Monday, August 15, 2011

Half Marathon Finisher!

I am SO proud of my hubby! Jason ran the Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon with his friend, Matt, in Chicago yesterday. They had some pretty hot and humid days to train in, but the weather on race day was perfect! It was in the upper 60s/lower 70s and there was even a slight sprinkle during the race.
 Ready to head out -- 5:30am!
 Poor kiddo...had to wake him up early after a late night including dinner at Dick's Last Resort (what a fun place!).
 Waiting for the race to start...
 There they are! Jason is on the left and his friend, Matt, is on the right (both white shirts).
 Just started - 6:36am!
 2 miles down!
 6.5 miles! (He's high-fiving some of our cheering section.)
 Almost there!! (Just before the finish line)
 Matt & Jason
 Our cheering section
Us! :-)

Four years ago, Jason trained with the Leukemia & Lymphoma to run the half and finished in 02:13:38. He ran a couple 5K races since and then nothing until he started training for this year's half in April.

This year his time was 02:07:43!


Excellent job, Jason and Matt!!

5 comments:

Twinside Out said...

Wow! That is impressive! Way to go :)

katery said...

awesome!! congrats to the hubby!

cady said...

That's awesome! Congrats, Jason!!

Jason said...

Thanks! I owe it to my cheering section.

Jamie said...

I need some of his endurance!!