This post is so belated, but I couldn't skip over it because I am just so proud of what my husband has accomplished. Before we can get to the marathon part of the post, I need to give you some history. This was my husband last July.
We chose the Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge and he began training for the January race. I was amazed week after week as he added mileage. My sidekick and I spent hours following him around to support and encourage him. (I posted about it here before I fell off the blogging wagon again.) I think this is my all-time favorite training picture.
Des 2.0 - The Reboot and Christina who is currently on a blogging break. I will post more about the trip in another post. Right now I want to focus on the marathon part. I am a bit embarrassed that I am rushing to blog about a race from four months ago, but I wanted to share his first marathon before the second one - in 5 days!!!
Louisiana Marathon Recap:
Checking in the day before the big race.
Me and my awesome spectating partner, Desiree. It was fantastic to have a local to zip us around the course so we could cheer him on several times during the race. Not to mention she is just plain fun to hang out with :)
who passed away of liver cancer two years ago. He raised about $800 for the foundation his parents set up to help local families dealing with childhood cancer and to fund research.
He has come so far in the past year. This wife could not be more proud. And there is even more to this story, but I will save it for another post :)
If you have followed my blog for awhile you most certainly know of my fabulous group of ladies (in fact if you are are reading this you are probably one of them). We "met" almost three years ago through blogging, formed a Facebook group and have become close friends. We have cheered and supported each other through so much more than our weight loss goals - we have celebrated weddings, babies, job promotions and various personal accomplishments. We have also supported each other through deaths, health setbacks, relationship issues, work challenges, Speaking for myself, this group has given me so much strength after our miscarriage and through the entire foster care experience. I am truly grateful for them. Although, we are scattered across the country, many of us have had the opportunity to meet up with others from the group, but this weekend will be the first time we have had a group get together. Our Meg from Running Just as Fast as She Can will be running the Flying Pig Marathon and several of us are traveling to Cincinnati to cheer her on.
In addition, to meeting up with these awesome ladies, my husband will be running the Flying Pig Marathon (I will be walking the 5K the day before). He is hoping to run the race he really wanted to run in Baton Rouge. He has been training differently this time and no flu in sight. I am excited for him to have a great race.