Monday, March 25, 2013

weekend update: rock 'n' roll 1/2 marathon

If you read the title to this post, I know what you're thinking.  "WOW!  The barefoot ballerina cooks, teaches, dances, reads, and now she's a half marathon runner too?!  Is there anything this chick can't do?!" 

The answer to your question is "Yes."  There are a lot of things I can't do.  I can't juggle.  I can't touch my tongue to my nose.  I can't train a camel to let you ride on his back.  

I also cannot run a half marathon.  My badass fiance, on the other hand, CAN run a half marathon!    

Austin ran 13.1 miles yesterday morning in the Dallas Rock 'n' Roll half marathon.  This was his first half, and he did awesome!!  

Austin's mom was in town to help me cheer him on, and we got a very early start to our day.  We dropped Austin off at the starting line around 7:15, and then we stopped for coffee/hot chocolate before heading over to mile 4 to give him a smile and a wave.  

Mile 4 was marked by a big fire truck (top), and we saw Austin run by with a big ol' smile on his face (bottom right).  He was doing great!  We also met him at mile 9 to give him another cheer, but this mile was a dangerous one.  They had three of the four lanes blocked off, but cars were still allowed to drive in the remaining lane.  This made it difficult for me to get a good picture, and I almost got clocked by a large van as Austin went by (bottom left).  

After my near "death by van" experience, we headed to the finish line to watch Austin run it on in.  He was still looking good!

Austin ran the entire 13.1 miles in 1 hour and 54 minutes.  I am so impressed/proud/happy/excited/a million other things for my sweet fiance.  His goal was to run it in under 2 hours, and he did it!!  Not to mention that it was about 40 degrees outside with ridiculous winds that made it feel closer to 32 degrees the ENTIRE run.  

WHOOP! Go Austin Go!

We went to brunch when it was all over and Austin got a well-deserved order of steak and eggs.  I had pancakes, and we both got mimosas.  YUM.

The rest of the day was spent napping, doing laundry, and just being lazy.  We met our friends Evan and Ashley for dinner at Blue Goose and called it an early night.  

I can't say enough how proud I am of Austin.  I'm so glad that his mom and I got to be his cheering squad while he accomplished such an amazing goal.  He is such a stud!

I'm linking up with Sami today for weekend shenanigans.  I hope everyone had a good one!! :)


  1. GOOOOOOOOO Austin!!!! I'm so impressed!!! I don't think I could ever do that!

    1. I'm with you, Ashley. Running for 2+ hours does not sound like my cup of tea.

  2. That's awesome he beat his goal and with several minutes to spare! 7:15 isn't bad, I think for the Disney marathons runners have to be there at like 5 am or something crazy like that! Looks like you had a great weekend! Visiting via the link up!

    1. Yeah, it was early for a Sunday, but it definitely could have been earlier. Thanks for stopping by my little blog :)

  3. Austin did amazing! I don't know how fast he was hoping to go, but sub-2:00 is fast! And especially with the wind. (Cold is good, wind is bad, cold + wind is worse.) And you're such a sweet fiancé to stand outside in the elements cheering for him. You guys are so cute!

    1. He was hoping for somewhere between 1:45 and 2:00, so he was right on track! It was pretty miserable outside, but we were all just glad it wasn't raining too!