Monday, April 09, 2007

Half Marathon Results (St. Patrick's Day)

OK, so I am a bit behind in my blogging ... like a month ... but I am finally updating you on my half marathon.

It turned out to be quite an interesting weekend ... Dave ended up having a business trip to Ireland the week of the run and no matter how hard he tried, he could not find a flight that would get him back in time to drive down from Boston with Bethany and the kids. Nor could he find a flight to MD to meet Beth and see us run.

Then, the entire week the weather was in the 70's. What beautiful weather for a run. But that Friday we had a full on blizzard of 6+ inches that went all the way up the East coast. Regardless, Bethany still decided to take the trip down. In full preparation, she left Boston at 12:30PM. She had the bags packed, picked up Ben straight from school and headed out, prepared for the trip to take a little longer.

At 3:00AM, Bethany rolled into our driveway (we had to leave at 8:00AM for our run).

With the bad weather, we continued to check on the status of run through out the night. They continued to ensure us the run was still on. So at 8:00AM, we picked up our friend Jim and headed on our 1 hour drive to Pennsylvania for our 13.1 mile run. It was very cold, a bit icy, but we were perpared. We pulled in to the parking lot, it was full of dedicated runners. As we parked, the person next to us announced that the run had just been cancelled due to an accident while setting up the course. No one was hurt, but they were concerned about any danger to the runners. ARGH! So we picked up our shirts and packets and headed back home.
But with all the preparation and determination to do this run, we decided to run it at home. It was in the 30's, windy and icy ... yes, we are insane! We put on our numbers and began our run. I was not very nice though, I made us run some very difficult hills (not such a good idea for myself). As a result, Jim and Bethany completed a 13.1 mile run. My body gave out at 12.5 miles. All in all, not too shabby!

Great job Jim and Beth!!!


Blogger The Morey Family from Rochester said...

I was so glad to do that run with you! Thanks for inspiring me to try such a distance. Now that I have pictures, I can update my blog! :-) Same time next year?

7:24 AM  
Blogger Aaron & Debbie said...

good job becky and beth, i am so proud of you guys. i do not think i could ever do that.

11:28 PM  

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