Good morning beautiful people!
BOY what a weekend I had – I know it’s been awhile since I have blogged, but needless to say we’ve had a very busy weekend and I am so excited to share everything with you!
Let me start off by saying YES WE FINISHED OUR MARATHONS!! Patrick and I ran our marathon together! [His first, my third].
Saturday morning, we went for a quick 2 mile run, per our training plan, in such gorgeous weather! It was a fun little taste of what we’d be experiencing Sunday morning for the full-fledged race. We finished a few errands, packed our things, visited my Mom for good luck, and then met our friend Sarah for the drive up to Green Bay for the night!
We grabbed dinner at Titletown Brewing Company and had a delectable dinner! We had a fairly long wait for a table, so we went over running strategy, past experiences, things we’ve heard about how to run most efficiently, etc. It was such a fun dinner! 🙂 Delicious food too, might I add.
We all went to bed early the night before, even though I had crazy marathon jitters and didn’t get the time or quality of sleep I would’ve preferred 😉 But right when my alarm went off Sunday morning, I sprang out of bed and was SUPER excited to get ready to jump on the shuttle to the race start. We had our granola bars for breakfast (we don’t usually eat a TON before races). After checking Patrick’s bag at gear check, we were corralled into our areas and all of a sudden the race was on!!
The race start came, we ran our hearts out in scorching heat, taking Gu’s and waters and Gatorade when we needed them, and in what seems like the blink of an eye, it was done. We were hugging my family who came to meet us at the finish line, we found Sarah who ran the half marathon, and we were relaxing in the shade and feeling extreme relief that we were DONE! 🙂
All the build-up runs, all the clean eating and copious amounts of sleep… and we did it! We both PR’ed and we both are extremely grateful for the amount of support we got from our friends and family throughout these five months of training 🙂
AND we found out that the medals we got last year for doing the Green Bay Half Marathon match up with the medals from this year AND next year! So we are guaranteeing running either the half or the full for next year’s races so they will all fit together in a peace sign shape! 🙂 HOW COOL!
Yes, I got really hot and shimmied my tank top down around my waist since the sun was just BEAMING down on us. It looks like a skirt in the photo below… but OBVIOUSLY when you’re running and about to finish a marathon, you don’t currrrr what you look like!
Lookin’ good cruising through Lambeau Field for the last quarter mile of the race!
Feeling strong and tough finishing his first full marathon ever! [With ice wrapped around his body]
My dad even jumped in and ran the last 10K with me and the last 3 with Patrick! Yes, I have the coolest dad ever 🙂 He’s run TWENTY ONE full marathons, so needless to say, he’s the best coach I could ask for!
All in all, we are so happy to be done! We may do another next year but that is TBD 🙂 Now, pardon us while we limp around for a week and have trouble going up and down stairs for awhile 🙂