Michael and Steph ran the Big D half marathon and marathon on Sunday. I can't tell you how proud of them I am!
They both did the 4 Seasons Challenge, which challenged runners to run a 1/2 marathon every season for one year, and this was their last race to end the challenge.
They did The Hottest Half
Dallas White Rock Marathon
The Big D
The last 2 were nasty, rainy and miserable. It rained most of the morning on them, and still, they did amazing!
Steph ran her first marathon ever in December (White Rock) and qualified for the Boston Marathon with her time. For all the non-runners: that is a HUGE deal!! It is NOT easy to qualify and she did it on her first ever marathon!! Amazing!! She even ran a personal record this race and beat her time (qualifing again!) :)
Anyway, My mom took one for the team and watched Bryson so I could go cheer them on. I didn't want Bryson miserable and wet all morning. It is always sooo motivating standing at the finish line watching everyone cross. Running is very emotional, and even though I didn't know a single soul except Michael and Steph, I found myself tearing up several times. It aaaaalmost made me want to run another half marathon. Actually, no. No it didn't. It made me very happy I wasn't soaking wet running for 3 hours straight. ;)
I'm so proud of you both!!