This blog is originally from October 22, 2016
Today is a very special day for my family. Sara ran her first 5K Run (5 Kilometers – approx. 3 Miles). And Kevin ran his first Half Marathon (13.1 Miles – approx. 21 Kilometers) at this morning. Kevin got ready to run on the Shoreline Trail by the lake, while I was driving Katelynn and Sara to their Halloween Run at the Nebraska Furniture Mart. At first, Sara didn’t seem so happy about running 5 km. But shortly after the starting line, she made friends along the way. It’s always good to have other kids around, who will encourage one another. Katelynn did well herself. She ran most of the stretch by herself and came in about three minutes before her younger sibling.
Once we were done quenching our thirst and having breakfast burritos, we drove over to the Shoreline Trail. It was about 10:20 am, when I said: “I don’t think Daddy made it through this stretch back, yet. He has about another mile to run, after he passes us. Sure enough, Kevin came around the corner and waving at us ten minutes later. The girls and I were cheering him on. And when he was around the next corner, we left to go home. Kevin told me this afternoon: “It felt so good, when I saw the car and then you coming out and cheering. At that moment I knew, I didn’t have very far to run to the finish line.” It also gave him a big mental boost.
Now, all three are happy what they have accomplished. And this Momma has to make room for three more medals.
UPDATE on April 15, 2017
Today, Kevin ran his second Half-Marathon in Frisco. He seems by far not as hurt as he did the first time in October. This time, he knew what to expect. 🙂