Wednesday, October 6, 2010

marathon runner

So, with five less toenails and a long trip to support his daughter under his belt, Dave completed his second marathon on Saturday.
I will spare you the pictures of his feet, because describing them as "gross" would be a serious understatement. I'll just say that man alive, after seeing those toes I don't think running a marathon is on anyone's bucket list in this family.

It was HOT that day.

His iPod didn't work (in my mind not many things could be worse than running 26.2 miles, but running it without any music? now that's misery.)

He was getting Lucy safely under her anesthesia instead of carb loading or whatever marathon runners do. He was playing memory with her instead of doing his last runs. And then he was on a long flight and functioning on little sleep.

But he did it. And he did well.

We're all so proud of him.
And I am so incredibly grateful that despite all that training and serious work, he didn't bat an eye when our NIH trip fell at the same time as the marathon. I'm so thankful for this man and his will-power and example.

13 comments:

  1. Will he be in Boston on April 18th?!?

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  2. That is awesome!! Running a Marathon will never be on my bucket list but I am always in awe of those who do run them. I can't imagine running that far but doing it without music would be torture!!

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  3. Seriously, it takes a dedicated family man to not bat an eye when a family issue comes between him and something he's been working at for months. Way to go, Dave!

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  4. So great!

    My sister is a runner. Her. feet. are. disgusting. Buuut she's never ran a marathon.

    So maybe her grossness times 26.2?

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  5. Way to go, Dave! I'm sure you rocked it.

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  6. NO IPOD!!!!! I can't tell Jeff that...his race is coming up next weekend and I know he'll get even more nervous thinking about that possibility!

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  7. Yay to Dave! Thank goodness I can get a pedicure and have some polish to cover my disgusting feet! I just go with dark Brown...matches beautifully! It was so awesome to see you guys last week!

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  8. Great job Dave! That's true dedication, both family and to running!

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  9. I got a picture of the back of him :) Sorry I didn't think faster. I tagged you on FB.

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  10. Congrats on #2 (I'm beginning to train for my #2 ... we'll see if I can stay as mentally strong as your man - HA!) Many Kudos on a job well done indeed!

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  11. I found your blog recently and am wondering why your cute hubby's toenails fall off when he runs??

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  12. That man has sheer grit. Amazing...which includes incredible, superlative, extraordinary, wonderous and...a little bit crazy!

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