Beau and I spent Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday in Covington visiting with my parents and family this past weekend, and as usual we had a blast. Oh yeah...and Beau ran 13.1 miles. No big deal. But seriously!!..I couldn't be more proud. This Sunday morning was the Gulf Coast Half Marathon that Beau and I have been training for for the past few months. His stepmom, Claudean was the one that talked us into doing the race in the first place, so she was with us during the race day as well. Unfortunately, thanks to two knee injuries, I wasn't able to participate, but I'm trying to stay positive about it. Since registering for the race cost $60, I'm just telling myself I had a great time on the side lines cheering, and walked away with a $60 t-shirt with all the sponsors on it - the one all the runners got. Special.
Let me just say that I am exhausted right now. My mom and I woke up at 6 am (after a night of wine) in hopes of getting to race before the runners started so we could talk to Beau and Claudean. Of course, it took us longer to get there than expected, so were missed the very beginning of the race. At least we saw Beau running a few minutes in, so we were able to wave him on then. GO BEAU! While the race was going on, Jeri and I got a chance to walk and chit chat through Fountainebleu State Park where the half marathon started and finished. If you ever get a chance to go you should take it. The scenery was beautiful.
As I mentioned earlier, I couldn't be more proud of Beau and Claudean for their amazing accomplishment, and next year (possibly after a few surgeries) I'll be right there with them!