Pikes Peak Marathon Day!! So much to share!
|This is the path the boys were about to set out on! It really puts it into |
perspective, doesn't it? A little flat land through town, and then into the
mountains they went. Up through the trees, and then up into the boulders. So crazy!
|We got up early to send the boys off -- me and my amazing runner!|
|The boys were so excited to start off on their adventure!! Big time pumped!|
|We gave our men kisses and watched them walk off down the road to the |
starting line. Blaise and I stayed right out front of our apartment, since
they would come running straight up this hill back at us.
|And here they come! Running up the hill and looking good!|
|Oh the food! It was so yummy!!! Blaise had the stuffed french toast, some ham |
and some eggs...and I had biscuits and gravy, an egg, and hasbrowns. Mmmm!
|On our walk back, we spotted this huge school chair :) We couldn't resist!|
|There was a lot of cool art around town -- this one was my favorite! |
It was a beautiful large mural and the colors were gorgeous!
|We headed back to the apartment to relax a bit -- I read and Blaise took a nap! |
Then we received this fun photo from the boys!! This was about 10 miles in.
|I love that the guys were taking pics throughout their journey! |
Look at this steep slope and all those rocks. What a trail!
|A photo of them at the Summit! What a view! It took them 4.5 hours to get |
to the top...and at this point, they turned around and started to make their way down!
|Since we weren't sure exactly how long it was going to take the boys, |
we got to the finish line in plenty of time! We found a halfway shady spot and
listened to the announcer call the runners in. It was fun spending the day with Blaise!
|The announcer called out their names and we got prepped to see them! |
And then those boys came zooming around the corner toward the finish line,
and they were sooooo excited! It was such an incredible sight to see!!!
|They went through the finishing tent, and then we were able to give them congratulatory hugs!!|
|This man -- I am so so proud of him!! He never ceases to amaze me. |
He has some wild and crazy ideas, and then he follows through with
them and it always turns out amazing! I am in awe of him!
|America's Ultimate Challenge|
|After the race, we made our way to the booths that had the free food |
and drinks for the runners...and we spotted some of the runners sitting in the mineral stream
getting a natural ice bath! They decided to partake as well -- and it was chilly!!!
|Free pizza!! Yes please!|
|Free beer! Yes please!|
|After awhile, we headed to Boodad's for some burgers for lunch...|
and they had Vanilla Porter! Chris' favorite!
|These are the cool Finisher Jackets they received! They are pretty awesome!|
|The pretty interior of the Mona Lisa fondu restaurant|
|From there, we went to the Swirl wine bar -- a few drinks there |
and the guys had some food. Chicken and waffles!
|And why not some ice cream too!!?|