Monday, October 8, 2012

This weekend, I had the privilege of running five miles of the Chicago Marathon with Teresa and Dave. I wish I could put into words how awesome this experience was! At mile 25, when they could have been in terrible moods and ready to quit, they kept pushing. If that doesn't make a hero, I don't know what does! 

We woke up bright and early on Sunday at Lisa's and traveled to the two mile marker. We arrived just in time to see all the wheelchair participants come by. They were followed shortly after by the leaders of the elite group (who, by the way, hit mile 2 at 9 minutes and 20 seconds -- insane!!). They were followed by the rest of the elite runners and then... about 43,000 other people. There were people everywhere -- obviously, the runners, but moreso, there were people -- spectators galore! 

I'll write more inspiration later, but, for now, a pictorial! 

So many runners at mile 2! 
Andrea and Lisa with the super cute Teresa and Dave sign! 
Me and D at McDonald's before mile 13 :) 
The halfway point! They're smiling! 
Mile 25! They looked fantastic and were doing great! Heroes, people! 


  1. All the support from all of our friends and family got us through this wonderful experience. Thanks to all of our supporters.

  2. I had never heard of this being done. Those last miles are killer & I can imagine the boost a pooped out runner could get from a friend or two escorting them to the finish - totally cool!

  3. It was so awesome, Sherry! I think if someone could entertain me those last miles, it would make all the difference!


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