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Friday, November 05, 2010

Not one but two.....

If you ever saw my husband and myself you would scratch your head in wonder over what I'm about to share.

Here is the headline...

Both of our children are running the NY Marathon this weekend.  Are we proud, you had better believe we are, both Kim and Dustin got interested in running marathons a couple of years ago. They ran their first marathon together in 2009 in Chicago along with Vince and Katie's sister Korey.  At that marathon Kim qualified for the Boston Marathon, YES I said the BOSTON MARATHON.  She qualified on her very first attempt, not an easy feat to say the least. Kim and Vince and Dustin and Katie are all runners.  Vince has participated in the Chicago marathon for the past few years Vince's first marathon and Katie will run her first in the spring of 2011.

Kim ran Boston in the spring of this year and we were just in awe of her ability to set a goal and go after it.  Our family was just beaming at her accomplishment.

So now on to NY and the ING Marathon.  They both applied for this marathon under the lottery system, believe it or not both my kids won the to speak.  Running 26.2 miles is no lottery win to me but that's another story.

Although Mr. Hubby and I made the trip along with Vince to watch Kim run Boston we will stay home and hold down the fort by dog sitting our brood.  We are a family of pampered pooches and someone has to stay behind and attend to their demands. 

So of the forty three thousand who will run on Sunday I am proud to say that two of them are mine. I pray for their safety and the safety of all the runners who will be out there running the streets of New york.


Paula said...

You must have taught your kids how to set a goal and obtain it if they both have the dedication to train for a marathon.

I hope that Kim and Dustin will have a great race today and that they will achieve their time goal.

ShannonPinNOLA said...

I'm so glad they're both able to make it to the Big Apple for the marathon. I am just in awe of the drive, discipline and stamina required to do such a thing. Tell them that someone waaaaaay down south will be thinking about them and rooting them on.

Cathy said...

Good luck to the pair!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

You must be so proud of both of them! What an accomplishment. I hope they had a great race and please let us know the outcome.
Hugs, Sherry

Miss Char said...

Well it was not the day we had planned for. Kim finished the race with a better time than she did in Boston so she walked away happy and is safely back in Chicago now.

Dustin started to experience chest pains at mile 16 and had to drop the race. He went to the med. station and will see his cardiologist when he gets back home tomorrow.

We're grateful for the safety of both of the kids yesterday. There will always be another marathon but never another Dustin. Prayers were certainly answered.

Bella Michelle said...

Y'all (yes, I said y'all) are such a great family! I love hearing about all the fun things you do to support each other!

WTG runners!!! WhoooHOOO! Better you than me!