Monday, April 25, 2016

ONE OF MY FAVORITE DAYS...

For the past 16 years in OKC, the Memorial Marathon day has become the favorite of a lot of Oklahomans!  For our family, too!  The Hubs has run in some form for 15 of them and the rest of our family in some way has joined in for the last 8-10 years.  We love it.  We bond together by getting up at 4:30 a.m. and driving in the dark to get a good parking space for the 6:30 a.m. start.  We enjoy gathering with fellow Christians in a building downtown where we can visit, use the facilities and pray before heading for the starting line at 5:50 a.m.  The whole atmosphere is energy filled, and it's fun to be a part of it.


This year our youngest surprised us by finishing the half-marathon in 1:44!  Our son-in-law was right behind him at 1:45!  The rest of us didn't train much so we ran the 5K and I can say there's not the level of excitement that you get on the regular marathon course but I'm still glad we participated.






This is one of the few times during the year that we all eat breakfast together.  So it's pretty special to me!  We also take communion together since we missed church.  Then, finally, REST.  





3 comments:

dwaugh said...

Correction---Clark finished 1:44, DT after him at 1:45

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Whoops!

Lori said...

That's amazing how fast they both ran it! Z said he ran with Derek a lot of it! Pretty neat family tradition :).