Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend Race, proud mom

Buddybug ran his first official Half-marathon yesterday! That's him, on the end in the yellow shirt, green cap, number 142.
Yup, it was the Holy Half up at ND and he had a lot of fun running with his buddies.He did well, a steady pace of eight minute miles, 1:43.
** Official Race Result Update (because we care about this sort of thing): 1:43:15, pace 7:53, place 142 out of 600. ** {Hey, I'm impressed!}
I think he is built for running...and it's in his genes. His grandfather and uncle are both very good runners.... Grandpa ran long (crazy long sometimes), and Uncle David ran fast (did Boston, and sometimes crazy long). I love running but {when I do it, not lately..ahem} just shuffle and gasp along, so he clearly got this from his uncle.

I'm proud of him for sticking out the training for this; amidst ice snow exams music friends music late nights and the myriad distractions of college life.

It was cold, wet, and snowing...perfect for a spring Sunday run, don't ya think?
Well, not for me, but they seemed to have a good time!

7 comments:

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Okay, I can do an 8 minute mile for a 5K, but for 13+ miles. Ugh!

Glad he had fun.

So, I am praying that we hear some very good news from your family tomorrow.

Peace!

msl said...

I've been thinking about you today. Holding you in my prayers and keeping all my fingers and toes crossed you get good news tomorrow!!!

Heather said...

Just wanted to stop by to say hello and let you know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!! Hoping for wonderful news tomorrow!!

Ryane said...

Today's the day. Praying for good news! Can't wait to see pictures of your new daughter either.

The Albertsons said...

praying for you all...
love
becca

Ladybugs appear said...

YES GIRL, this is too much. I'm praying for all of us. This morning since 3am has been the longest wait of this whole thing. Much love to you and your family. Fingers and toes crossed.
amy

Adoption Cubed said...

Crazy long is right. I'll add crazy weather conditions as well. Oh, and yes, crazy amazing pace! I'm impressed Buddybug!
Rebecca
(trying to get caught up on blogs!)