Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Running with my Brother-in-Law

My sister's husband took up running last year. The great thing about my brother-in-law taking up anything is that he does not mess around. He dives full-stop into the new hobby and doesn't look back. He completed a half marathon last year and is already training for a full in the spring. He's in Kansas, so this will mean he'll be doing a fair amount of training in bad weather conditions. The good thing about that (and I speak from my own experience last year), is that all of those bad days will really show him that he can run in anything.

Over Thanksgiving, my whole family came to visit - which was a huge treat for me. It not only inspired us to go on the Mount Vernon candlelight tour, which I loved and was something new to take my parents to, it got me out the door for a 5 miler Turkey Trot.

I'm not exactly sure what my brother-in-law's goal pace was, but at some point I decided we simply could not spend more than 50 minutes running. And we didn't! We crossed the finish line at just over 49:30. It was such a joy to run with my brother-in-law, and also fun to see a friend out cheering whose home is along the course. At one point, I sprinted in front a bit. I wanted to catch a good running photo - and while I'm not sure I did that, I at least got a running photo.

Here's to many more runs in both our futures!

Before the race.

Guessing this is mile 4.5 or so - you can see my brother-in-law is not dying, though he is definitely hot. The course was very sunny, making it much warmer than anticipated. I figure we can knock it down to 45:00 the next time we run a five miler.


1 comment:

  1. This will always be one of my favorite running memories. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement in my running activities. I’m going to figure out how to run in colder weather so that I don’t end up hot!