Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Get your run on!

I, Marianne Mancusi, can write books, dance all night, and apply liquid eyeliner without ending up looking like a raccoon. (Usually…) I cannot, however, run 26.2 miles. Well, maybe if I split it up the mileage over say, two weeks I might have a prayer, but certainly not in one sitting—er, standing.

So I greatly admire those who can pound the pavement for that exorbitant distance and not have their legs fall off in the process. Case in point – my boyfriend Jacob – who ran the San Antonio Rock and Roll marathon along with his sister and father this weekend.

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His mom and I met them every five or so miles to collect unwanted layers and offer up water, Advil, and gummi bears.

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Jacob didn't want to stop though. He was a man on a mission. I could barely get a kiss out of him. (He tasted salty, anyway.)

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His mom got extra gummi bears for other runners and was quite popular when handing them out.

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And I'm happy to report, all three of them finished the marathon! Amazing!

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I don't know how they did it, but I'm very proud of them all the same!


1 comment:

Dorothy said...

Glad you had a good time in Texas. It was good to see pictures of Jacob's family. I didn't know I could put comments on your blog until I noticed it on Karen's. Have you read her weekly blog? Have a great Thanksgiving. If you call me, remember I'll be at Michael's and Karen's. I'll check out your new book in Colorado.