The big event of the weekend
The half marathon was wonderful. Shannon, Christine and Katie all did amazing and I was so incredibly proud of them. Jumping in briefly with Katie and Christine at mile 11 was so much fun, although it made me wish I could have run the whole race with them!
The costumes that some people wore during the half marathon were crazy. I think people had these outlandish ideas like, “it would be so awesome if I wore a full little mermaid outfit to run 13.1 miles!!” but then they didn’t really think about how this idea would pan out when they, you know, actually ran 13.1 miles. We saw so many people looking so uncomfortable by the end of the race, holding up their costume and sweating profusely. Some of my favorites (that we caught on camera):
I give them full points for creativity.
Although this marathon was so much fun, my one complaint is that it was super hard to be a spectator of this race! They didn’t allow people along the course so we were kind of stuck to the end of the race. Usually hubs and I are amazing race cheerers, hitting up as many spots as possible along the course. This time however, we were only able to walk up to mile 11 to catch the girls there before running down to catch them a the finish line. I wish we could have seen them more often, but it was so amazing to get to share this race with them even a little bit!
What a great weekend!