Saturday, May 9, 2009


That's the time it took for Shawn to complete his first 1/2 marathon! For the record that is running 13.1 miles. He said his first goal was to complete it and his second was to complete it in under 2 hours. Complete it. Check. Under 2 hours. Check. This wife is so proud I was nearly brought to tears five times. Five times because that's the beginning, 5 miles, 8 miles, 11 miles, and the finish. He did so awesome!! Here is a rundown in pictures:

Excited to start!
In line to race:
Despite the freezing, 45 degree weather, I'm hot after the first 5 miles!

Mile 8
Mile 11
Finish, #354 out of an estimated 1000!
Recovering, I'm beat! I loved it!
Cheering wore my littlest fan out.
Happy family!
She's got some big shoes to fill, but I think that she will certainly try!
A side note from myself, notice the winter coat, scarf, and hat. Where is the May flowers, warm temperatures, and sunny days? I'm hoping they come soon!


Anonymous said...

We are so very proud of Shawn!
We had a fabulous day watching Shawn run.

It was exciting to go to the mile markers with Tawnda and Evie, and cheer Shawn on.

Lots of Love,
Mom & Dad

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm the star of Tawnda's blog. Almost as good as finishing a half marathon!


xander's mama said...

Very proud of you Brother! Wish I had the dedication (and knees) to run marathons! Keep up the great job--who knows maybe you can run The Boston Marathon someday!

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Shawn! That's such a huge accomplishment! And I can see why a guy would keep running with such beautiful girls waiting for him at the mile markers!

Thanks, Tawnda, for documenting it so well!

love, sara and mike

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your run Shawn.
I now feel more of a lazy blob after hearing about the miles you ran and seeing your pics!!
PS LOVE the family photo at end
Dawn XX