Monday, November 3, 2008

Santa Barbara Half Marathon

November 1st was a good day to run. Five years after our car accident- it feels good to be this alive. I am not a natural runner, nor do I really like running. But setting my mind to this goal and actually finishing felt really good. Running a half marathon was hard but I loved the rush of being out there with thousands of people running together. It was a very over cast day but the ocean was beautiful... at one point during the race I could even see dolphins swimming along the coast!

This link is a picture just before I crossed the finish line!

http://www.photocrazy.com/perl/additem.pl?pid=1692124&ev=821&sd=2008-11-01&st=09:40:48&lfn=&d=f&bibno=&nts=0302


Deric barley made it to the race... he arrived just a few minutes before I finished. He forgot the camera but was able to get a few seconds of video...the finish line! (I am the one in the blue shirt!)

5 comments:

The Nates said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations!

Sarah

Ben & Rachel said...

Great Job! What an accomplishment!

Thibodeau fam, Aug.2007 said...

Hello Everett family!!! This is Natalie Thibodeau. We're so happy to have the link to your blog now, or maybe you sent it a LONG time ago...????, if so I am soooo sorry for not getting on sooner.
It looks like things are going well in CA, we sure have thought about you since you moved there.
Please visit our blog when you can.www.thibfam.blogspot.com
We're so excited to keep up with your family now~
HUGS!!
Natalie

Heartfelt Homemaking said...

Way to go girl! You are my hero! Now you know there is a big marathon here on the east coast. We would all love to see you back here, even if it just was for a few hours of running. Miss you all.

The Wilkinson Clan said...

You rock! I want to run with you.