Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Marathon Pics and a Top 5 List

The Top 5 Things Said by yours truely during the Disney Race and 1/2 Goofy's Challenge:

5. I will feel better when I get a chance to suck out the goo.
4. I have rashes in places that would be good to have if I were in prison.
3. I need to make sure I lube up my crack and my nipples.
2. If you stand in the exaust of that motor, you should be able to stay warm.
1. I think my nipples are gone.

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Here are some promised shots of the marathon...

They had a great expo that Claire and I hit up the day before the 1/2 marathon...we bought goo and power blocks and we picked up our Goofy Challenge gear...the power of positive thinking. We spent $100 on two sweatshirts that said we ran the races, so we better finish!



This is the morning of the 1/2 marathon (Saturday). Holy Crap was it cold!!!




There were plenty of photo ops during the race...the princess castle, and the mariachi band were my two favorites.


At the finish line, we were still smiling...13.1 miles? No problem...





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Waking up on Sunday for the full marathon (another 3am adventure) made me question my sanity and Claire's ability to make wise decisions...after all, it was her idea to do this stupid thing...do I look happy? No. But Claire just played the cute card.




But we found our rhythm and discovered that we could still smile, whether it was mile 8 (where my foot pain made me limp the rest of the way), mile 15 (where my nipples had rubbed raw), mile 24 (where Claire's blisters became unbearably painful) or even mile 26.2 when we were exhausted and 1/2 dead...but we did it and we are proud of our accomplishment.






12 comments:

Stacie said...

you two are CUTE!
GOOD JOB, love the last picture!

Schell Family said...

Way to go you too! It sounds excruciating, but it is quite an accomplishment!

I love the wedding hats and expect to see them in Feb...rehearsal perhaps :)?

for a different kind of girl said...

How great that you two can smile through the agony! I've had my picture taken next to that very same Micky Mouse statue. Happily, I didn't have to run 26.2 miles in order to do so!

rs27 said...

the goo is so good.

JP said...

Two medals! Awesome! What's next? An ascent of K2?

Leigh Ann said...

*chuckle*
Prison rashes...

MaBunny said...

You and Claire look so cute together and its great that you can do that kind of stuff together!

Katelin said...

aw what fun pictures. i still can't believe you guys ran in that, so crazy!

WILLIAM said...

Men do not need nipples...I mean on themselves...

kimmy said...

I've heard great things about that Goo stuff. My friend swears by it!

Great job, you two! What an accomplishment!

Kimmy

Practically Joe said...

A Disney adventure if I ever saw one!

jocelyn said...

golly, you two are crazy!!!
love the pics, thanks for sharing :)