Saturday, September 25, 2010

SoJo Half Marathon

 This is Aaron, he's my big bro and I love him.

A couple weeks ago I decided to opt out of running the SoJo Half so I called him up to take my place. Being the great brother that he is, he said, "Sure!" and ran it in my place. He'd been hoping I'd choose not to run a half while being pregnant, so he was more than happy to run for me. Gotta worry about your little sister, ya know. :)
We went to cheer Aaron on at mile 6.5, but for some reason it was taking him longer than we thought (The race ended up starting almost an hour late). We hung out for an hour cheering on all the runners going by. The kids got a couple of high-fives in and then got bored. They colored a sign for Aaron, but by the time he came around I had them in the van waiting cause they started a pine cone fight that I was trying to keep away of the runners while holding Annabelle. So, about 5 min after getting in the van Aaron came around the corner. We followed him for a minute or two and all the kids yelled, "GO AARON, GO!!" over and over for him.

After we saw him I went and got Jay from the house he was at WW when we were waiting for Aaron. He lost 4.8lbs, by the way! Go Jason!! I'm so proud of him. :)

We missed Aaron crossing the finish by about 5 minutes. It's my fault. I took a wrong turn cause my iPod wasn't pulling up the address of the finish line and I guessed at which way it was. He ended up finishing in 2.09.44! Go AARON!

It's all good though. Aaron was excited to see us and Brianna was even more excited to see him. She always gets excited at races. Last night we made a sign to hold up for Aaron while we cheered him on. I wrote out the words and Brianna and Caleb colored the letters in.
Brianna was so excited to show it off to Aaron since we missed holding it for him at the halfway point. She told him who colored what and what it said.
It says, "GO AARON YOU CAN DO IT!" plus, "Run, run, run, go, go, go!" and "We love you!" Even though he didn't get to see it while running there were some runners out there who hopefully benefited from the kids cheering.
There's the cool metal he got for running the half. Aaron, being the great brother he is "presented" it to me for being a good mom and opting out of the race to take care of myself and my baby. I told him I couldn't take it cause he earned it, but he insisted saying that he ran it for me, so I deserved the award. I'll make sure to put it in a special spot so I can always remember my big bro's love for me. :)

Tomorrow.....PUMPKIN RECIPE!!! Plus, yesterday Jason and I walked 3 miles around the lake with the kids in 45 min and kept up with our food.


Joggin' Momma said...

Awww, that made me a little teary, what a great brother! I am sure seeing the kids made him happy regardless of not seeing them on the route!

Cynthia O'H said...

Brothers are awesome. You and Aaron need to tuck away the medal for little bambino; it will be a great story one day.

misszippy said...

So cool you got to share that with your brother. My brother and I have done a few races together over the years and I always treasure the memories.

Bring on that pumpkin recipe!

Anne said...

What a great sweet that your brother gave you his medal :)

Zaneta said...

aww! i LOVE this post! I love that your brother loves you and respects you and cares about you! It's great to have close family! :D

Whitney said...

Ooooh! I love that medal! I'm getting one next year!