Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Weekend Rewind: WOF 2011 & Bass Pro 1/2 Marathon

As you can see, things have been a little crazy around our house since I'm just now getting to post our Weekdn Rewind. My weekend started early as my mom & I headed out on Thursday afternoon for Kansas City. We attended the Women of Faith Over the Top Conference with several ladies from her church and had a fabulous time. As is usually the case with these conferences, I learned a ton and hopefully I'll be able to post at least a summary of some of the major points...but for now, here's one to make you think...

"God promises to feed the birds, but he doesn't put the worms in the nest...Get up & move to find God's purpose for your life."

My mom made sure that I took it easy with plenty of rest and even taking taxi's from our hotel to the convention center...Elyse definitely doesn't need to be arriving 6 weeks early!

We came home on Saturday night in time to join our men for a meal full of carbs! Hubby ran in his first 1/2 marathon on Sunday morning and it was time to carb-up for the race!

When Sunday morning rolled around I was definitely thankful for the extra hour of sleep. The race started at 7:00 am, which meant arriving to get ready at 6:30 am, which meant leaving our house at 6:00 am, which meant rolling out of bed at 5:30 am! Yikes!

I wasn't going to miss his first race, so I headed out with my hair in a ponytail and no shower to be the supportive, pregnant wife!

Hubby & two of the pastors from our church!

This was part of the Bass Pro Fitness Festival, the Cohick 1/2 Marathon. We live about 20 minutes from the original Bass Pro Shops and that's who sponsored the race.
My favorite race photo...at mile 9...and before he hit a wall!
Coming in to the finish line...Official Time: 2:08:05! Well within his goal of a 10 minute mile!

My running Hubby & his foil blanket! Elyse & I were so proud of him!

And a group shot...most of these attend our church, with a few others thrown in who train together!

After the race we headed for breakfast at Perkins, and the next stop was the couch for Hubby & the recliner for me. We had a relaxing afternoon with nice LONG naps and then finished up the weekend with small group. Seriously I am so thankful that small group is on Sunday nights...it's such a great way to finish up the weekend and get motivated to start a new week!


Bethany said...

He looks GREAT at mile 9! That's awesome. I'm just hoping to be able to do 3.1 miles again, ha! Proud of Nick!

Dana-v said...

That's what I was thinking.....mile 9???? He looks great for that far in!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

Looks like a LOT of fun!! :) Cute shirts!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Oh this is so exciting for
Your husband...I'm training for a half so this is totally motivating...way to go Elyse's dad!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

congrats to your hubby! and your mom is super sweet and thoughtful to get cabs, what a great mom and grandma to be she is!