Monday, April 26, 2010

OKC Marathon-2010

Ang and I at the Expo.

Jake and I at the Expo.

Dessert the night before!

Morning of the race. I just put sunblock on, hence the fog I'm in.

Approaching the start, notice how dark it is!

This was in someone's yard at the top of "Gorilla Hill".

"Hi, Ang! I found you in a race of over 8,000 runners!"

Is it just me, or does it look like he forgot something?

This is the marathon winner. He crossed the finish shortly after I did.

They have an AMAZING pizza!!!

This past weekend, Jake and I left the kids with my sister and headed to OKC. I've never really been there, driven through it "YES" but actually stopped and looked around..."NO". We got to town around 4:00, there was some CRAZY traffic!!! (Apparently the LA Lakers were playing in a game there.) We got to the expo and met my friend Angela there. Picked up our race packets, bought some cute shirts (we do need our picture taken soon, Ang!) and then we went to get changed into some dinner clothes at our hotel. We ate at Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse, not bad food but VERY EXPENSIVE! Then early to bed to rest for our big run the next morning.

Sunday, we got up at 4:00 and got dressed. We ate breakfast at the cafe in the lobby. We walked, in the cold windy darkness to the race area. They had a "Sunrise Service" at the survivor tree (the sun didn't rise!). Then we hit the port-a-potty and split up. Jake was running the whole marathon (26.2) and I ran the half (13.1). It was a fun run. I took my camera with me, just in case. I've decided I can make most things, even those that are not really fun... FUN! I ended up beating my last half marathon's time by 9 minutes! I ran into Angela on the route. I have a MONSTER BLISTER on my right foot. And a cool medal and tee shirt to remember this run by.

My wonderful husband scheduled a "couples massage" for us that afternoon. Little did he know he would really need it. His left hamstring cramped at mile 21!!! Then we walked to Bricktown and ate at a really good pizza place. Those of you who know us, know we LOVE pizza! After an amazing dinner, we walked to the movie theater and saw "Kick-Ass". We highly recommend it to everyone!!! It was GREAT!

A wonderful weekend with my husband! Next on our list... "Warrior Dash"!

4 comments:

Julie said...

You and Angela look absolutely amazing. Skinny and beautiful!!!

george said...

National travelers in pursuit of challenges....physically and mentally......great pictures.....

Emz said...

love the post.

the pictures are awesome. Loving the dessert the night before. yum. & the photo of the man in the long shirt --- not so yum. ;)

Angie said...

Yay for us!