"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Man is a Stud Marathon Runner!

On Saturday, March 19th my amazing husband ran his first full marathon!! He did awesome and I was so very proud of him.

Here is the marathoner! The day started very early in the morning. It was the Grasslands Trail Run, so we had to drive way off the beaten path into the LBJ National Grasslands near Decatur, Texas.

And they are off! Run, baby run!

There were about 100 people running the marathon that day. After I saw Andrew off, I headed back to the hotel room to have a wonderful and relaxed morning where I was able to take a shower and get into the Word. Andrew texted me at the half mark and he was feeling great and making good time.

And here he is about to cross the finish line! He did it! Way to go babe!

LOVE this pic! Love you too, babe!

As it turns out, he had a little hiccup at mile 17 where the race officials made him sit for about 15 minutes to get some color back into his face. He didn't realize it, but was pretty dehydrated. It got very warm AND he was running trails pretty much in sand the whole time. Many people couldn't believe that he chose this as his 1st marathon and kept telling us that this is one of the hardest courses in Texas. Who knew?? He did awesome and we loved being in the temporary community of runners and spouses. We also learned a lot (the hard way) about trail running. :)

He was wiped out when he finished, but he FINISHED! One of the many qualities I love about this man is that he finishes what he sets out to do. So proud of him! (And pretty sure he will be doing a road marathon in the near future. ;)

While we were out of town, Grandpa and Grandma Werley came to spend time with the kiddos.

They all had a blast together!

And they worked hard on a beautiful new flower garden in our back yard! Love it!

Thank you so much! We love you both dearly!


Suzanne Renee said...

Way to go Andrew!! So proud of you!!

Meg said...

way to go andrew!! oh my gosh a trail marathon is HARD!! if he did well on that he would probably smoke a regular marathon :)!! watch out--he may get addicted!! (a good addiction though :)) congrats!!