Thursday, June 10, 2010
What words come to mind when you think of an angel? white, wings, kind, loving, protector . . .
Well, I was SUPPOSED to be an angel during the Ogden Marathon. Charlie (AKA: Jeff) trained with his 3 angels: Marisa, Jamie, and Vanessa all winter long. Charlie and his angels ran through snow, hail, rain, and darkness. . . all in the name of qualifying for Boston 2011.
Race day morning was a blast. We all rode up on the bus together, ate bagels and bananas together, stood in the porta potty line together and used it 5x a piece. It was so much fun. (I know. Using porta potties, fun?! It's just so much better than going outside in the open where people stare at you!)
The weather was beautiful. We joked around and laughed throughout the entire 1st half of the race. Unfortunately, I lost my "angelic" status soon after that. I cursed at a photographer kind of/sort of by accident, I yelled mean things at Charlie, and I lost feeling in my legs around Mile #16.
Even though the 4 of us didn't cross the finish line together, we all set PRs that day. It truly was a race to be remembered!
Pictured below: Angel Vanessa when she still had both wings.
Pictured below: Vanessa with only one wing left.
Pictured below: Vanessa after she lost both of her wings.