Saturday, October 4, 2008

He Did It!!!!!

After months of training, some difficult injuries, and a rather nervous morning (after having driven the course yesterday), we are pleased to report that Mike has finished his first marathon! The New Hampshire marathon has been run for 16 years around Newfound Lake. The relatively hilly course provided a significant challenge, but our favorite runner was able to finish in 4 hours, 50 minutes! We are so proud! Here's some favorite moments from the family experience:
Pre-race jitters are in full effect (at least for the one in the middle)!

Ethan and Abby had fun on the beach while Papa ran.

We caught up to Mike around mile 23 and tried to snap a shot of our favorite runner. We were much relieved to get a thumbs-up in response!

Ethan and Abby joined their dad for the last stretch.

Our champion!


Laura Fenske said...

HUGE Congrats! You did a great job!



Same time as me! We will have to run our next marathon together.


ethiHOPEia said...

Ahhhh...what a sweet ending!
Congratulations on the marathon!

the Steiger's said...

I can't believe you did not let us know you were in NH. We would have come up to Newfound lake. (it is one of our favorite spots)
Anyway congrats!!!