Friday, October 14, 2011

Denver Rock 'n' Roll

Last weekend Gabe, his mom Connie and my stepmom Eileen all ran the Denver Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon! I'm so proud of all of them!

Gabe informed me that this race was the greatest physical challenge he has completed since college. That's 10 years! With that fact in mind, I am even more proud of him. Not long ago, it was quite the challenge for him to run 2 miles and now he has completed his first 1/2 marathon! Great job Gabe!!

Because of the weather, I decided it would be better to stay home with the girls. Up until the night before I had every intention of being at the end of the race. I was so excited to jump up and down in excitement at the finish line, but I knew in my heart the girls needed to stay home. It was just going to be too much to ask of them. It was a hard decision to make; the selfish part of me wanted to be there to cheer and experience the fun! All morning we waited and waited to hear from Gabe and when I finally received this photo from his Dad I was almost in tears. I couldn't believe how happy Gabe looked in this photo! It brought such JOY to my heart! Having done a marathon and two 1/2's, I knew what an accomplishment that was for him! I'm such a proud wife!!

Look at this joy on Gabe's face! I doubt everyone was that happy at the finishline!

Avery was so proud of our sign for Daddy!

I told Gabe to be ready for photos at 4:30am since I couldn't be at the finishline! He was a good sport!

1 comment:

Audra and Roger said...

Way to go Gabe! Ash, you even look gorgeous at 4:30 in the morning...how?