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.
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.
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. ;)