Stormy Weather

What a fun weekend! My brother came down from Grand Haven to be my running partner in the Capital City Half Marathon. Neither one of us had very successful training runs for this race. I set out on a 10 mile run over a week ago and had to phone in a bail out to Drew at mile 6. So needless to say, we were both a little anxious. The night before brought massive thunderstorms and huge down pours. The sirens went off a couple times during dinner and I was a complete mess! I wanted to corral the children (Beauy and Sauce) and head to the basement but Troy and Drew ignored all the warning signs and kept eating their plates of spaghetti. Nothing bad happened (of course) except for the fact that when the rain stopped I looked outside to see that the top of my Jeep Wrangler had been down the entire time. There was an inch and a half of water in it. Awesome. So in honor of the April showers that have brought May flowers, I decided to post this photograph of the marina in Grand Haven. This was taken right after a massive thunderstorm had gone through.

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I decided not to think about the mess that was waiting for me in the Jeep. I went to bed with visions of strong strides and steady breathing dancing in my head. We woke to a beautiful morning!! The temp was perfect, there were big poofy white clouds in the sky and the sun was shining. We also had a fantastic race. We both stuck together the entire time (I had to remind Troy to slow down a few times in the beginning) but that helped us to conserve our energy for a very strong finish. Our official time was 2:05:46 meaning we maintained a 9:36 minute mile!! I was very proud of us! I tried to hold Troy’s hand as we crossed the finish line, but he refused….little brothers!

I’ve fully recovered and feel pretty great. I’m spending the evening working on the rest of Becca, Corrin and Nolan’s photographs. So new pictures will be heading your way soon!

May 5, 2009 - 12:55 pm

Aunt Lori - Hi Megan,
I check out your blog every day on my lunch break between you & the China blogs my lunch time goes fast! Your post today bring a smile to my face thinking about you and Troy and you wanting to hold is hand cross the finish line(maybe he would have if you had gotten him a better Christmas gift than just a Dollar Store wallet…do you remember). I know you all had a great time. You’re a Great Big Sister…and he’s a Great Little Brother. Your Mum and Dad sure did an Awesome job. They set the standards high for the rest of us! Love you and can hardly wait to see you! Give Drew big HUGS and love to the babies.

Aunt Lori

May 5, 2009 - 10:31 pm

Mary Ann - Fun to read about the race… and Troy really had a good time. Dad and I are so pleased he was able to get the time off to visit you and Drew. Speaking of Drew… he was the best to see you and Troy three times for his very first race. Way better than Daddy and me! And he brought Beauy!!

Enjoy all the spring that has found us all… even Grand Haven is alive with colors and the boats are out!

Much love!!