Mercedes Marathon Weekend

The weekend started with Sam finishing his marathon. He trained 4 months prior to the kids marathon, running 25.2 miles. On Saturday, he got to run his last mile with all of the other kids who participated. He was so excited!His plan was to have his daddy run the last mile with him. When he found out he could get in the front of the line if he ran without a parent he decided he was up for the challenge. Ron said he felt a tear in his eye when Sam proclaimed he wanted to do it by himself.

And he's off...
They were greeted at the finish line by cows, an elephant, a dog, Captain America, and more. He was LOVING it!
Thanks to Pops, we got a nice family picture afterwards.
And the boys got to meet Spiderman when we went into the BJCC to warm up.
By eveningtime, cousin Jackson and parents had arrived to spend the night. They hung out with Ronzo after their baths for a little TV time.
Uncle Big Mac ran the half marathon the next day and did great! We have since found out that he has a stress fracture, so his running is on hold.
Ron ran the marathon in 2 hours, 52 minutes...it was quite a disappointment for him. He had trained and was prepared to run sub 2:40. Little did we know that the weather had different plans for him. Hypothermia began to set in during the last 5 miles and we spent a good 2 hours after the race trying to warm him up. The nice medics on duty ended up wheeling him off to the ambulance. I was scared. He was talking nonsense. But he was taken care of and got "released" to go home. At least he looked good crossing the finish line. ☺
And so, even after my brother-in-law is diagnosed with a stress fracture and my husband endurred hypothermia, I'm still training for my first marathon. We'll see how it all goes down in October.

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