Saturday morning Drew and Samuel took me to the starting point. It was warmer than I had hoped it would be...about 70 degrees. I was surprisingly not nervous and more ready to get running.
|Me at Stewart Beach with a great sunrise in the background|
I was just trying to get to mile 9 because I knew that Drew and the kids would be there. I was so happy to see them. Everyone had made posters Friday night and Emma and Jonah were holding them up and yelling for me. Samuel was crying as I passed so I stopped to give him a kiss. Jonah came running up and I gave him a kiss too! Elena was still sleeping so mom was in the hotel with her.
|Just past mile 9. Emma and Jonah were holding their signs!!|
|This was my view for 7-8 miles of the race...not too bad!|
I still don't think I fully realize what I accomplished. This is only the second time I have run this far. It will get better and get easier because there will be another time. There will be other chances!
|At least the medal was nice!|
After the race and a nice shower, we checked out and headed to the beach. The kids had a blast. Elena loved the sound of the waves and watching the waves. The boys thoroughly enjoyed running in the water. The loved it so much that they both were soaking wet. Emma and Mammy spent their beach time looking for shells.
|Testing out the water...it was a little chilly!|
|The sand is so fun!|
|The beginning of getting wet and having so much fun!|
|Samuel completely soaked.|
|Having the time of their lives!|
Of course, we had to have a family picture and it came out pretty well....