Friday, June 10, 2011


Last Sunday I got to do one of the items on my bucket a marathon!  26.2 miles....I had so much fun!  It was an absolutely gorgeous day and I had the best fans in the world!  Paul ran around and cheered me on from quite a few different points, and both sets of parents were there too, complete with hot pink and hot green poster signs for my sister-in-law Sarah and me.  I was a little nervous because I gashed my foot on a lawn tool 3 days prior to the marathon, but prayer worked and I didn't feel it at all as I was running--yay!

Here is a link to my final finishing stats, and then below are some pictures and video from the day.

We put timing chips on our shoes that timed from when we crossed the start line to when we crossed the finish line.

Sarah and I chatting before the race.

The start line

Paul's artistic shot of my shoes :)
 There were over 4000 people running---some did the half marathon and some did the full, but we all started together.  This video shows a small portion as we all started the race.
A few snippets of me running...

On this snippet you see people running both ways...we had to do a few mini out and backs along the course because of some flooding on the original course.  That meant that we could see our fans a few times, which was fun!
Drinking and running....lets just say only part of the water got in my mouth!  But with an 80 degree day, it was important to stay hydrated.    

A very tired me....the finish line was now in sight!

My finish running!     

Here is a link to my finishing video from the marathon site.

I made it! 

Summer cheering me on!

My cheering section :)

My biggest fan!

Not sure if she was more excited about her mommy's race.,...or the string cheese she found in mommy's bag!


Sweaty mommy :)

On of the signs that cheered us on!


Jill said...

SO proud of you, Kel!! You and Sarah made a great running pair! It was so great to be at the finish line when you accomplished your goal!

The Baum Family said...

Yay, Kel! :) I love the fourth from the bottom photo of Summer... Her grin is precious!

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