Thursday, May 5, 2011

Half Marathon

This last weekend Neal ran a half marathon with two of his sisters down in Champaign/Urbana.  He did a great job and so did his sisters! 


A lot of people have asked how long has Neal been training for this.  Years.  No actually not really.  More like weeks.  Really.  He had been planning on running this for quite a while but only got around to running in mid-March sometime.  We don’t have a treadmill or a local track so he was limited to running outside when weather permitted. Which, living in northern Illinois, that meant hardly ever.


He hurt his foot running a couple weeks before the race so stayed off of it until right before.  Neal used to run in high school and I’m guessing he was a born runner because with the limited practice he had he was able to do the 13 miles of running in 2 hours.  Not bad! He was so fast that we missed him twice as we (with all the kids) were trying to catch him along the way.



{Before and after the race}

We are so proud of him and his amazing sisters!  What an incredible accomplishment! 


  1. good job guys! Too bad we didn't see you there.

  2. Congratulations! Wish we'd still been there to cheer you on. :)


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