yesterday afternoon i came home from plant shopping to a bit of a surprise: rich announced he was going to run the half marathon portion of the duke city marathon. i'm thinking, "great--knock yourself out. is there anything i can do to help?" and rich said, "yes, you can drive me to the convention center before 6:00 p.m. so i can register, then make a big pasta dinner tonight and drive me downtown to the starting line tomorrow."
the marathon was to happen about 15 hours from when he made his announcement.
SO, this morning, sophie and i got up early and drove him downtown and off he went--and two hours and seventeen minutes later, he was across the finish line!
here he comes (in the white shirt)
there he goes
13 miles and he's still smiling!
sophie and gus missed him; gus wanted to run with him
and he's already thinking about next year...