I can’t remember if I mentioned this or not but I have been training to run my first half marathon in September. I am not sure what made me wan to run because normally I hate running if some kind of sport is not involved. Anyway, two weeks ago I convinced my wife, brother his roommate to do join me in an 8k beach race. I was more than ready for it and so was my wife and Scott (brothers roommate) but my brother not so much. It kicked is ass but in true Marine form he pushed himself through it and finished.

This is what happens when you don’t run Ethan!

We competed as a team and none of us were really concerned about time ( I was a little because I am always competitive). We did all finish together sort of ha-ha. I finished first with Scott a minute or two behind. I then circled back to run in with my brother and wife. Nancy hung back with Ethan to make sure he would be alright and partly because it was hot and humid and she just didn’t want to run fast. In the end we all crossed the finish line together and had a excellent time.

Best part was taking a dip in the ocean to cool off afterwards.

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This was my first race ever!

So one race down and more to follow. Unless we find one soon, my next race will be the Marine Corps Half Marathon which is what started me on this running kick. At the moment I don’t plan to run a full marathon but I also had never planned on running a half so who knows. Happy running!

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From L-R: Ethan, Scott, Nancy and me

 

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