Monday, October 4, 2010

Marathon Results!

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Well, the hubby didn't stroke out. In fact, he did FANTASTIC in his first half marathon! Especially when you consider he was facing 30 mile/hour winds for the last 3 mile stretch. (brutal! I could barely walk let alone run in those conditions)

He paced himself with one of our friends and they both ended up finishing in 1:58: 43. So they definitely met their goal and finished in under two hours!!

PS. He was number 149 out 327 runners. So I thought that was great too!

They didn't know I was going to show up in the middle of their run to cheer them on and I managed to catch them before they went over the bridge and on their way back (which was about the 4 mile mark of their run). I brought a spoon and pot lid and was yelling and banging on it, which totally embarrassed the kidlet. But hey, she'll live. :)

I even brought my lid and spoon to the finish line too. One of the women doing the timing turned to me and said, "Wow, this is great! I love a cowbell at the end!" I held up my spoon and lid and she started cracking up.
She really thought I had a cowbell. LOL

It was a totally fun day (for me not the runners). Then we ended up hosting an after party at our house, which is the reason for the short post. The house is trashed.

But it was worth it. :)

Did you do anything exciting this weekend?

48 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

I never would have thought of bringing a pot and spoon.

Ironically, as I was garage saling this weekend, I did find two real life cowbells. They were a lot bigger and heavier than I expected.

Congrats to your hubby!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

What great results and I love the cheering!!!

I danced hard at a wedding with my children kicking off their shoes beside me!

~ Wendy

Terri Tiffany said...

Hurray for your husband and you are an awesome woman for cheering him on that way!!

Piedmont Writer said...

Congratulations to the Hubs. That's fantastic time! I'm glad everything went according to plan.

Carol Kilgore said...

Yea!!!
My weekend wasn't nearly exciting as yours. I'm off to find a pot lid and spoon. I have a use for that :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh my gosh, Maria! I was wondering where in the world I wold get an actual cowbell. LOL I should have had you pick one up for me! LOL

Linda Kage said...

Yay to the hubby! That's so wonderful that he reached his goal. I love the pot and spoon idea. I'm going to have to use it sometime!!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to your husband on a great race. Sounds like a fun weekend!
Blessings,
Karen

Linda G. said...

Congrats to your hubs! :)

The most exciting thing I did this weekend involved TV football, homemade soup, and Guinness.

Joanne said...

Congrats to your husband, that is quite an accomplishment. And kudos to you for supporting him, too! Sounds like your weekend was more fun than mine, removing wallpaper :/

Amie B said...

my hubby is a runner too. he has a full marathon coming up just before thanksgiving. he did a practice run on saturday and completed 20 miles in sub 3 (then he did housework and met with his dissertation committee).

Patti said...

I admire those who can run for long distances. I'm a short runner myself, as in short distances.

I spent the weekend watchng kids sports, always fun.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Yay for your hubby! That's awesome. And I love that you brought a pan lid and a spoon :)

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats to the hubby! We went to a half marathon this weekend to see a friend of ours finish! Better watching than doing for me!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Wow, I admire people who run...amazing, really.

My weekend was uneventful until last night when the oven caught fire...the actual metal coil inside, not just food. Yeah, now I get to clean fire extinguisher powder from my house and buy a new stove. Yippee!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS to your husband! Great accomplishment.

Rula Sinara said...

Congratulations to your hubby! I really admire those who can run marathons. Love the lid and spoon idea. Have fun cleaning ;)!

Lynn said...

Can I hire you to be at my finish line?? I don't run but always need some cheering! Sounds like you were a blessing to your husband and so many more.

Elle Strauss said...

Congrats to your hubby and his friend! That's awesome. And you can always use more cowbell!

Laura Pauling said...

That's awesome! I know lots of people who hit their 40s and use marathons as goals to get into shape! My inlaws were in town this weekend and we did the soccer thing all weekend.

Joanna St. James said...

wow good for him and his cheer squad. I have a friend that runs long distance too, we hate her cos she is so skinny and focused. I wish I had the energy and focus

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

What a fantastic way to encourage him! Hilarious!!! I can just imagine the crazy lady in the crowd with the pot lid and your hubby's face when he realized it was you!

Jaime Theler said...

Yea for your hubby! That's a great accomplishment!

Amy DeTrempe said...

My weekend was not nearly exciting as yours, though my son did attend his first Homecoming dance. Congrats to your husband.

Susan R. Mills said...

Good for your hubby! My kidlets would have killed me if I'd banged on a pot lid. I love it!

T. Anne said...

Everyone needs a great cheerleader, right? How exciting for your family! I really long to participate in a marathon of some sort. As of now all my marathons consist of words and late night hours. ;)

Lynda Young said...

Yay for you hubby! I think I'd have a lot more fun cheering than running too ;)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Love your lid and spoon, and I bet the runners did, too! I went to an ice skating show featuring Olympic winners. It was stunning. Good weekend, indeed.

Kimberly Franklin said...

Congrats! That sounds like fun. I did absolutely nothing last weekend and it was fantastic!

Connie Arnold said...

That's quite an accomplishment! Congratulations to hubby. I'm so impressed by people who can do that, and I'm sure it was encouraging to have you there to cheer him on.

Robyn Campbell said...

Big congrats to the hubby. Love your cheering. Maybe they'll invite you back to be the OFFICIAL cheerleader. :)

Liza said...

Congratulations! Love the pot and lid. That's what we use to celebrate New Years.

Julie Musil said...

Oh my gosh, I love the pot and spoon! That's hilarious. I'm still laughing out loud. That reminds me of New Year's Eve around here. My boys go outside in our isolated neighborhood and freeze their booties off while banging on pots and pans.

I'm VERY impressed that your hubby ran in that race. I don't know how people do it! (well, I know how they do it, I guess I'm amazed that they do it!)

Tamika: said...

Love the pot and spoon, I'll remember that for my daughters cross country gig:)

Anne MacFarlane said...

Nothing more enjoyable than watching someone else run a race - especially with a pot and spoon to cheer them on.

Kristi said...

How cool! Congrats to the hubby! Your pot and spoon have just inspired me for my sister's upcoming marathon...it's her first ever, what better way to celebrate???

As for me...a big weekend of nothing. And it was glorious! ;-)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I painted my kitchen - finally! LOL. :-)

Elaine AM Smith said...

Congratulations to your husband. A great achievement.
Sorry to hear the little-one is poorly. Keeping my fingers crossed that both of you are well this time tomorrow ;)

Jill Kemerer said...

Get out the cowbell! (Or the pot and spoon--whatever works!)

Our church had an Oktoberfest celebration that I really enjoyed. Tons of great German food and cute games for the kids. Fun!

Jen Daiker said...

Wow what fun!!! What a great supporter you are as well! I'm sure it helped them through the last half of the finish line!

I was a cross country runner in middle school and high school and the last half love was always the best!!

Talli Roland said...

Wow! That's amazing! Big congrats to your hubby - I'm SO impressed! My max distance was 400m and even then I struggled (I was a sprinter through and through!).

Jackee said...

Congrats to the hubby! What a great thing to do.

We had a nice relaxing weekend at home. The first one in a long, time!

Have a wonderful day!

Carolyn V. said...

Aw! I love the lid and spoon idea! Congrats to your hubby! That is so cool! =D

Jeanette Levellie said...

Wow! and congrats to one brave guy. That is commendable. I love you for thinking of a novel way to embarrass your kidlet--isn't that part of our job description?

We attended a lovely concert over the weekend: Beauty and Melody, a group of Chinese musicians touring the U.S. I loved it!

A Pen In Neverland: Angela Peña Dahle said...

A spoon and a lid for the finish line. Awesome!

Shelley Munro said...

Wow, congratulations to your husband. Wind is brutal when it comes to running and cycling. It's very windy where we live and sometimes it's hard to even walk.

I love the spoon and lid. That's a great idea. :)

Patti Lacy said...

SO FUN to see your photos and compare to the ones I JUST POSTED!!!

I so miss my regular visits here!

P

Jan Michael said...

I'm impressed!... I not a good runner until I got a fat in my body hahaha...
I go public everyday to only lessen my bodyfat, and maybe I can run again, join a marathon. thank you for this review.