Sunday, October 20, 2013

Columbus (Half) Marathon & Sunday Sundaes

It's official, I'm hooked! This morning, B and I spectated from the sidelines waiting for E to pass us at the 12 mile mark in German Village. It's hard to complain about being chilly when people are running 26.2 miles in shorts and tank tops, so we happily sipped our coffee and cheered loudly.

The Greatest Spectators Ever

We were able to sign up for text message tracking and were notified when E officially started the race and hit the 10K mark. I was able to snap a quick picture as she ran down High Street (in blue) - she looked awesome!

Way to go, E! 

The Columbus Marathon looked like such a fun race, and is definitely on my short list for 2014 (more on this in a later post). And if I don't run the Marathon, I'll definitely run the Half portion. It was such great motivation to watch the runners booking it down the street as if they were on mile 2. Time to work on my speed so I can be just as strong 12 miles in... 

Today was a rest day for me, but after watching the race, I had to do something running-related. I decided to watch "Spirit of the Marathon" on Netflix - a documentary from 2007 that follows both elite athletes and mere mortals training for the 2005 Chicago Marathon. Yes, 18,000 people ran Half and Full Marathons this morning, and I watched a movie on the couch...

We had our normal Sunday family dinner at my Aunt and Uncle's. Pork roast, a baked potato and broccoli with a side of homemade cornbread. Yum Yum Yum...

After dinner, my cousin had the brilliant idea of having us all visit our other cousin at Steak 'n Shake where she works. Dessert and more family bonding...yes, please!

My first Steak 'N Shake Experience

Did anyone race today?

What was the best thing you ate today? That cornbread was AH-mazing. 

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