Sunday, April 26, 2009

I have a new appreciation for the OKC Memorial Marathon


Although I did NOT run a marathon or even a half marathon this weekend, I feel as if I have been running all weekend.

Friday consisted of attending CR at our church and then a late night at SB with a few friends.

Saturday started out w/ 2 bball games for my son then on to the OKC Arts Festival. I always enjoy attending this event for the food, atmosphere, music, and of course the art! My favorite artist is the woman who "paints" using an ink pad and her fingerprints to create beautiful paintings.

On to the Hartman's for a wonderful dinner. Their backyard is amazing! and the weather was perfect.

I was not sure what to expect when I agreed to sign up to attend the OKC Memorial Kid's Marathon this morning, at 7am. It was so much better than I ever expected! After finishing that, my son and I headed over to the finish line. We were able to watch numerous runners finish the 1/2 marathon. I saw several faces I knew, and had fun embarrassing Davis as I cheered on a few friends who finished. We also had the privilege of seeing several of the 26.2 er's! I actually fought back tears watching all of these runners. It takes such hard work and dedication to accomplish a race, no matter what distance it is. I know, I used to be a runner back in the day... just finishing was all I cared about. I was so inspired... enough to train in the next year?... perhaps. Davis is interested too, so we shall see.

I encourage anyone who knows someone racing or who just wants to have a fun and memorable experience, go to a race and watch, better yet volunteer! It is so much fun!

4 comments:

Christi said...

I just said to Sheldon this morning that I want to run the 5K next year. What did you have in mind?

Kayla said...

I'd love to do the kids marathon but shoot even a mile would kill me!

Heather said...

Wish I would have seen you there! You should get some friends together and do it next year-it was SO fun!

Donnetta Lee said...

Michelle: Sounds like you really had a good time. Davis is lucky to have a mom so interested in the things he does. Now--about that running--I'm doing well do walk up and down the stairs in my house! I'll have to be content to watch others...D