Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Myrtle Beach Half Marathon

This past weekend we loaded up the kids and headed down to Myrtle Beach for a race Aarik and I did. 48 hour trip consisting mostly of driving and running! First of all, Konnor has been sick with what appears to be a milder version of what Mckenzie and Jade had for a month. So the idea of doing the longest trip we have done with two potty trained kids was made even scarier by that. HOWEVER, the kids were amazing! We made great time, had perfectly spaced potty breaks and except for a little trouble finding a decent place to eat at a decent time the trip down was really fun. The kids were SO excited to play on the beach and in the ocean. We got lots of fun pics of this but unfortunately our camera was misplaced from our hotel room. Long story that I won't go into right now, needless to say I'm a little peeved. LUCKILY my mom did get some pictures of the weekend and so that's what I have to share! I hadn't been to Myrtle in years and had forgotten how crowded and touristy it is. Again, finding dinner was interesting but finally accomplished, we spent a little time in the hot tub and then got in bed. Luckily Aarik slept well I did not sleep at all and the kids slept until a little after we left for the race the next morning. The race was a lot of fun one really big hill followed by a mostly flat point to point course. For an inaugural event it was well organized and laid out. We finished on the new Myrtle Beach boardwalk and so the last 1/2 mile was literally running alongside the beach. The medals were HUGE and HEAVY. This was Aarik's first half and he did amazingly well. He finished in 1 hr 47 min 55 sec. I did 6 minutes better than my first half and finished in 2 hrs 1 min and 45 sec. I missed my goal time by 1 min and 46 sec but am happy to have a new PR. We had a lot of fun and I'm excited to start doing more races with Aarik!


  1. The thought of running for two hours without stopping makes me tired, but kudos to you guys!!

    Seriously, I think it is awesome!