Monday, May 17, 2010

Runner Toes and Ladies Clothes

How did I get these toes?

By running 13.1 miles...

My mom and I were all ready to head out the door for the starting line of the 2010 Ogden Half Marathon when Tyler said, "Um...Mother Lucy, do you have some running clothes I can wear? I might as well run the race with you guys. I mean, what else am I going to do for the next two hours?"

After 2 hours and 20 seconds of running, Tyler and I crossed the finish line. Yes - hand in hand! I had trained...Tyler had not. He never ceases to amaze me!! I LOVED having him as a running partner. Anyone think I'm well on my way to turning my man into a runner??

19 minutes later, my mom crossed the finish line placing 2nd in her age division! Go Mom!!

Running is exhilarating and exhausting, painful and precious, and something I hope to do for the rest of my life.

Favorite Quote of the Day:

(A few hours after the race was over and we were starting to feel the muscle tightness set in - we started laughing at the fact that Tyler just up and decided to run a HALF MARATHON minutes before the gun was fired at the start line)

Tyler: I can't believe I just ran for 2 straight hours.
Mom: And in MY clothes!
Brigitte: Seriously! Why did you do that?
Tyler: So I could spend time with you...
Brigitte sighs and falls deeper in love!


Mishel said...

You guys are awesome. Maybe this post will inspire Jon to run with me... Sigh. Someday maybe.

Jesicca said...

I found your blog through Lisa's! You look amazing, haven't changed a bit! You are a darling bride... Congrats!