We got up bright and early to watch the marathon - start time was 0600. Now, I have never watched a marathon so I wasn't sure what to expect. Erika reassured me that it was really fun. You drive around from point to point - attempting to stay in front of your runners so you can cheer for them. Then you hope in the car and drive a few more miles, run down an embankment, cheer some more then climb up the hill, hop in the car and go somewhere else.
It really was alot of fun ~ an excitement in the air as you watched these guys push the limit. We saw them quite a few times along their route.
Ryan at the first cheer stop
Bryan and Spencer refueling on "goo" (not the best tasting gel mix of sugar and electrolytes - yes, I tried some).
Evan - now who smiles when they are running almost 30 miles ???
Goo Girls - Erika and Nychelle
Carter trying to catch his runner to give him some much needed water
Another spot to refuel on the move
We waited for a little bit at the finish line for we really wanted to be sure we were there as the athletes started coming through
After about 2 1/2 hours the runners started finishing...it was so cool. Amazing how they can run for 2-3 hours and still move~
Ryan was our first runner in
Great job guys! That was a blast~