Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jeff's Dallas Marathon

This past weekend, we ventured down to Dallas for Jeff to take another attempt at breaking 3:00 for his marathon time.  Jeff was greeted on Friday morning with a surprise that our BFF, Kristin, was going to come with. 

We stayed with our good friends the Holmans who moved down to Texas a couple of years ago.  James picked us up at the airport, and then we went to their beautiful home in Frisco.  We finally were able to meet their newest addition, Paige. What a gorgeous child. So happy and smiley.
Paige
Unbeknownst to the Holmans, baby rabbits were nesting near their flower pots.
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James and Lisa took great care of us all. We had excellent meals, lots of relaxation and amazing weather.  
Jeff getting ready the night before
Jeff and the ladies pre race
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Kristin, and Lisa's trusty GPS, managed to get us to the Cotton Bowl for Jeff to start the marathon. About mile 5, we heard from some spectators, that the pace car took the runners on the wrong route and the route was going to be too long.
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Watching at mile 20
Jeff approaching the finish
The cheerleaders: Dani, James, me and Maggie, Jeff, Lisa, Paige and KK
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Although Jeff didn't break three hours, as a result of a bad course-actually measured at 27.5 miles versus 26.2, severe wind around the lake, and frustration, he did finish 4th out of over 800 marathoners.  Impressive to say the least.

We left on Monday, sadly, having to return to work.  We left Dallas with the temperature approaching 90 for a high to Denver where it snowed and rained yesterday.  We had such a great time with KK and the Holmans.  We can't wait to see them again. I know Jeff is already scouting out where to run next spring to break 3 hours.

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