikes! Luckily, though, he prefers cold weather to warm, and he was really happy about the race conditions. I saw him at mile 8 where I waited with friends, again at mile 16 where I ran with him for about 3 minutes to fish the advil out of my bag, and gave him a huge hug at the end of the race. I waited at mile 20 for him for about a 1/2 hour, but totally missed him. I was bummed because I knew that was going to be the hardest stretch of the race. However, he did great anyway! He knew he could finish in 4:40, but his ultimate goal was 4:30. He ended up at 4:29:45. 15 seconds ahead of his goal time. He did say that he really picked it up for about the last two miles because he knew he was within reach of his goal. Can you imagine trying to run faster 24 miles in? Uggg. But he totally did it! He said yesterday was one of his top 5 days ever- isn't that awesome??? I did clarify to make sure our wedding day was on that list (it is!).
After we got home (2ish) he showered, and we made our way over to a local pub for burgers and beers with friends. It was nice to celebrate with other people! He was sore last night, but he's in much worse condition this a.m. I'm glad he has the massage apt for this evening. I hope it will really help him get fully stretched and relaxed. The advil he popped all day yesterday (and I'm sure today) should help his sore knees! Any post-race advice is welcome!!
I am SO proud of B. Truly, all his hard work, dedication, and desires were thrown out there for the world to see yesterday, and he nailed it! It's just awesome to see someone you love do well at something they have worked so hard for. Is this what all the mom's out there feel like when their little ones accomplish new skills or their older ones hit the winning home run? Seriously, it's the best!! I'll try to post pics when I can!
I hope you all had equally exciting weekends and that you can find something that happened that makes you so thankful to be alive! It's going to be a crazy week here but I won two giveaways that I'm going to give a shout out for and I have some fun news to announce as well!