Joe ran in the Marine Corps Marathon today. It was his 3rd race this year after running in the Air Force Marathon and the Army 10 Miler.
This was his 4th marathon (ran the Air Force Marathon 3 times), but the first time we've been there to cheer him on and meet up with him after the race. For one, driving to OH where the Air Force Marathon is held is a few hours longer than driving to DC for the MCM. For two, my mom lives in MD so bonus of going to this marathon was visiting and staying with grandparents.
We had to take the kids out of school on Fri and Mon for travel days, but I'm so glad we did. It was great to be able to see Joe running and give him encouragement and then to greet him after the race.
We saw him at about mile 22 and then we dodged runners as we ran across the street and met him on the other side as that part of the route looped around. I didn't realize that I stopped the video so quickly each time we saw him, but here are a quick few seconds:
The kids also had a fun time cheering on the sidelines for the runners as we waited to see Joe. They liked holding their hands out for high-fives and got a big kick out of each time a runner slapped their hand.
Congrats to all the finishers in the MCM! It is so inspiring to watch all those people running 26.2 miles. It makes me wish I could be as dedicated, brave, and persistent at running like they do. But I hate running. I do. I simply have no desire to run, and run, and run for 26.2 miles. But I am in awe of all those who do run!