Monday, April 6, 2009

Big D Race Day!!!

Sunday morning my dad, Dave and I participated in the Big D Marathon. My dad and Dave (my heros) ran the marathon and I did the half marathon. I can't tell you all how proud I am of these two men! They trained so hard for such a long time and did such an awesome job! Dad is 58 and ran like he was 28! Dave trained with Team in Training raising money for the Lymphoma Society. He was honoring his step brother Jay who passed away last fall. What an awesome day it was for our family. And Honey, Mimi and Anna Lou were there to cheer us all on. What great supporters! Here are some pics from our big day at Big D!

6 a.m. leaving for the race.
Almost at to the finish.

A few more steps.

Awkward smile, not sure how I was smiling.

Anna Lou snuggled up.

Anna Lou was such a trooper in the chilly weather.

Finished and glad to see my little darlin'!

Mimi and Honey with ALH

We went inside to get out of the wind.

Here comes Dave!
Quick kiss for ALH on the way to the finish!
Dave still smiling!

Anna Lou replinishing her carbs:)!

Here comes dad!

Way to go dad!

So glad it is over! But what an experience!


The Drama Mama said...

WOW! I am so impressed. I can only imagine how great of a feeling that must be to cross the finish line. WAY TO GO, girl!

Team Sherman said...

Congrats! I'm so glad that your hubby got to train and race with Team In Training. I think I've told you before - but I work for TNT! Go TEAM!

Katy said...

I am so impressed, Miss Ashley! :)

Tiffany said...

Way to go - What an accomplishment!

Meredith said...

Hey girl! Great seeing you last week- so much fun!!!

Congrats!!! I did the half in November and loved it! Love Anna's shirt, it's perfect!!!

shannonmichaelis said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to run a half marathon. Can't believe that you did it! So great that you and dave and your dad got to do it together. So proud of you! See ya Sunday....

Shannon said...

Wild Bill is AMAZING!!! (as well ad you and Dave!) I am so impressed and so proud of all of you! And I LOVE Anna's shirt....precious!

How it Began said...

congratulations! Tell your Dad and hubby congrats too! Wish we could have been there to cheer you on.

Chafen Hart said...

wow. I am SO impressed. lots of bostonites are training for the boston marathon and making a big show of running around with fancy waterpacks! I can't believe yall ran half and full marathons and we didn't even know you were training!