Early, early this morning Jimmy and Julie walked to the starting line of the Renaissance Half Marathon and 5K Races. Jimmy ran the Half, which began at 6:00 AM, and Julie ran the 5K, which was supposed to start at 6:15. It was actually around 6:25 before it began. I got Clay, Leah, and Sam up and dressed, and we made it to the finish line area just as Julie approached. What super timing! I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the race had a late start time. It was so exciting to see Julie sail through the finish! (Olivia stayed behind in bed....she was not feeling well.)
After congratulating Julie and finding some shade for her to rest in, we found various things to do to pass the time while we waited for Jimmy. The children all played in a jump castle, climbed on various walls, and the most fun of all---attempted to climb a light pole!
No one made it quite to the top!
Jimmy texted me at mile 12, so we began looking for him. We met a really nice man that we visited with while waiting for Jimmy. This man has a plan to run 50 marathons in each of the 50 states. He has already run 15 marathons in 15 different states! How interesting!
The weather today was EXTREMELY hot and humid. The heat index was predicted to climb to 108 today. Therefore, all of the runners, Jimmy and Julie included, had much slower finish times than they anticipated. Such is the nature of the sport!
Jimmy and Julie after their finish!
Way to go family!
Julie with her 1st place award!
Julie and Me!
Our whole family ran the Running With the King 5K last Saturday. I plan to blog all about it, because it was a fabulous day, but I haven't put those pictures on my computer yet. (Jimmy took all of the pictures that day with his camera).
I do have one picture that was taken with my phone.So here's a little preview!