Friday, May 02, 2008

OKC Marathon Photos

Ok, as promised here are some photos from last Sunday's marathon. Some of you know that I ran for TeamAutism.org last December in the Honolulu Marathon. Well Bonnie, Scott my future son-in-law, and I ran for TeamAutism.org again on Sunday. Overall I believe we had 21 runners between me in the full, 4 I believe in the half, and 3, yes 3 relay teams in the full. Bonnie and Scott were on Relay Team 1. Bonnie ran the middle position (12K) and Scott was their anchor person, bringing home the final medal for his 10K effort.


Here I am at the 12 mile mark, note the wet streets, it had finally stopped raining, but it was still very windy and cold, hence the jacket and long pants....I had at least put the mittens away for a bit.....
Then here comes Bonnie at the same 12 mile point, but this was like mile 3.5 of her 12K relay run, she's saying "piece of cake". I did some calculating with my Garmin and determined that she actually was faster for her 12k here than I was when I ran the same 12k stretch...she was faster by almost 2 minutes...then I had to go and spoil it by telling her...honey I had already run 9 miles ahead of that. But none the less I think she looked fantastic and she did awesome in her first ever relay event!!!
Then as promised, I had my daughter hustle back to the finish line...I so wanted a finish line photo of me with the clock in the photo....yep, there I am on the right...see Marcy I can keep up with you speedsters...4:32:26...isn't that an awesome marathon time for a 53 year old...oh dang...I forgot we started early so you have to add 2 hours to that time....sheeshh....
Talk about hustle though...that is Scott our future son-in-law in the blazing red shorts and that is his relay team strung out behind him at the finish line. At the OKC Marathon they allow the other team members to run with the final runner as they cross the finish line...but someone forgot to tell Scott to slow down so they could stay with him...no they were all actually screaming at him to keep buring the pavement to the finish, but it was a great race for them all and for TeamAutism.org.
Here is a photo that I'm especially proud of, at long last I'm not running these things alone and I love that, I'm on the right, the roly-poly one, Bonnie is next to me, then Scott with their relay medals, and then my daughter Lindsey, she is the best fan, supporter and photographer, what a team!!!!
And the other great team....TeamAutism.org....we were missing our third relay team in this photo...at that point we weren't sure where they were on the course or if they had finished. If anyone is interested TeamAutism.org will be running again in Maui and we could use some teammates on the marathon team, but no relays in that race.....





7 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Nice photos from the marathon. You are a machine!! And it's awesome that you're out there running for TeamAutism.

Mendy said...

Great pics Randy! You gotta frame that one with all 4 of you in it. That's very cool you all were in the same race!

Good job on another marathon, you maniac! :-)

Marcy said...

Awwhhhh Randy what awesome pics!! ;D ;D It was nice that the sun came out for the finish, eh?

Gosh Randy, how many marathons is this now? LOL

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

You know when I finished I felt so crappy about being cold and wet from earlier, that I don't even know when the sun did come out. It wasn't until after I crossed the finish line that I realized it had turned into a beautiful day.

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

Marcy to answer your question this was #6.

J~Mom said...

Great pictures Randy! I love that your family enjoys the events together!!

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