Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dallas Marathon

Amanda is in the pink shirt to the far right waving at us...we were waiting at mile 4
Today was a very exciting day for our family, especially my sister-in-law, Amanda (my husband's sister).  She ran her very first half marathon at the Dallas Marathon!  I'm so glad we were able to be there to support was very exciting!  She has been working so hard to train for this and we are so proud of her!!  Congratulations, Amanda!  We love you!

Before she arrived here at mile 4, I really started to choke up some, but I didn't want her to see me crying when she passed....we were there to cheer her on!  I don't know why I was so emotional!  I guess because this is huge!  I'm not sure I could run 13 miles if I were in shape, nor would I want to!  Her friend, Kyle, who has been coaching her the past few months, ran the marathon with her.  He's in the bright yellow shirt to the left right behind her in the picture above.

She just passed us at mile 4...her husband, Josh, is high-fiving Kyle
My nephew, Luke, supporting his momma!
And there she goes...
I love the picture right above...Josh getting a picture of her and Luke watching her as she continues her run!

And then...after weaving our way through Downtown Dallas to find a spot near the finish line (at the Convention Center)....
Here they come...the home stretch!
She had just enough energy to give us a little wave...they're very close to the finish!!
If you have never been to a marathon, it is VERY exciting!  I've been seeing a lot of my Facebook friends posting...apparently there were several who ran the marathon today!  Congratulations to you too!!  But the biggest congratulations goes to Amanda!!  Looking forward to your next race!

Collette :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much!! I hope to be able to run this one again next year!!