Last weekend, I bought a last-minute flight to Utah to see my mom, aka Little Becky, run her first marathon (at 62 years old)! She did such an amazing job. I’m so so proud of her.
I met her at two places along the course to cheer her on and run a short distance with her. While I was waiting for her, I cheered on the other runners with encouraging words such as “Runners are SEXY!” and “Marathoners have hot legs!” I got lots of people to smile at mile 20 and mile 23; I’d say my cheering helped. 😉 I screamed for about 2 hours straight. And I don’t have much of a voice left.
I made sure to save my loudest screams for my mom though. She seriously looked so strong and was running well and in great spirits every time I saw her, even after running through a torrential downpour for about 5 miles.
She ran the marathon in 4 hours, 56 minutes (and did I mention she’s 62??? let’s hear it – WOW!). She even came in 3rd in her age group! I hope when I’m her age that I’m as healthy and active. She is such a great example.
It was fun to see my family, if only for a short time. My nieces and nephews grow up so fast. And get more and more mischievous every time I see them.
I want to eat these boys with a spoon. They are so cute. But since I can’t eat them with a spoon, I ate breakfast cookies with a spoon instead. I even got my carnivorous dad to eat one. On a John Deere plate of course.
You might know that my mom flew to North Carolina to see me finish my marathon last October. I had no idea she was coming and it was the most amazing feeling to see her at the finish line. I’m so glad that I got to share the experience of her first marathon with her too. (She did know I was coming though. :))
Are either of your parents runners or fitness fanatics? I know I’m a runner because my mom is (she’s been running for 40+ years!).