Boston Marathon 2013
Patriots Day in Boston was one of my favorite days last year, here in Boston.
We were so excited my dad made the qualifying time to run in the Boston Marathon. Last year he missed the cut off time by 1 minute!
My parents came in on Friday night. Saturday morning my dad and Mike went to a LDSSA, MBA conference for the day. I got a babysitter and my mom and I went shopping. We had a great time! We went to dinner with Elizabeth, Larry, Catherine, Bryan, Amy and Beau Jewkes. It was a great night. Sunday afternoon we went to the expo center to pick up all my dad's race gear. Their were so many people. You could feel the excitement in the air.
Monday morning he left for the race and we headed out to Wellesley close to Anthony and Kristin Archibald's house to watch the elite runners and wheelchair racers come through. It is so inspiring to see the everyone in the race come by.
Here are the kids cheering on my dad!
Kate made a poster the intead of say, "go pops" it said "go opps" she was so excited to hold it up when he came by. We were following him on the Follow my Friends app so we knew he was really close by.
Mile 13 and he was feeling great!
At Mile 13 he was feeling great. 8:15 minute miles, he was cruising!
By mile 17 he started cramping up and feeling sick. We watched his time start to slow down.
Kate stayed and played in Wellesley with Claire and we headed downtown to the finishline. Cole was so tired so we decided to put him to sleep at our house and have the Landon's listen out for him. sidenote: there aren't many things I like about our little 585 sq. foot apartment, but the thing I DO love is having great neighbors!
After Cole was asleep Mike, my mom and I made our way to the finish line less then a mile away from our apartment. We started watching the race on Boylston street after mile marker 26 right in front of the Apple Store. We meet up with our friends cheered my dad on while he finished the race. He was feeling horrible. It was cold and he was sick. So he went into the medical tent and we walked over to find him.
We rushed passed the finishline
Link to Today Show Below
Mile 19- Heart Break Hill
Text from my Dad