Monday, April 6, 2009

A Half Marathon from a Spectators Perspective

Remember in October when I ran a few mile race with my friend? You'd think I'd keep running more races. I would have . . . however most of the races offered here are too long for me. Hence, when Laura decided to run a half-marathon I decided I would cheer her on from the street. Anything longer than 3 miles is too long for me. So 21 kilometers (about 13 miles) did NOT sound appealing to me.


We ended up missing her actually run . . . but were able to greet her in the park afterwards!


Renae cheered Laura on too in her own silly way . . .



We were glad the race ended up in Retiro where we could run, play and enjoy the 70+ degree weather! (Sorry Iowa folks . . . .)


Running from Daddy? Or to Mommy?



He's so serious sometimes . . .




Renae enjoyed the turtles, ducks, huge fountain and exploring the park in general.



Minus the hair that fell, this is a great family picture!

8 comments:

Wendi Reger said...

love love love the last picture.

Jonathan et Kari said...

In that serious photo, Jesse looks EXACTLY LIKE III.

Which is about the highest compliment I give ;)

Dee said...

We too were enjoying Spring (officially it's here) then Old Man Winter decided to blow through the door one more time but that's it. Absolutely no more cold weather allowed until sometime in November or December.

Jesse, yes Larry's 36 and I'm a year younger. :o)

Love you!
Aunt Dee

Jenny said...

That IS a great family picture...and I think your hair looks beautiful! Love the pic of Renae cheering "go!"

Nate and Natalie said...

I would have to agree, it is a great family picture. By the way, VERY jealous of the 70 degree weather!

kpjordan said...

That family photo really is a great picture of all of you...LP looks too cute. And being the mother of the brothers, I cannot see Trey in that "serious" picture of Jesse. But then, I can't see Jesse in Renae either. I keep tryin' though.

P_31Girl said...

Great pics! Julie, you look SO tiny!

Scott & Julie said...

Does Jesse have on a tuxedo shirt? And is that a man purse he's sporting?

(that's all because he didn't talk to me the other day on Skype)