Monday, May 5, 2014

The Nashville Country Music Half Marathon

Woah! It has been a busy last couple of weeks and I am behind on blogging!

So two weekends ago was finally our half marathon! The training seemed like forever...but we made it! Everybody was able to come in on Thursday evening, so we had a pretty long weekend together, it was great!

Friday morning we got up and headed to the Expo to pick up our race numbers and packets and to walk around and look at all of the running stuff.  At first Brynn was super timid but by the end was dancing around EVERYWHERE! It was hilarious!

After the Expo we got some lunch and then headed to the Nashville Flea Market (this might be one of my favorite things of Nashville!). I'm really gonna miss it...guess I'll have to come back and visit! We found some great deals and Whit even bought a table!

Whit had some friends visiting Nashville the same weekend so after the Flea Market we headed to the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. I think at this point we realized we had been on our feet a bunch and were hoping we weren't too tired for the actual race, ha!

Clearly I did a horrible job taking pictures because I have none from Friday....

Saturday morning we woke up bright and early to head to the start line for the race. Curt, mom, and dad dropped us off and I was going to run with my phone so we could stay in contact with them to figure out where we might see them!

Then we ran...

There were so many people!

Lined up waiting to starting

So happy to be running for the next 2 hours :)

Whit told me to take this pic because she thought it would be cool to see everybody's feet....not so cool huh whit?! haha

I think this is about mile 3....still feeling good!

Mile 6!

Loved the bands!

Whit taking a pic with Brynn while running :)

We had a lot of people to catch....

Mile 10 I think....we were starting to run out of gas...

WE FINISHED in just under 2 hours and 5 minutes! Yahooo!!!!!

As much as it was hard training and running for 2 hours straight, it really is such an awesome sense of accomplishment when you cross the finish line! So proud of us!

I think Brynn was proud of us...or maybe she just wanted to wear our medals, haha!
We took pics after the race, attempted to stretch, drank gatorade and then headed back to the apartment to RELAX!

Brynn played dress up...

What?? He wasn't the one suppose to be napping..that was suppose to be me!

Mom did give me a wonderful foot massage.....glorious.

Saturday afternoon Ryan, dad, and the girls headed home while Mom and Whit stayed for the concert! Saturday evening we ate at Whiskey Kitchen and then headed to Bridgestone Arena for the was the cast of Nashville....and it was great!

Broadway in the background!

The Nashville cast!! Guess you can't see much...haha

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on finishing the marathon! AND I'm SUPER jealous about the Nashville concert!!