Saturday, June 26, 2010

Rock-N-Roll 1/2 Marathon
Today was our race. After 5ish months of training, we were both able to accomplish personal goals in our 2nd 1/2 marathon event. We woke up at 4:00am to meet up with 17,600 other people to run 13.1 miles. The other 4,100 crazies doubled that distance and finished the full marathon. We were able to enjoy the time with several other close friends- they all did great! We started off in Tukwila where I thought we'd be stuck dodging thousands of people, but they did a great job organizing the start line and we didn't have much of a problem being held up by others. We ran along Lake Washington Blvd... several houses are for sale- I'd recommend the location if anyone can afford it! There were local bands about every 2 miles throughout and lots of cheerleading teams and other family/friends cheering their loved ones on. It was very encouraging! We finished at Qwest Stadium in Seattle and were welcomed by thousands of people cheering all the finishers. Several of our friends were there to greet us as well, it sure was a great moment to cross that finish line- a personal accomplishment that I'd recommend to anyone! If I can do it, you can too!
Our running friends; Rob Bourriague, Julie, Bryan Cox and Rob
After the race, we all joined our families for breakfast/brunch it was wonderful to reconnect with our little sweetie. Two of my co-workers also completed the race, we have been training together on our lunch hours. Great job Russ & Shelly!


Britt said...

CONGRATS to both of you! I fully understand the time and dedication for training as a mom, wife and working full time. I had much lunch hour training too as I finished my first 1/2 marathon in May. The feeling is simply amazing to know what you have accomplished. How special for you to complete the race together!

Kudos to you!

AngMomof3 said...

Nice work!!! So proud of both of you! That's a huge accomplishment. Thanks for sharing photos and info!