Sunday, May 31, 2015
Today I was a spectator.
The Minneapolis Marathon was beautiful today. I grabbed my two little boys and all of their toy band items. I mean.... As a spectator you need to make all the noise possible right? We had a tambourine, maracas, a flapper and two drumsticks. We were a three man band. Actually... I really think the runners appreciated it because I felt this marathon was rather quiet in the cheering department.
We jumped in the mix at mile 18. There was a convenient turn around at my 19 or so snd we were able to see our friends twice; lending support and cheer two times!
At mile 20 I ran about a block with Amanda. Hoping that the little extra boost would send her just a bit further. She looked great! I was so happy to be there for her.
After she passed us at mile 20, we headed to the finish line. We packed up our red wagon and hurried as fast as we could. Thank goodness for the red wagon or my kids would never have made it!
At the finish line we were able to cheer her on as she crossed that beautiful finish line of her first marathon! Jeff had finished about 45 minutes before her so he was there too!
She did it. All the hard work and training. She is inspiring. I am happy I was able to share that moment with her!
I will definitely watch an event again. Of course I was green with envy. But someday I will complete that marathon of my own!!