Sunday, May 13, 2007

He Did It!!!!!

A big congratulations to my husband!!! He ran the River Bank Run yesterday and I am so proud of him. What an awesome experience! It was very exciting for me and also a little nerve wracking. After I dropped him off down town, I headed out to my first location, decided to get a coffee at the Dunkin Donuts drive thru, when I noticed his "bib" number on the floor. All I could do was pray and drive back into town 10 miles with less than 30 minutes to the start of the race. I found a parking spot and started running. Thankfully I had my running gear on. I never found him at the start - I found some friends and said, "if you see him - I've got his bib". So then, it was more running for me, hop in the car and drive to Wilson. How cool!!! I waited on the bridge and saw him (got to run across the bridge area together). Thankfully the "bib" wasn't a big deal and I was also so thankful that he looked strong. His knee had been bothering him the last couple of weeks and we didn't know what to expect. He finished with a time of 2:17:56!!! I was able to hand him his bib so he could cross the finish line with it. Personally, for me it was so exciting - tears were in my eyes - as I saw so many people overcoming so many things and being cheered on. I would love to hear everyones' story. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures to share. I was so excited to see my husband and other friends running that I didn't have time to get a picture. Maybe next time.


Laurie said...

Way to go Jim! Isn't that him in the front of the pack with the Kenyan's? =)

Kelley said...

*grin* That is so awesome!