Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Of course, I wanted to be there to support Nancy and Alan, but I also find it hard to just watch a race, so I decided sometime this morning to run it too (pushing 80 pounds of Manharts in the double stroller...good grief). This is only the second time I've run with both kids in that stroller, and it was interesting. Skyler went right to sleep, tucked in with 2 blankets. Reed tried wiggling out of his straps at mile .01, and then started to cry. I told him "Just a little longer! Don't worry!" He cried for about a quarter of a mile, and everyone around me looked over their shoulder thinking, "Really? You're going to run this race with your kid screaming the whole time?" He finally settled down, but said: "Can I get out now?" to which I responded "Just a little farther" about 49 times.
A few of you already know this firsthand, but I love to encourage people to start running, and I love even more seeing them chip away at their running goals. And I just loved hooting and howling at Nancy as she crossed the finish line today; I know just how she felt.
Congratulations, Nancy and Alan! BRAVO!