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Saturday, September 19, 2015

air force half marathon.

This morning we woke up early. Too EARLY for a Saturday morning and drove to the Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio for Dan's first half (13.1 miles). As usual, Jackson and Audrey listened to directions and went back to sleep in the car while the bear was wide awake the entire time we drove up, were there and drove home. He's a... trooper?!

This was a great race to take the kids to because it was on the base at the National Air Force Museum so they had several planes outside parked around the finish line for them to look at while the race was happening. They even had several people parachute out of a plane at the start of the half marathon which was so cool!

Dan did great- he always does- but as soon as I saw him running towards the finish line I knew he was in pain- he was practically limping as he ran. His knee had been hurting since last weekend's 15k and he said in his gut he knew he should not have ran today, but he did and he was in pain the entire time. He's now napping (he NEVER naps. ever.) while icing his knee so I'm hoping he'll be okay after a few days. 

His time: 1 hour, 44 minute
Average pace: 7: 58
34th place for his division

The sun rise was beautiful this morning! Just how Audrey likes it with lots of purples and pinks. 

The fly over for the full marathon start- Jackson practically fell to the ground with ears covered... it was so CLOSE and LOUD but AWESOME. 

This has nothing to do with the race but I just think he's the cutest little apple-eater there ever was. 

Daddy's biggest fans all lined up to watch him FINISH!

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