Joe took lots of pictures the day of the marathon :)
This was my support crew: Lucia, Aaron, and Stephanie – with Joe behind the camera. This is about 5:30am – now that’s what I call dedication :) Mom was up with me at 3:30am with Joe as well. Mom sewed in my pockets to my shorts so I could carry Steph’s Ipod. She opted not to have her pic taken at 5:30!
Me running away from our first meet at mile 4. Joe gave me my Naked Juice and I was on my way – with a bottle in each hand now! Try pushing Ipod buttons with your hands full! Not easy. The juice was good – yum
Running to my people at mile 17!!! I ran up and was not feeling great. I whimpered “I need a hug!… and my banana” – I needed some fuel! I had however gotten a big ol’ hug from Aunt Mary around mile 15. She was riding her bike. I so needed that hug.
Fast forward to the end! In between I met up with my Aunt Chris at mile 18 and got another big hug! Then at mile 21 I got more hugs and cheers from my mom and Aunt Jane! They had balloons (shown later) and another Naked Juice for me. Yum. The sun had come out and golly it was hot. Now the race was finished and i could see the finish line! I sprinted!
These are the balloons from Mom and Aunt Jane. “We love you” and…
I would not have had as good a run if I hadn’t had all the support. Thanks everybody :)