About 6:30am, on our way to the bus shuttle
Waiting in line to get on the bus
All smiles before the race
Me before the race, in mid-conversation ;-)
This sign cracked me up
More lines of people waiting to get on the bus
Pace markets at the start line -- I like the one that says "Same Day" hehe
Chillin before the start...literally...brrrr! (temps in the 40's)
Brian and me at the start
Brian and other doing a warm-up run...to stay warm, not really to warm up for the race ;-)
Race is about to start
Race has begun, we're approaching the start line!
In the first mile, people ahead of us
In the first mile, people behind us
Me in the first mile
Brian in the first mile
Runners closely examining the lovely foliage along the road ;-)
Our first spectators....MOOOOOOOVE RUNNERS!!
More spectators, honking their horns at us as we crossed the bridge
The first several miles of the course is on country roads like this one
Runners ahead of us after the left turn
A very nice man offered to take a picture of us while running (unfortunately it was in video mode, but I was able to get a still from it)
Brian approaching the aid station
Fellow race participant with cerebral palsy rockin and rollin on the course
Spectators cheering us on
Brian running, this part of the course was in really pretty historic lakefront neighborhoods
Yay! Just 10k to go!
A great aid station, the volunteers were really cheering here
Brian running ahead on a big downhill around mile 23-24
Only a couple more miles to go, a bit breezy here with the lake
Brian gutting it out ;-)
Only 1.2 to go! I tripped and almost face-planted crossing the intersection ahead. Yikes!
Making our way to the finish
Less than 10 minutes to go
Just a little bit more to go
Very close now, the excitement of approaching the finish line of a marathon is always the same, regardless of the time it took
Woo hoo! Just .2 to go! We can get under 5 hours!
Rounding the bend, the finish line is near
All finished and all smiles! Final time was 4:58.