Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fargo Marathon

Jeff in Fargo- prerace
May 19th Jeff ran the Fargo Marathon in my hometown of Fargo, ND. Jeff was shooting for a sub 3:00 marathon time. Why Fargo? Ironically the race course was redesigned this past year and managed to go right in front of my mom and dad's home in Fargo. What a perfect opportunity to run the Fargo Marathon.
We flew in on Thursday night, and relaxed most of Friday touring the course with Mom. Jeff would run from the Fargo Dome to about 36th Avenue North and then head south until he reached about 42nd Avenue South. Then he would turn north again and venture all the way back to the Fargo Dome. With blustery weather and a curvy course, Jeff finished his marathon in 3:03:54. He didn't hit his goal time, but he did amazingly well still cutting off 5 minutes of his previous best time.

Neighbor lady, Mom and Dad cheering on Jeff

Jeff running past the Johnson cul-de-sac

Jeff at mile 16 turn around

Jeff at mile 20- strong head wind

Jeff racing into the Fargo Dome finish

Jeff finished!

Mom, Jeff and Dad- the cheerleaders and the hero
 We had a great break in Fargo. As my mother has said on numerous occasions, "It is so nice to put your feet under your mother's table." Jeff and I truly felt like we were on vacation at home in Fargo. We relaxed, rested, had great meals and fabulous company. Jeff was cheered on by Mom and Dad, Adam and Natalie and a host of other Fargo residents.

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