Honestly, I don't think it was the marathon that was the hardest part, but rather all the training. Long training runs every Saturday (maxing out at 22 miles), hill runs, and more every week for 18 weeks!! That's a long time to be focused on one goal, but Brad did it and followed the training manual to a "t"! He earned every bit of his 26.2 miles and I am so proud of him for doing it all and training for it right!
Here's a picture of my mom who was out there cheering for him and the 45,000 other runners that cold Sunday morning...
On another note, we had our first ultrasound back here in Northwest Arkansas with Dr. Smith. We are 11 weeks now and everything is looking GREAT! Our baby has 2 arms and legs, is almost 2 inches long, and was moving quite a bit. The heart rate was 167bpm...it's still anyone's guess if it's a boy or a girl! Almost through this first trimester...2 more weeks and we'll feel so much more confident about everything.
We're going to see Riverdance this weekend and are looking forward to a visit from Brad's sister Michelle and brother-in-law Fred next week. Life is good and that's about all I have to say about that.