Saturday, October 9, 2010

Running Strong

Well a lot has happened in the past few weeks. Nate and I went down to the St. George marathon last weekend! On the way we stopped at my sisters house and had a "Fall Kick Off!" Being the daughters of our mother we can't help it but love the fall season. My sisters house was decorated sooo cute! She had pumpkins, scarecrows and the chilli she made was amazing!!! We had a pumpkin carving contest and a doughnut eating contest! (not to mention carmel apples that were soo good!) It was a blast! We always have so much fun when we visit them. She is such a cute pregnant girl and I can't wait to meet the baby! We then proceeded on to the marathon where Nate and my step-dad Steven were pumped and ready to run!
Though the events that took place the day of the marathon were not what we expected I have never been more proud of my husband in my life. Nate and Steve found themselves more than just a little sick when they came to mile 22 and 23. Nate had had a fever the night before as well as the flu, but kept it to himself and acted as if he was healthy as a horse. When 5:30am rolled around the next morning they were off to the race! To make a long story short, Nate ended up not being able to finish when they stripped his number off his shirt at mile 22, assuring him he was too sick to finish. As Nate and I waited to see when Steve finished, we got a call saying that he was very dehydrated and had to be taken out of the race at mile 23! He was then taken to the hospital! He got an iv and soon felt a great deal better. After recouperating, we all went out for a nice dinner at Cracker Barrell. We ended up having a pretty fun night! It was a pretty hard weekend for our husbands, but like I said I have never been more proud. I don't know anybody that could run 22 miles in 2hrs and 11mins feeling the way Nate was feeling. He pushed through as far as he could and he already can't wait for next year where he plans on taking top 5! Yes, I definitely married a winner!