"I AM NOT a woman who can always resist chocolate, wears make up to the pool, and has spotless floors all the time. But I am strong. I am invincible. I AM MOM." ~B.O.B

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Marathon Man

(Taken at the park before the race. Hence, the smile.)
We just got back from a trip to Utah and Idaho. The main reason for the trip was that Carson ran the "Top of Utah" marathon on Saturday. It's up in Cache Valley, Utah. I can't express in words how proud I am of him.
I dropped him off at a park at 5am. From there he caught a bus up Blacksmith Canyon to the starting line. I wasn't able to see him until around the 14 mile mark. (that's when they came out of the canyon) I actually didn't see him until around the 16 mile mark. I had to walk down about 1 mile with both kids to try and find him. (and of course I forgot the stroller.) We cheered him on and jogged by him for a few yards. Then I had to stop since I'm pregnant and was carrying Cal on my shoulders. I told him we'd see him at the finish line.
Madi and Cal were pretty wiped out from walking in the sun all day and not getting enough nap time. I bought Madi a soda at the finish line to try and cheer her up a bit. This is the face she made when I told her to show me her soda.

Cal was also pretty wiped out. He only wanted to be held.

My sister came up from Wyoming and sat with the kids for me. Starting at the finish line, I walked the runners path to find Carson. When I caught up with him, he told me he didn't stop running for the first 20 miles. At mile 21 he stopped and asked the first aid for some Icy Hot for his leg. Once he got that on, he got up to keep going and feel over on their truck. They immediately told him he was dehydrated and made him drink a bunch of gatorade and water. At the next drink station he drank a ton of water and couldn't get himself running any more. He ended up walking the rest of the way in. His time was roughly 6hrs 58min. I'm very proud of him and look forward to the day we can run a marathon together.

1 comment:

bethy said...

Great Job, Carson! I'm glad that you all got to go and see the race. What fun!