This weekend consisted around the fact that Joel ran an ultra marathon on Saturday!
Since our alarm clock was set for 3:00am on Saturday
morning night, we got ourselves tucked into bed super early on Friday night.
The ultra marathon started at the top of a mountain about two hours away from our house and I was thankful we made it there alive. The drive was windy, dark, and the perfect place to dump a body - which was all I was thinking about, strangely.
|That's the moon...|
The race started at 6am - and was about 40 degrees at that time of morning. Joel thought the race was going to take him anywhere from 5-7 hours, so I had brought lots of goodies to keep myself distracted while we waited for him. Since it was in the mountain - most people were dropped off or just drove themselves which meant. Roscoe and I were alone....and basically camped in the car.
We had a cooler full of goodies, a fully charged iPad, and a few magazines which made it actually kind of fun for a little while. Finally, 11am rolled around, and Joel was slated to finish within next two hours so we took our soccer chair to the finish line and waited for big finale.
The weather warmed up very fast and was almost 100 degrees by this time. I worried about the heat for Joel, but he was well hydrated and trained, and although it was hot, it didn't seem to phase him too much.
There were 580 runners - some doing 50k and some doing 50 miles. Joel was a 50k runner and finished 29th overall! It was an amazing accomplishment and we were so proud of him.
He is such a rockstar, an hour after finishing he chugged a beer and then headed back to LA to celebrate with friends.
On Sunday we cleaned, took a long walk to ease his soreness, and had two of my cousins join us for dinner. It was a perfect way to cap off the weekend.
I have so much wedding stuff to do this week, I'm feeling way overwhelmed. I know it will all get done, but these next two months are going to be tough ones I think.