Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rockford race

Lots to catch up on, but I'll start with the highlights from our awesome weekend in Rockford. Brian and I trained hard this spring for the half marathon up there and it paid off big time! We clocked a 1:52:35, which is about 6 minutes faster than our previous personal best. My legs are still recovering... but Brian is already gearing up for a second half marathon in a few weeks. He's running one in South Bend that finished on the 50-yard line of the Notre Dame stadium. Ellie and I will be on hand to cheer him on.
Much thanks to my mom for watching Ellie while we ran this past weekend and also for bringing her down to the finish line area to cheer us on. Definitely helped give us a final boost in the homestretch. And congrats again to little bro and sis-in-law, Ben and Candice, for getting second overall (Ben) and winning the women's division (Candice) in the half. They finished far enough ahead of us to jog back and offer some encouragement during our last half mile!
I didn't get nearly enough pictures, but here are some cute ones of Ellie playing with her cousin Mason and Uncle Dan.

This is the "hood ornament" game that Dan said Mason loved when he was littler. Looks like Ellie is a fan, too :)

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