Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Rush ran his 5th marathon on Saturday, November 15th in Richmond. Even though we live here, this was his first time running here at home! His training had been seriously hampered by a back injury and he took quite a while off. His longest training run had only been about a half marathon, so it was a little up in the air as to how it would go. That coupled with a warm humid day could have proven disastrous. However, somehow he managed to set a personal record of 4 hours, 8 minutes! He was hoping to break 4 hours, but it just didn't happen this time. He's already signed up for the National Marathon in DC in March.

His best friend Ramsey and wife, DeAnn came up from Alabama so Ramsey could run too. We had a great weekend with them!

Jonah cheers at our first stop (about Mile 7)!

There he is!! About half-way.

Go Daddy!!

All done! Congratulations!!

Ramsey, Jonah and Rush post-race

1 comment:

  1. I always imagine people who have run that far to look exhausted. Rush never does. He and Ramsey make it look like it was no big deal. Crazy, I tell ya! :) We did go down to watch. We got there about the time the women's winner crossed the finish line. I wanted to wait for Rush (I ran into Sharon who told me he was trying to break four hours.), but the rest of my family was ready to leave, so I didn't get to cheer him on. I like being near the finish because they announce everyone, but my kids got bored pretty quickly.

    Congratulations to Rush!!