Hey Fit Readers!
Over the weekend, my family and I went down to our beach house in Galveston for a mini-vacay, pictures with Santa on the beach, a walk through the Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens, and the Holiday Half Marathon. Sounds like a nice, fun and relaxing weekend....right!? Well, let me tell you we had fun, we relaxed, but not everything went as smoothly as planned!
As the weekend approached, I kept looking at my weather app knowing that a cold front was heading our way. Saturday the lows were in the 40's with a 50% chance of rain. I got a phone call on Thursday letting me know that the Santa pictures on the beach would be rescheduled due to weather. A little bummed out, I made the necessary phone calls and text messages to my friends that I had invited down. So there you have it...road block #1! But it wasn't going to hold us back!
Next up, the Festival of Lights! Our neighbors came in from Houston to go with us to Moody Garden's amazing light show. So we loaded up, bundled up and went to see the Christmas lights. Now, don't forget the weather.....rain, 40 degrees and 30 mile an hour winds! It was cold! We walked what seemed like a mile through the great light show and laughed the entire way joking that we may all end up with pneumonia! It was a success minus the weather and we DID get Santa pictures...just inside instead of on the beach!
And now it's 1/2 marathon time! Our original plan was that my husband, neighbor and I would all run the Mooody Garden's Holiday Half Marathon together! Well after some training, my husband and neighbor decided they would do the relay (about 6.5 miles each) and I was determined to do the 13.1! Sadly, our neighbors baby got sick last minute, and they were not able to come. But my Fit Husband had his mind set that he would run with Fit Baby in the BOB (jogging stroller). My hero! Amazing! I love my jogging stoller, but running longer that 4 miles with it is a pain! So we discussed what to have Fit Baby wear because it was so cold and windy. We went for fleece footed pajamas, sweat pants, a hoodie and beanie; a big blanket and of course the shield on the BOB to keep the wind out. Are we crazy!?! Maybe a little, but when you train for something you are ready for the accomplishment! So, we got the the race at 7:45, heard the National Anthem, and started running at 8. Punctual!
After 4 miles of running and pushing the stroller, Fit Baby began crying. My Fit Husband decided it was time to call it a run and get in the warm. I am so proud of him for attempting this run and taking one for the team. It gave me the opportunity to finish my very first half marathon and in under two hours! 1:57.09 to be exact!
It was cold, it was crazy, but we made it through! Just goes to show you the team that comes out of a family! I'm proud of my husband for attempting the run with the stroller, and I am proud of myself for doing 13.1! Success!
xo Fit Mom