Today, Jason ran the Tobacco Road Marathon. His main goal was to qualify for the Boston Marathon, which required him to run faster than 3:10. His stretch goal was to run the marathon in under 3 hours. He blew away his main goal and just barely missed his stretch goal with a chip time of 3:00:21. We are so proud of his accomplishment, though I think he keeps wondering if he could have somehow skimmed 21 more seconds off his marathon.
Jason got up this morning at 5 AM and rode with some friends to the marathon. I got up with the babies at 7 AM and we left around 9 o'clock to get to the marathon in plenty of time to see Daddy finish. While waiting for Jason to appear, I started chatting with a woman who was waiting on her husband to finish as well. (She's adopting a baby from Ethiopia, so we had a very interesting conversation.) Luckily, she offered to take a photo of me holding both babies and cheering Jason on.
|I'm holding Miles and Vivienne, watching Jason cross the finish line.|
|Family photo after the race|
|Daddy and Vivienne|
|He'll always be her hero. =)|
|Me and Miles at Wendy's|
Congratulations to Jason on an amazing marathon today! I love you so much, and I couldn't imagine a better daddy for Miles and Vivienne. We are all so proud of you!