Here are photos from earlier:
|Bob at 14-1/2 miles|
|Lisa at 14-1/2 miles|
|Goofy coming up on 22 miles|
|Lisa coming up on 22 miles - her husband |
Joe is running with her for a bit
|Rock 'n' roll band playing outside Travelers World RV Resort|
Will update this after the marathon. Go Bob and Lisa! Good job, Amanda! (She finished the 1/2 marathon earlier.)
UPDATE: Bob made it to the 22-mile mark and wasn't doing well. I walked to the bench under a bridge where he was in the shade. He ate an orange, then asked to lie down on the bench with his head in my lap for five minutes. His stomach, back, knees and feet were bothering him.
He rested, then asked me to walk the last 4.2 miles with him. I told him piece of cake, but I needed to go back to the 5th wheel and put away his support bag. He said he'd keep walking and I could catch up with him. Easier said than done! I went back to the 5th wheel, changed into a cooler, white shirt, grabbed my fanny pack, water, sunscreen, and a Mountain Dew he requested from our refrigerator.
I figure I was about ten minutes behind him. It took me over a mile to catch up with him and I had to run part of it. You all know how much I love running - not! But we walked the last 2-1/2 miles together.
|Bob crossing the finish line.|
|See the big smile and the finishers medallion?|
Thank you so much for driving us all back, Joe! When we got home Bob crashed, then took a shower, and is now sleeping.
I can't imagine running that far, but I'm so proud of Bob, Lisa, Amanda and all the other marathoners out there. It's truly a commitment to train for, and finish, a marathon.
Way to go! See below for a message from Bob:
Bob says he was very motivated and touched by all the support of everyone who came out to cheer for him and Lisa. Congratulations to Lisa on her first marathon. Bob also says he's at home and a full recovery is expected.Travel Bug out.